What would I say to a friend?
You were young. You didn’t know. You couldn’t possibly predict the future. Yes, there were signs, but you were also hoodwinked by a pro. You had noble and honest intentions. You thought it would work out. You tried your hardest. You never gave up until you needed to walk away. You worked so hard.
It’s okay. It really is.
You are moving forward. His power is diminished.
It will be even more okay. It really will.