The Long Deception

· Grief

Sincerely, I’m glad for you that you feel things are different now. And I’m not even surprised that I believe you.

But my belief in your current recovery isn’t enough to repair nineteen years of deception and abuse, and it’s not enough to erase the pain of believing you were committed to recovery for the last seven and a half years.

And I’m lying here alone and crushed, in physical pain from the grief.