I've been kicking around some plot bunnies for a while now in which most of my main characters have some serious abuse in their past and it has left them pretty wrecked in a variety of ways. I want these characters to be the heroes of the story. So I guess I'd love some of y'alls advice. I know there are a lot of survivors here. What sort of thing do you want to see in a POV main character who's got a serious abuse history? What are the worst stereotypes and cliches to avoid? What is a realistic "happy ending" recovery-wise? These are just some questions that I can think of right now, but I'd love a discussion on how to fiction well in regards to this sort of thing. And I don't trust Tumblr with a rational discussion on this.