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    Writing, art, swimming, nature.

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  1. 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.
  2. New to the group-looking to talk.

    Welcome @ASnow. I'm sorry you were hurt that way and I am glad to meet you in the path of healing. My own abuses were entirely hidden from me through dissociation as well, and decades later I began to know. I think it will help you to be part of this supportive community.
  3. Hello I'm new

    Welcome, @Mirden I look forward to seeing you around.
  4. Hiya!

    Welcome! I'm glad you found it. Sorry for what you have endured to need it.
  5. New

    Welcome, and I hope and believe you will find support here to help you work through your trauma.
  6. Newly Arrived

    Yes, it is big, but I think you will find your way around soon enough. A nice general forum to start with is Gathering Place, a place for support. Best wishes.
  7. Newly Arrived

    Welcome @crybaby. I'm sorry you have suffered that trauma, and I am also glad you have come here for some support. My abuses were very many years ago too, with some very fresh realizations. I look forward to getting to know you around the boards.
  8. Just Saying Hi

    Welcome, @Hazel!
  9. Hello im new!

    Welcom @Hushbunny I'm glad you came. I have had a lot of effects from abuse as well. It helps me to know I'm not alone. I hope it helps you too.
  10. Looking for Answers

    Hello @whitman and welcome to AS. You started, and I am certain you will find some people who have been through some experiences in common with you. I'm sorry you have reasons to be here, and I think you will find you are not alone. I am much older than you, but I was once 17 and had already been through a lot. I'm glad you are getting started on healing. I look forward to seeing you around the boards.
  11. The Healing Quotes Thread!

    “If trying harder doesn't work, try softer.” - Lily Tomlin
  12. Hello

    Hi Michelle! Welcome to AS. I'm glad you have all those animals to help you. I hope you find another community here too. I think you will.
  13. Hola, new to the forum support stuff

    Welcome, Fearless. Thank you for doing the work you are doing.
  14. Welcome back! Of course! Sometimes what we need is to hide, and sometimes we need to say hello again.
  15. I can't believe I'm doing this...

    Yes, I hear you too. @PhoenixEmber you are clearly brave to take this step. That is your spirit reaching out toward healing. I had some of the same fears I think when I joined, and had never been part of any online community. I have found it totally welcoming, and I hope and expect that that will be your experience too. Welcome!