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About thriver

  • Birthday 11/08/1961

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    Writing, reading, nature, hiking, movies, BREAKING THE CYCLE OF ABUSE AND SAVING OUR PRECIOUS CHILDREN--THEY ARE OUR FUTURE, art, the environment, gardening, cooking, herbs, travel (when I get the chance!)

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  1. It's okay. Take your time. We'll be here when you're ready. Welcome to the board!
  2. Welcome, Helen. I think you've found a helpful, supportive place in AS. I don't know about England--I've met a few survivors from England through the boards I'm on and through my blog, but only a few--but here in the US you can find a therapist who is an expert in traumatic stress. It sounds like working with one may be very helpful to you as it sounds like you're dealing with a lot of trauma. Maybe your parents would support that? Best wishes on your healing journey. You deserve to heal!
  3. Welcome to AS. I think you will find this to be a very welcoming, accepting and supportive place.
  4. Hi

    The problem of isolation is a common one for survivors. We can break our isolation here. It's a safe place. Welcome!
  5. Welcome! And, you're not lost. We just found you!
  6. Welcome, Abi! You are not alone. We understand.
  7. You've been through a lot. Welcome to AS--we're here to support you.
  8. Welcome, Sarah. Just post your story when you're ready. We'll be here.
  9. Welcome, Rachael. We do understand and we're all here to support each other.
  10. Welcome, Brook!
  11. Thank you! It's great to be here!
  12. Thanks for the "welcome backs." And I think it's great what we're all doing! Yay for us!
  13. Hey you wonderful AS peeps! I haven't been around for a while and I'm realizing how much I've missed this place and all you wonderful survivors and supporters. One of the reasons I've been so busy is because my kid is out of school. But, there's another reason I want to tell you all about. I've been organizing and hosting a blog carnival. It's where a bunch of bloggers get together and post and link articles on the same topic, for the same cause, etc. The blog carnival I've started is the blog Carnival Against Child Abuse. You can link to the first edition (which had its debut in June) or submit for the second edition (July 17 for July 19 post) at Just browse the carnivals in alpha order. The Carnival Against Child Abuse has a "New" symbol in orange next to it. If you blog and want to submit, just go ahead. Or, let me know what you think! You can check out my blog at I may just start a new topic and see if I can get it pinned up so we can raise more awareness about this...I'm very excited about it! Thanks everybody! It's great to be back!
  14. Anita: Welcome to AS! I checked out your blog and left a comment. I'm impressed--it's very nice looking. Good luck with your book.
  15. We don't just allow you to be here...we WELCOME you! Welcome to AS!