I am so sorry this happened to you. Yes, your stepfather abused you, but your mother was abusive, as well. I’m also sorry about the reply from cjforsythe@msn.com. He was out of line and just wrong about what is appropriate writing on Medium.

You brought back some really disgusting memories of my mother! I want to laugh and throw up at the same time!!!

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