Emily, I wish I could reach out to you via PM but obviously that's not possible. I'll try to keep this short, simple and sweet - so I don't get accused of being a "white knight". We'll talk more on my next appointment with you. I applaud your honesty and your genuineness. And I'm sorry that the emotional wounds of your adolescence still cause you pain. I empathize. I think that's one of the reasons why we connected so many years ago. The internet/certain boards can be like a steel cage wrestling match with no rules for some. While I do feel you overreacted a bit, I understand why. Some wounds never heal. So the only thing you can do is to just avoid this thread moving forward. Ignore the bad, the good, and just let it go. Not so easy, I know. But this is a fight that you probably won't win. So walk away. Not everyone we come across in life with appreciate us. Just know that the men who you see appreciate you. That's your validation right there. Wishing you health, happiness, and peace.