While I am dismayed and appalled by the behavior of your ex, I immensely appreciate your sharing your personal stories. If you continue to feel compelled to share more, please know you have a captive and supportive audience out here in mediumland.

I have recently begun sharing some of my personal history as well. My main challenge (aside from feeling a bit narcissistic) is that “my” stories often involve other people. Quite frankly, I don’t particularly care about some of those people (they certainly did not care about me). But there are others who I feel I should honor their privacy.

How much should I share? If it was only my story, I would not struggle so much. I am still weighing the privacy concerns of others as I navigate writing in a public forum.

(I do not mention names ever but realize that people who know me would be able to easily deduce who my writing was about. )

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