You are doing important and courageous work. Lies of omission are still lies.
I love your last sentence, "Being empowered will be enough for me."
Yes! You are rescuing yourself, with the help of your therapist and others who support the authentic Tracy, so you can live your life in freedom, confidence and joy.
I chose the painting that accompanies this post because she free and clear in her natural state, holding the light of truth which exposes lies. (Interesting how most of the art I found representing truth were female nudes.
I hope you have the opportunity to look at the discovery questions in the article, Tracy. They can help lead you to the empowerment you aim for.
Thank you for writing. I'm cheering you on. I think the others on this site will too. :)