Jack, I, too, feel a certain amount of guilt when complaining about my childhood. I lived in a home nicer than nearly all in our area, we had plenty of healthy food to eat and decent clothing to wear, our vehicles were purchased new, our physical needs were met. I wasn’t physically abused. But, ours was not a happy home.

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