Wow. I can’t believe I finally feel like I’m closing the book on this and moving on! I’m sure there will still be a few rough patches here and there. If I had known earlier that just telling her I wanted her out of our lives no matter how insignificant the degree but that I forgive her would make ME feel so good, I would have done it sooner.
Now I feel like I can focus on Brent and help him get better. This was a symptom of his issues and not the cause (as far as I think anyway) so I want to do what I can to support him so he can feel the best about himself as possible.