In reply to by treebrother

I've never really practiced self forgiveness... ive always been a "get over it" kind of tuff guy... and its created a mess for me. Im only 27 and im glad ive caught this before it had a chance to get any worse... but ill need to learn how to forgive myself, this is very foreign to me.

It seems i can relate to the criticism youve explained, my father was a very critical, angry man. I feel like im still mad at him for the shit he used to pull when i was younger... i was never truly allowed to express myself as i wanted to & i believe this suppression of my true self is whats causing me to be so angry now.

Something in me resonated deeply with your plea to stop being so hard on myself... i'll have to really explore what it means to forgive internally. Thanks Eddie.

-JJ