I've been to two psychologists who both say I experienced abuse as a kid. To summarize, 2nd-8th grade my dad would often get angry for i.e. lying about brushing my teeth, not understanding how to do my math HW, getting B's instead of A's in my classes, and when he got angry he would do things like throw me down the stairs, throw me against the walls, throw me into the empty bathtub, or something like pour soup on my head pinch my face as hard as he could, all while yelling as loud as he could. I'm sort of trying to figure out if I'm really "scarred" by this or not... I would like to say no...I feel like people in today's world are just to sensitive and 50 years ago this would be normal not "abuse". The psychologists (I've been to three because I've been moved recently (one was the head of the clinic)) said that the "abuse" from my dad led to social anxiety and other issues, since I have low self-esteem and never learned to talk to anyone. I'm not really sure what to think about it though...I would like there to just be a simple answer or method of what I should do, but I'm not sure if there is any...it seems like when I go to the therapist we just sit there and talk and I don't see how that's really helping anything. Is there any easy and quick way to just get over the past?