Having been raised in a home with an alcoholic parent, I remember the emotional abuse and the natural tendency then was to turn off my emotions, go stoic, and press on. I thought that was difficult.
I can not begin to imagine what you endured, but your writing takes me there. Front and center. I know what it took to get me to the point that I could even examine events twenty odd years later. The strength and courage you have to not only revisit the horrors of the past, but to tell your story with such searing clarity is inspiring. I want to write like that when I grow up.
Thank you for sharing your stories.