Glad that you have joined us and I trust it will be a good place for you!
From what I’ve seen over years is that your story is not uncommon. Many have gone to great, and harmful, lengths to avoid their reality. Very happy that you have begun to find your truth and that you have moved on from harmful behaviors.
Thanks so much for completing your Profile page. I usually have to remind people to do that as it very helpful to other members in order to get to know you and your situation.
If you would like to search for other members in your area, click on Social in the menu and then Member Directory.