I thought I was crazy!!! I feel so stupid for feeling relief in finding this place... I just want to not be alone anymore... I have fought so hard...for so long...I have been through every form of abuse and domestic violence there is...since I was 4...I am now 33... I finally got away from my X, who almost killed me...yet still harasses me...and my "family" still exists, but... I've fought so hard to figure out who I am and what I want...but I always seem to wind up back in this dark place... I thought I was crazy. I wanted so much to talk about it, but there was no one...the fear of that look when the subject was approached...even with counselors...the questions... In the last year, I have lost everyone who I could ever go to safely, for a hug, or just to talk...I want a hug so badly, but it's been almost a year since I had someone to give me one... I haven't felt this alone for a long time, if ever...I didn't think it was possible to hurt this much so silently... But now...I found this place...is it true there are others out there? Could I really...maybe...just a little bit...belong somewhere?