You’ve safely separated from your abusive relationship and begun to rebuild your life. You’re working through your lingering emotions with the help of therapy. Moments of optimism and opportunity begin to appear in your daily life, but you wonder: How can I ever really move forward? Why did this happen to me? Was there something I could’ve done to stop the abuse? Can I trust another person again? More importantly, can I trust myself? You worry about passing this emotional inheritance on to your children.