Our expert says:
Hello again. Sounds like those were some rather peculiar people you were mixing with, back then. However, that is actually in the past, and you don't describe any current problems ( outside of your feelings, that is ) caused by them --- no apparent other repercussions ( though I don't understand the tax refund thing, or why they'd bother to do that for you, unless it was to obtain a tax refund for themselves !).
But here's the thing. It happened, and it understandably upset you at the time. But you have got through that phase and have generally moved on with your life. What could possibly be gained by discussing these events with them now ? They may not even remember things that have been bothering you for ages, and they are unlikely to say anything that you would find comforting or helpful. If you were used back then, they won't have become kindly and caring in the meantime. You're no longer with them --- Great ! Let it be. Put all of that in a cardboard box labelled " Unfortunate things which happened in the past which should stay in the past" ; seal that box, and move on. You have much better things to do with your time and emotions. You were and are beautiful, and need no pictures to prove it.
As you mention other current problems, why not investigate low-cost psych services --- at your nearest major state hospital or clinic, or nearest Medical School ; and check with Lifeline, as there may be some other local source of advice and support which might not cost much.
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