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  2. This is my first time using this site and Im really scared to tell my story so I just thought I would start by telling everyone why I'm here without going into to much detail the now so here I go..... assualt timeline 11 beginning of harrassment in school- mentioned to school was ignored 12 gangraped 12 grooming online began with mikey 12 harrassment got worse became more sexual 13 numerous men grooming online 13 assaulted on bus by group of boys 13 was too scared to wear skirts incase the boy harassing me penetrated me with anything. 13 school was alerted I was raped
  3. Yesterday
  4. Hi OceanView (I like the user name you've chosen 😊 ) Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for what you've been thru and the struggles you are facing. Abuse is undeserved and unfair. I am glad you have found us tho, and do know this is a very supportive community. Our members are understanding and kind. You are free to talk about whatever you are comfortable and are correct, pressure NOT included. It is a shame-free environment and we don't see you as ungrateful. It is a relief to all of us to have such a safe place and feel included...which you are. Take your time and look around
  5. Dear oceanview I am sorry for all that you have been through. You have been so brave in reaching out to us, please know that this is never easy! We are all here for you and we want to support you. You're not alone in your healing journey and are always welcome to lean on us for extra support. You can post as much or as little as you like. We are here to support you in the way you need. I have found this community to be very helpful. Everyone is so understanding and non-judgmental and I am hoping you feel the same way once you've gotten to know us a little. 
  6. Dear oneofthosedays I am sorry for all that you have been through. You have been so brave in reaching out to us, please know that this is never easy! We are all here for you and we want to support you. You're not alone in your healing journey and are always welcome to lean on us for extra support. You can post as much or as little as you like. We are here to support you in the way you need. I have found this community to be very helpful. Everyone is so understanding and non-judgmental and I am hoping you feel the same way once you've gotten to know us a little. 
  7. Welcome @OceanView to After Silence. I hope this will be a good place for you to talk to others who have had similar experiences. You are not alone and what happened to you wasn’t your fault. Take your time exploring and post when you are ready. Also I’m sorry to hear you have shingles. If you have any questions feel free to message me.
  8. Welcome @Oneofthosedays to After Silence. I'm glad you have some support in your life and hope this place will provide some extra support. For me sometimes it feels better to talk to someone who has gone through something similar. I hope you find this to be a very healing place. If you have any questions feel free to message me.
  9. Hello @OceanView! Welcome to AS. I'm glad you found your way here. It's ok to take your time exploring the forums and posting what you're comfortable with. There's no rush. You'll get used to it in no time. Your intro was just fine! So no worries. I'm so sorry for what you've been through that brought you here. And it also sounds miserable to have Shingles! I hope that you recover from that quickly. It's a shame that some of the treatment is triggering. I'm so sorry. I'm glad you have such wonderful friends...but with your friends, just like here on AS, there's no rush in telling your
  10. Hi, @OceanView - and welcome to After Silence. I'm so sorry you have reason to be here but am glad you're considering this community to be a 'stop' along your healing journey. You are right - we are a safe place to talk about things, and you will very likely soon form connections with those who truly understand what you are going through. You're not alone as you navigate the path to healing, and I hope that being here will bring you some peace and comfort. We are all new at some point, but I have a feeling you'll fit in just fine in no time. You'll soon hear from a member of the Newbi
  11. Hi Everyone, I'm new here and new to this (so sorry, in advance, if I am not great at it) and am never quite sure what to put with introductions, but if there is anything anyone wants to know, please feel free to just ask. A couple of things inspired me to join the site. Life isn't great, at the moment. Just before I was due to go back to school, I developed shingles. It's not the worst illness, by a long way. But it's kind of long term and some of the care I have to receive is a bit triggering. So I'm grateful to be part of somewhere where I'm free to talk about things ('free' but n
  12. Okay, many of you know already that I don't like the Fall - it's traumaversary season for me.   But this little critter is super adorable and the words are something we should all take to heart - and not just today...every day. :)  So - here ya go - some random midweek wisdom! ❤️ Sending you all strength and positivity along with the cuteness!

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    2. mini.finch

      mini.finch

      I see another Latest Kate piece! All her work is so adorable. And so positive. ❤️ I love this one. Thank you for sharing. Sending you lots of support during this time!

    3. Field8

      Field8

      Standing with ya friend 💜

    4. Iheartcupcakes

      Iheartcupcakes

      Me, too, friend. Going through this together :throb:

  13. I had to go outside and collect the bin today and I immediately felt anxious and started shaking, sometimes im ok to go outside but other times it hardly takes anything to trigger my anxiety anymore :unsure:

    1. mini.finch

      mini.finch

      Oh gosh, I'm so sorry, Charlee. :( It sucks when anxiety creeps up out of nowhere like that. Sitting with you. ❤️ :hug:

    2. Charlee

      Charlee

      Thanks mini, I feel ok now <3

    3. Field8

      Field8

      I’m so sorry. Sitting with you.

