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    Writing, art, swimming, nature.

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  1. Breaking the Silence

    Welcome, @Redness, and I hope you find the support and learning you are looking for to heal. I think you will. It is a brave step to reach out and speak.
  2. Silent No More

    Welcome, @Aerlyn. I'm sorry you have needed to survive so many forms of abuse for that long, and I'm glad you did survive and are reaching out to a place where you will find support. You are brave to know what happened, and brave to speak about it. I know the feeling of wanting to "tell what no one wants to hear." I hope you will find the connection and healing that you are looking for. People here will listen.
  3. New and looking for coping tips

    Yes, I feel validation and being believed are key. The injury comes in and out of focus and having others see and reflect the truth back really helps. Also for me seeing validation in my own life helps, evidence like not wanting to cuddle when it used to be pleasurable. Welcome to the website, and I'm sure you will find lots of validation and support here. Sorry for what you were subjected to in the past.
  4. New here

    Hi @Jenna leann welcome! This was the first (and only) online group ever for me as well. I know it is a big step, and I hope you find what you are looking for in the way of support and learning and camaraderie. I'm sorry you are dealing with PTSD and earlier trauma, and my best wishes for you as you heal .
  5. New here - scared but ready

    Welcome, @SunflowerLuvr95. I'm sorry you were subjected to trauma and its aftereffects. I know the feeling of relief you mention. I hope you find more and more of it.
  6. Hello

    Welcome! I am very sorry for what brings you here. I'm glad to see perhaps a bright side to that tweet, that it led you to seek safe company. I hope you will find what you are looking for.
  7. New and Scared

    Welcome to you @Anewme18, and here is to your bravery in being here. I'm sorry you and your family were subjected to the abuse, I'm glad you were able to choose the right partner and build a family you want. I hope that finding support here will help you heal the way that you now want.
  8. New Here

    Welcome to the site @aitily. You started! I hope you find it helpful to look around and read what you feel like when you feel like it. I'm sorry for what brings you here. You are not alone, and I hope you find what you need.
  9. I’m back here

    @Beachmom Welcome back! Like Cap said take your time and read at your own pace. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming, and you can always step away when you need to. I wish you the best with your healing, and I'm sorry you were hurt.
  10. New to this

    @Redstar13 Welcome! I am still surprised by how much talking can help sometimes. It definitely helps when it's with people who understand.
  11. Hi

    Welcome @QuietPainter. I look forward to getting to know you. I hope you find what you are looking for here.
  12. New here

    Welcome, @cunixdr. I'm sorry for your past and recent trauma, and I hope you find it helpful to be part of this community. There is a lot of support to be had by reading and listening--there are so many experiences that many share. You're not alone.
  13. Scared

    Welcome, and sorry for your history and recent history of trauma. You are not alone with having multiple events to heal from, and I am glad you reached out to find some support.
  14. 1 year anniversary

    @NotrustMoco17 Sorry you are going through this aftermath of a horrendous crime. You are so right, it's not fair. I'm glad you can still enjoy and take comfort from music, even though it's not the same as before. Please remember that anniversaries can be especially hard. I wonder if you might find any access to counseling, through an advocacy center or rape crisis organization (I understand you don't have money right now. ). Sending you support, you are not alone.
  15. Hello..

    Welcome @Looking4theSun, I'm glad you took the brave step of introducing yourself, and I think you will soon find yourself feeling less alone.