Vaylyn — thank you for sharing so openly here. My heart goes out to you for all that you’ve suffered at the hands of those con artists. I’m grateful for every word you wrote, but wanted to highlight one key concept — the ease with which we help others and the extraordinary difficulty we face when trying to help ourselves. In my own journey, drilling into the WHY behind this concept has led me to untangling the knots of the past. There was a lot of resistance and fog on the way but eventually I reached a level of clarity that allowed me to change the way I care for myself and respond to things. Sending you good vibes! -E | PS. You are a really good writer with an important message. I think you could help a lot of people by sharing your story and channeling your empathy towards a higher purpose. Just a thought..