Anala

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  1. Oops. I knew there was some good explanation!
  2. Thank you, Vera and Becky!
  3. Hi there, We recently got a few new emoticon options added. I'm not sure about the last one though, :goodnight: I haven't seen anyone use it. It is entirely possible that I'm being too sensitive, but it seems to equate sleeping and dying. Given the issues that survivors have with sleep, death, and suicide, I'm not sure this is an appropriate emoticon. I don't know if it is possible to remove an emoticon from the list? What do others think about this one?
  4. You are a rock star, Vera. Whether you are centered or not!!!
  5. :bubble: :bubble: Missed you too, sweetie!!!!
  6. Great to see you!
  7. Kathrina!!!! Welcome back hon! :bighug:
  8. Hi Setrain, I totally understand what you are saying. I'm glad that you shared this with us. AS is amazing in that there are so many people - someone is bound to understand. I used to be like this all of the time. I still am sometimes, but much less often. I wanted to feel less alone. I wanted to know that I was 'normal', despite these very abnormal experiences. I wanted to grab any random stranger on the street and tell them all of it - the truth that I'd been hiding. The memories, thoughts, and emotions run so strong and deep. Imagine a beach ball that you are holding underwater. It takes a lot of energy to keep that ball held down. But it will eventually resurface. This is just your way of expending the energy of holding it down. It may also be your way of trying to resist the denial of what happened. I tried many ways of dealing with this - healthy and unhealthy ways. Finally I decided that I needed to go to a therapist and talk through things. It has been the best decision. Difficult but worth it. I couldn't hold down the ball anymore, I had been down the unhealthy paths and wasn't willing to go there again. Just my two-cents, for what it's worth. Welcome to AS. safe hugs, if ok. Jane
  9. Thank you for this post.
  10. Good to see you again, hon. And your photo has been changed...new beau?
  11. Click add reply to this text. Then one of the drop-down menus says, 'insert special item'. If you click on it, it gives you a box in which you can type the text that you want blacked out. This works when you make an original post as well. You can 'insert special item' from the menu, then type in the text.
  12. The spoilers are put there by the person posting, not a mod. Good question.
  13. Thank you, Karen.
  14. Hi, I've been wondering for a while, and can't find a clarifying post. On the Forum Home page tonight it says that there are 60 guests and 24 members on right now. I'm just wondering who the 'guests' are? Do they only have access to the public forums? No worries or issues, just curious. Thanks.
  15. I've thought about writing them down too. Sometimes I write them in my journal. It helps me sort things out - see what my subconscious is up too. I'd love to have a place here to put them.