  14. Last week
  15. Thank you all @Capulet @MeBeMary @snmls for the very warm welcome. I have recently found out about unknown abuse from my teenage years by my brother, now i am dealing with it all over again as if it happened yesterday. I also discovered my childs biological rapist father has moved back to the area uncomfortably near me. We are in the process of relocating to a new city. My husband took a job and my son and i will follow in a few months. I work full time and am in school pursuing a new career path. I am alone in this town of terrible memories and trauma without my main support. Im hoping this w
  16. Hi @Oneofthosedays Welcome to AS. I'm sorry for the trauma you have experienced, but I'm glad you found the site and decided to join. I'm happy that you have a good therapist and support system, but I understand that it can be hard to discuss trauma with people who haven't experienced themselves. That is why a site like this can be so helpful because we all understand what each other is going through. This is such a kind and caring community and we are all here to support each other and help each other heal. You are never alone here and you are always welcome to open up and share whenever
  17. Hi there, Oneofthosedays and welcome. I am very sorry for the abusive experiences you have got thru, but do know you have found a truly supportive community. The members here are understanding and kind. You will never have to fear that this is too much for us to hear, as we all know that sometimes we need to express ourselves, ask questions, need support and try to process what we have been thru. We are here for you and hope you come to feel that you are a part of this community. Feel free to look around the site and interact where and when you are most comfortable. I am glad you de
  18. Hi and welcome to After Silence! Though I am sorry to meet you under these circumstances, I am glad you are here. This community is truly wonderful and has proven to be a godsend for me. I, too, have felt like a broken record in the past (a feeling made stronger when my own husband would tell me that ‘no one wants to hear about it’) and I have never felt dismissed here; only supported and validated. I hope that you will soon feel the same way and that you’ve found a safe place to talk things through with others who can relate and understand. You should soon hear from a member of
  19. I have an amazing therapist and supportive husband and a solid group of chosen family. But I can only talk about it so much. I feel like a broken record. I dont want to keep working through my abuse but i know i have to. Its hard to say and feel things that nobody wants to hear. Its too heavy to carry with me though and last time it wasnt dealt with and it led me down a more abusive path for years which i only recently found my way back from. Im nervous about this but i know i need more help. I have been through this too many times and i dont get better at it, just more defeated.
  20. I just can't stand people sometimes. 😔

    1. mini.finch

      mini.finch

      I totally can relate...I'm sorry you're feeling this way right now, though. People can be jerks. :( 

    2. Iheartcupcakes
    3. snmls

      snmls

      Thank you. Someone was just extremely rude to me last night and it was really triggering. 

  21. Dear sappy I am sorry for all that you have been through. You have been so brave in reaching out to us, please know that this is never easy! We are all here for you and we want to support you. You're not alone in your healing journey and are always welcome to lean on us for extra support. You can post as much or as little as you like. We are here to support you in the way you need. I have found this community to be very helpful. Everyone is so understanding and non-judgmental and I am hoping you feel the same way once you've gotten to know us a little.  All
  22. Hi @sappy321 - understand that 'weird' feeling all too well and can relate. It took me several years to come to terms with a past filled with varying forms of sexual, emotional, mental and psychological abuse and to realize that I was ready to start talking about it with others who could relate. The connections I've made here are truly cherished, and I consider myself very lucky to have found this community. Here's hoping that being here benefits you in the same ways and you realize quickly that you are not alone in this journey. Best wishes, Capulet
  23. Welcome Sappy321. It is never to late to start the healing process. We are all here for you.
  24. It's been awhile, missed being here. 

    1. MeBeMary

      MeBeMary

      Welcome back. :hug:  

    2. mini.finch

      mini.finch

      Nice to see you again, Anon! Welcome back!

    3. WendyAlone

      WendyAlone

      It’s good to see you back :) 

  25. So long, bed bugs! Hope you enjoyed being burnt to a crisp in my hot car in the sun!

    1. mini.finch

      mini.finch

      Haha! Good riddance!

    2. MeBeMary

      MeBeMary

      Hate those creepy crawlies! My dad's house was infected years back and I would get the bites. Oh, I hated them!  I was very lucky tho, not to transfer to my home.

      Glad you were able to kill them with the sun. ☀️

  26. Welcome, sappy! I'm glad you found your way here. I'm sorry for what you've been through, though. You didn't deserve it at all. I'm proud of you for starting your healing journey. Even if it takes 20 years, that's ok. You'll find a lot of very kind and supportive people here...you're not alone. ❤️ Best wishes! -Finch
  27. Welcome @sappy321 to After Silence. I’m sorry for what brought you here but I’m happy you are here reaching out for support. Good job taking this step in your healing process. You are not alone and what happened to you wasn’t your fault. Take your time exploring and post when you are ready. If you have any questions feel free to message me.
  28. Hi sappy321. Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for all you've been thru. It was unfair and undeserved. For many of us, it does take time to acknowledge our truth, but it is a strong step forward to do so. Know you are not alone. This community is filled with supportive and understanding members. We are here for one another and now we are here for you too! So welcome. Feel free to look around the site and jump in when you feel ready. I wish you many steps forward as you begin this path of healing. Mary
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