Lisa,
You are so strong. I remember having to lie to my ex about going away to RN clinicals bc he caused me to fail them the first time bc he told me that “school was my idol”. When I did pass my weekend clinicals the second time I couldn’t wait to call and tell him. He didn’t congratulate me but what he did say was, “You’re prob up there in a hotel having sex w a bunch of dudes”. Those words are still very clear in my mind.