I was neglected.
This was not all done by one person.
I live with PTSD.
I have to remind myself that each statement can be left as is. I don't have to explain further. I don't have to compare my experiences to what others have gone through.
I have always minimized what happened. Until this month, I never called myself a victim. I didn't believe I deserved that title, because true victims have been through worse. What I went through wasn't bad enough to be so upset over.
But as I deactivate the filter that changes the events... when I get down to the core of each experience, I can let myself believe how bad it was.