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    Welcome to After Silence, @Beccawife32 - I'm so sorry that trauma has led you to our community, but I am glad you're here. This is truly an amazing place filled with wonderful, supportive folks. I hope that being here further paves your path to healing. I thank you in advance for the support you'll be showing others. It truly does take a village!! We're all so blessed to have a safe space to support one another in our healing processes. Please let me know if you need help with anything! Best wishes! Capulet
  3. Saturday's message:  It's OKAY!

    - to make mistakes
    - to have bad days
    - to be less than perfect
    - to do what's best for you
    - to be yourself

    Hoping everyone's having a good weekend.

    Love to you all!  :throb:

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    Hello, @Beccawife32, Welcome to after silence! Sorry to hear that you've had to endure the trauma of sexual assault. The road to recovery is not an easy one, but it is well worth walking. While it may take a long time to recover, it does get easier, I promise. What happened to you was NOT your fault, don't beat yourself up about it. If you ever need to talk, i'm here for you. Best wishes!
  5. Hello

    Hello @leeny, Welcome to after silence. I'm sorry to hear you've had to experience the trauma of sexual assault. It wasn't your fault. If you ever need to talk, we're all here for you. best wishes, Connor
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    Thank you everyone for your kindness. I’m overwhelmed by your support. This has been a lonely journey that I have been on until today. I started counselling today. Which was another huge step for me. I’m emotionally done for the day, but I didn’t want to not say thank you for the kindness.
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    Hi Maajpvram, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for what you went thru as a child. It was wrong and unfair to you. You will find tons of support and understanding here. I am sorry also that you are having difficulty with your husband. It is often hard to understand from a non-survivor perspective. Perhaps reaching out here will show him you do want help and any step we take is actually huge. It's not easy what we live with and it's not easy to share it. Beyond your husband, I do hope you find support for all those struggles we survivors go thru. You are not alone. Take your time and look around. I wish you the best on this complicated journey of healing. Mary
  8. Hello

    Hi leeny, Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for the trauma you experienced just a few months ago. Nobody ever has the right to hurt another in this way. Sadly there is a need for this place to exist, but it's also a relief to not be walking this path alone. You are not alone. Take your time and look around and do know that support and understanding are around each corner. I wish you the very best as you walk this path of healing. Mary
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    Hi @Maajpvram Welcome to AS. I'm sorry for the trauma in your life that has brought you here, but I'm glad you found the site and decided to join. This is a safe space and no one will judge you here. We are all here to support each other. You can and will heal from your childhood abuse. Healing takes time, but it is possible. I hope you end up finding this site to be as helpful as I do.
  10. Hello

    Hi @leeny Welcome to AS. I completely understand the mixed feelings. While I wish we all had a reason not to be here, I'm at least glad that we all have a safe space to support each other. I'm sorry about what happened to you. Please know that I believe you and that it was not your fault. I hope you end up finding this site to be as helpful as I do.
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    Hello @Maajpvram and welcome to AS! I'm sorry that you have reason to be here, but am hoping that you will see that there is strength in numbers and you're not alone! I am sad to hear that you and your husband are having troubles. It's not uncommon for a survivor to have difficulty finding a balance between a healthy relationship and a past that is marred by trauma. I do hope that reconciliation can be achieved as you begin to heal from your childhood abuse. Wishing you all the best and lots of luck! - Capulet
  12. Hello

    Welcome to After Silence, @leeny. I am totally with you on the mixed feelings - but I mostly am glad that our community exists. So many people share in your struggles with PTSD and other effects of trauma. I'm so sorry that you had reason to join, but I'm hopeful that having done so will bring you comfort and healing. Please take your time looking around and jump in whenever you're ready. We're all rooting for you. Best wishes, Capulet
  13. I’m new here

    Dear @Maajpvram Welcome to After Silence. I am sorry to hear of the trauma you have been through! Being here has helped me so much. Everyone is so caring and supportive here. I am proud of you for reaching out. I know that is hard to do. I also know that you will find that needed compassion and support here within our community. Know we are here for you and we will listen whenever you would like to lean on us. Take care and please do not hesitate to ask for any help if you ever need it.
  14. Hello

    Dear @leeny Welcome to After Silence. I am sorry to hear of the trauma you have been through! Being here has helped me so much. Everyone is so caring and supportive here. I am proud of you for reaching out. I know that is hard to do. I also know that you will find that needed compassion and support here within our community. Know we are here for you and we will listen whenever you would like to lean on us. Take care and please do not hesitate to ask for any help if you ever need it.
  15. I’m new here

    Welcome to After Silence. I think most people have mixed feelings about this forum existing. 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.
  16. Hello

    Welcome to After Silence. I think most people have mixed feelings about this forum existing. 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.
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  18. I’m new here

    Hi. I hate this fact this forum exists. But feel glad (in a guilt induced kind of way) that there’s somewhere I could go to talk. My marriage has broken down and my wonderful husband has left me, because I refused to seek help over what happened to me as a child. That sounds harsher than it is. He’s a wonderful man, who got pushed past his breaking point. Hi.
  19. Hello

    Hello all, I have mixed feelings about being here. I wish there was no need for this forum to exist, yet I am glad it does. I was raped in March of this year and subsequently diagnosed with PTSD. Life has been a struggle since. I am looking forward to being part of such a supportive community.
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    Hello Beccawife32, how are you today? I hope you are fine. I'm sorry about what brought you here. It was not your fault. I hope you will find this group helpful. You are not alone. Take care.
  21. New here

    Hi Beccawife, Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry you have reason to be here, but happy you've reached out. You will find this community friendly and supportive. You are not alone. Take your time and look around. Jump in when you are comfortable to interact. I wish you the best on this joureny of healing. Mary
  22. Glad to find this place

    Dear @JenXJenny, I'm sorry for the abuse you suffered in your young adult years. You will find many kind and supportive people here who understand what it's like to carry the pain of sexual abuse and the triggers that come in the years after. What you said above resonated with me because I also watched Dr. Christine Ford and it was very triggering/revealing for me. Wishing you peace and healing, Gold Raindrops
  23. Hi All.

    Dear @edfisch, I'm so sorry for the pain you've been carrying. I dealt with the same feelings for a long time. I am happy you found us, because there are many kind and supportive people here who understand the suffering of abuse and the feelings that come up in the aftermath. Feel free to read through the site and post whenever you like. Blessings, Gold Raindrops
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    Dear @Beccawife32, I'm sorry for the abuse you suffered in your early years, and for the years of destructive relationships. That is common among survivors. I'm happy you found your way here - there are many kind and supportive people in our community happy to help each other heal. Feel free to look around, read our forums and post whenever you like. Gold Raindrops
  25. New here

    Welcome 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.
  26. New here

    Hi, @Beccawife32 - Welcome to After Silence! It’s normal to continue to struggle with abuse even if you’re far along in your healing journey. I was recently talking to someone and mentioned that healing is a lifelong process. It’s almost like, in a way, we will all be healing for the rest of our lives. This is a wonderful place to find support and to make progress with healing! I hope as you look around, you’ll find what you’re looking for. If you have any questions or need anything at all, please let me know! I’m always here Hugs, Poppy
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