You carry your pain wherever you go - Black Throated Wind
If my Mother told me once, it was a thousand times. "When it comes right down to it, you wouldn't want to trade your troubles for anyone else's." The older I get the more I understand. It was one of the greatest lessons she taught me. Now, as an adult, I translate her words. "Deal with your troubles. They are yours to own." I have heard more horror stories of abusive upbringings in the rooms of AA than I could ever imagine counting. I've lived a few myself. Some come out on top. Some swim in their pity pots. Some want to get better. They take charge. Other want......Other things. Whichever your choice it is your's to own.