Man, this made me cry. I can’t even put into words how this made me feel. It’s a combination of reading the stories of my sons, confessions of exes, and apologies from loves who have harmed me. What resonated in this piece more than anything was the reference to the mothers (and unlicensed counselors of many men lol) and how often broken men act/reacted roam the world seeking to be loved unconditionally, the way only a mother could. Lots of stuff here. Beautifully written. My heart is so full.