Showing my true, real self is hard. Bullied, teased, made fun of for who you really were is hard to come from. That's why people put up walls, barriers, masks, to hide behind. They're afraid that people will do it again, just like the people before.
Have a stong moral compass. .. don't lie, cheat or steal. Keep your kids in school.. treat your spouse or ex-spouse with respect. Encourage your kids to love and do not allow hate. Encourage them to have a relationship with BOTH their mother and father. ♥