My family has always made me the scapegoat since I was a young child. I had no support, encouragement or love from my mother. She convinced and encouraged family to ostracize me.
When I got married my husband abused me constantly and also seriously assassinated my character. I have been away in a new state for 25 years away from him and family. Problem: Now my adult children are treating me the same way the family did, lies and ostracized. I have no one now, and I have a hard time trusting. What do I do???? People like me and want to be friends but I don't know how to let my guard down.