Quoting SerialKiller™ [OB]:" I don't ever talk about this but here it goes. I have lived a very good life in the eyes of others, but ... [snip!] ... gets worse and then better again. I am in a great place in my life now. I would love to listen to anyone who wants to talk. "
That is very rough, and I'm so sorry.
My mom was beat by her father. He held a gun to get head, broke her clavicle, and so much else growing up. He quit drinking, and is a great part of our lives now, but I know my mom and her sisters still hold resentment against him, even though they don't show it. I'm glad you are at a great place!