I’ve gone through these stages. Which are common in women who have been sexually abused as children.
Now, I am very much at the point of knowing my physical shell, is nothing more than that. My value is not determined, by my outer shell, or sexuality. I no longer need validation from others.
What is important to me now, is character, integrity, values, inner strength, virtues and heart/soul.
Looks, outer beauty, image etc – all the shallow and immature focusses, I am no longer remotely interested in. And I am no longer interested in people who are still stuck at this level. I prefer and gravitate towards mature people, who have or strive for the same focusses, as I do.