Emotional and verbal abuse is no joke. The scars are brutal. But healing begins to come with time and A LOT of hard work and prayer. One breath, one step at a time. Keep moving forward. You were made for more.
Actually, I do know what to say to you. I hope you had a good first week! I hope you have an amazing semester and feel inspired by your students. I'm trying to steer clear of anywhere you might be, i don't want to, it hurts me and it's hard not ever seeing you, but I don't want to make anything hard for you. I miss your face, i miss your smile. I love you! S.
But sometimes the right words are not only listened to but obsessed over for 25 years with rage & vengeance. What a wingnut! All I said was, "There's The Door - *USE IT!* Get over it 25 years later, creep.