Having survived physical, emotional, and sexual abuse for the first 16 years of my life, I know how it can affect you for the rest of your life. But the way to work through it is to choose to become a victor, not a victim. Can I still feel the pain of those years if I focus on them? Absolutely. But I find it more productive to focus on the blessings of my life now, and to let go of the past. I WISH I'd been abandoned at 4 and adopted by loving people.
Maybe I should be more compassionate, but I really do see some traits in AshLee that are very selfish and bordering on the Fatal Attraction syndrome. "Editing" wasn't done to put that scary look on her face after she was eliminated, nor did it put words in her mouth during the WTA. She needs professional help. It sure helped me!