It took me over five years to discover that the Gates of Hell had no locks on them. All that time I had been holding myself prisoner when I could have left my bondage at any time. With that realization, I left. I opened the gates and walked out, leaving my guilt and shame behind me as I forgave myself for my sins.
Whether or not anyone else forgave me didn’t really matter. I had atoned for my sins and I felt it was time to put it all behind me, apply what I had learned and move on with my life. Suffering is a choice and I chose not to suffer any longer.
The matter is closed, the records are sealed and the topic is not open to discussion. That’s all I have to say about that.