Another step to moving on

Hi my name's Tilly and i'm 21. For years i have wanted to talk to people that have been through the same thing that i have and i'm so glad i've finally found this site.

A bit about me: I found out my dad was an alcoholic when i had just turned 12. I couldn't (and still can't) understand why he changed so suddenly. We were a normal, happy, average family, but for some reason he couldn't see that. After months of drink fuelled arguments and abusive behaviour, my parents split up (once my worse nightmare, by then, my dream)

I decided to stop seeing him when i was 13, which meant not seeing his family either. Even though this was the hardest decision i have ever made, i had got to the point where i couldn't let him drag me down any further. I didn't know who i was. People at school knew me as 'that quiet, miserable girl' and i saw myself as a no-one. I became lonely and iscolated, until i finally couldn't take it anymore. I wanted to be a someone, I wanted to be ME.

So ever since then i have tried to get my life back on track. I'd be lying if i said it's been easy (i've had more ups and downs tahn a roller coaster!) but i know that everyday a little bit of me is changing into the person that i want to be.

By joining this site i feel like i've taken another step in the right direction to over-coming my past, and i hope that i can help other people feel the same :)

Thanks for reading