Chewy, I'm sorry about your estrangement, but glad you feel it was beneficial for you and your own family unit. Also glad that you have found comfort and support here.
Sorry, LC, that you sometimes feel unwelcome. Also sorry about your struggles with anxiety and ASD.
Hetty, I love your post about moving on and not letting the past define you. However, I think some people need to hold onto the anger a little bit to protect them from the offender. If they let it go, they become/feel they will become too open to having the same offender hurt them all over again. Their anger helps them to keep that person away and prevent further pain.
London, your sister is clearly a cruel, abusive person. I don't blame you for cutting her off. Hugs!
yes, notentirelyallthere, I, too, have heard of posters who create second IDs to back them up. Sometimes, I think those who do this also create the 2nd ID to say some things they don't want associated with their regular username. I just hope that hasn't happened here.