Hi Doctor. You are spot on with what you have observed. I was verbally abused telephonically on th 27th December,by an older brother. It felt as if "the bucket fell over ". The invisible line was crossed ,and I exploded. This is because the last three years of my life has been pure bliss. After three failed marraiges, I married my best friend. We have her grandson living with us , since he was two days old. Three orphans living together ,all with mutual understanding of what life was and what it is now. You just accept abuse as a norm , until you experience true love and understanding. I was a heavy drinker and have been under doctors , who prescibed all sorts of meds....12 drugs all the time for about 15 years. I have weaned myself off of all except Xanor and herbal antidepressants. I think the problem now is I have to fill the void of the past and am a devoted born again christian. I found my biological mother many years ago,but my father , still remains a 'top secret 'issue. I suffered fetal rejection syndrome , with all the nightmares etc, but have overcome that,and am helping our four year old to overcome it too. Thank you for your assistance. Believe you me...It is greatly appreciated. Kindest Regards. Gifford.