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  • Birthday 02/26/1983

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    Reading, ballet, theater, live music, anything outdoors, animals, children, advocacy, intelligent people, good wine, LEARNING!

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  1. Hi GoldenLion! Welcome to AS. I, too, experienced child sexual abuse, and I am so sorry for the pain and hurt you've experienced- both then and still now. I'm here for you anytime. All the members here are very supportive and understanding. This is a wonderful place to start the road to recovery. Again, welcome!
  2. Welcome to AS, Joanne! You're so right- This site is a blessing and at times a life saver. I hope you feel at home and welcome. We're all here for you!
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    Hi Miabella- Welcome! I am new to this myself, and everyone has been more than warm and welcoming. You're not alone. There are so many people who are here to help you and to just listen/read/respond to what you have to say. I hope you find your visits here to be as validating and postive as I have! We're all here for you, rooting in your corner!
  4. Hi everyone! My name is Lupe, I'm a 25 y/o female. As a child I was sexually abused by my father, and very few people know. Even those who I do confide in are unable to understand completely, and no one can begin to empathize with my emotions/thoughts/attitudes. So I decided to come here in addition to getting professional counseling. My family is not at all close knit. My father passed away when I was 12, and that's when my nightmare finally ended (and began). Since then I have told 3 people. One is an exboyfriend who used my abuse against me. The other is a dear friend to me who is more like a sister than anything else, and the third person is the man who I am currently involved with now. He is extremely kind and understanding, and supports me in my mission to recover and heal. I have always known about my abuse. I didn't have a time in my life where I had no idea that the abuse happened, like some survivors. I didn't seek counseling until very recently, when I realized that I cannot continue to live my life in pain, anger, sadness and confusion. I used to self medicate with alcohol, drugs and men. Now I see that I was only making the problem worse, and I need to face this the healthy way. I refuse to let my abuse dominate my world. I am determined to make that critical step from "victim" to "survivor." On a different personal note- I work in social services, kind of as a way to give back, I guess. It both helps and hinders because sometimes I feel that I can't focus on my own issues. It's not always about ME. This is good because I sometimes need to not focus on myself and my hurt, but it can be a problem because there are times when I genuinely need to feel my pain, but I can't because I'm with a client dealing with their own issues. In general I love my job. I love dance- particularly ballet. I have danced for the majority of my life and I LOVE the quote "I found a way to dance through my sorrow" because I feel that that was the one thing that kept me sane as a child. I love being outdoors- camping, hiking, going to the beach, snowboarding... I'm a pretty typical young woman. I feel that my life is finally falling in place and recovering from my abuse is the last piece of the puzzle before I am truly 1000% fulfilled. So. This post was much longer than I had originally intended! But it feels good to get it out there and introduce myself. I'm so thankful to find a place where I can be completely open and real. Thanks to all of you who put yourselves out there in the hopes of healing yourselves and others. Hope to "meet" you all soon! - Lupe
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