I was reminded again today that the consequences of my betrayal, secret keeping, and escalating series of lies casts a long shadow.
Labeling someone a slut - or a narcissist, predator, or whore - isn't rape, but the emotional intentions are the same. It's about taking someone's Power.
127: Monkeys in the Middle
I've gone to lengths not to put people in the middle of my situation. I don't want anyone else to carry my water.
The pain will never go away. I will only find perspective for the pain. It is a part of me now. To hate the pain is to hate myself; to love myself is to love my pain.