We all have something from our past we're trying to "get over". For me, it's a childhood of abuse, growing up in a family where it was unsafe to talk about anything REAL, and loving an alcoholic father who I couldn't fully trust. In my past, I have struggled with alcohol and drug abuse, promiscuity, cutting, self-hate, codependent relationships, isolation, depression, and suicidal thoughts. BUT... today I'm in recovery. Today, I'm learning how to be my own parent.