My Therapist Saved My Childhood
My childhood was pretty rough. I had two alcoholic parents, one of whom spent most of the time in relationships that left a lot to be desired. As a result, I walked around angry all of the time and did crazy things to get the attention I felt I did not understand at home. This went on for about a year before I took control of my own life and decided that therapy was the right thing to do. Keep in mind I was 14 at this time. It is crazy to think that a teenager noticed a problem before any of the adults had a chance to give it any care at all.
Once I started therapy
There were times when I would sleep around and go off with strange men that I met on chat lines. Once I started therapy, this became something that I did less often. While my parents still didn’t pay enough attention, someone else did. She showed me that I actually mattered to someone. I was able to open up to her about my feelings and share things I never did with anyone else. I am grateful for her since I could have gone down a very different road at the rate I was going.