Yes if only we had the strengths back then, to change what lies in our future, it may well have been all different and we would have gained the necessary tools to deal with situations better.
But our past experiences are reality and all we have are learnings to help us educate ourselves with situations.
However no one deserves to live with being wounded from past torments.
a piece that resonates and my heart goes out to you.
The past prevents even the happiest relationships and hearts
to doubt and cloud the positive side of it all. As hard as it is try
to lock it away and throw the key rather then locking away a
perfectly good relationship.
You have penned this with a heavy heart, the way it is spaced
out and with simple words used it feels like you are having a
conversation with the reader...touching write...take care