There is this idea that when people experience abuse, they will know what to do. I had no idea.
I should know by now that giving articles as treats to my OCD to keep it quiet, only feeds it and makes it grow.
Sometimes the fantasy of love seems better than reality, but that usually means it is a fantasy for a reason.
Living your life by invalidating yourself to please others creates a deeper hole that you will have to fill in once you bravely start healing from your past.