Thanks for your response! I couldn’t agree more — I see that there was deception and that I believed a person who was very dihonest about true motives. I also agree that I saw Jamie as someone to look up to, like a parent, and I did want that empowerment from an outside source. I have learned never to give my power away like that again and you’re correct about God being the only one who truly knows me. He is the only one I should give my power away to — I will never give it to a human like that again. I appreciate your feedback :).