Everybody keeps telling me to let it go, but if I let go of IT, I let go of ME, because the horrors were almost daily; I lose my entire childhood and adolescence and young adulthood to them. I WON'T GIVE THEM THAT. They could hurt me, but I will NEVER let them HAVE me. I will never let go of another piece of my self or my experience. I'm still here. That's all I have. That's me.