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patriciag

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  1. 39 minutes ago, Venusian said:

    Hello all.  :wave: I'm new here. I joined a few weeks ago and finally worked up the courage to log in and post.

    I'm happy to have found this forum; the people here seem very supportive. I've been working through most of the SA I've survived as a teen/adult for 7 years now, but I hadn't been making much progress until last month, when I finally came to realize and accept that what happened to me during my childhood by my family was CSA. This has opened up a sort of Pandora's box for me, and now I'm unraveling repressed memories that are coming up, and my depression and other symptoms are getting out of control. I know that this is the first critical step to healing, and I think of it as starting to clean an old infected wound - it's going to hurt a lot worse before it can heal. I'm now working on this in therapy and doing a lot of work on my own. As painful as this is, I'm happy I'm beginning my healing journey at last.

    Hello Venusian,

    Welcome to AS, I am glad you found us. I am a survived of CSA too, there is a light at the end of this tunnel. Just remember you are not alone in this journey, this is a safe place.

    Patricia 

  2. 9 hours ago, Survivor2021 said:

    Hello everyone,

    I've been avoiding to face my child abuse since I was 12 and suppressed everything I could. I just turned 29 and this is the hardest thing I've ever had to face. It took me a week to set up an appointment to see a therapist and try to collect my emotions. I cry all the time, have a hard time sleeping, and when I'm stressed I get blinding migraines. I wasn't sure when I was going to be ready to face my trauma but I know that I need to in order to heal. My denial turned into addiction, anger/rage, and has hurt my marriage tremendously. I completely shut down and my husband thinks he did something wrong. I'm just trying to process things and I finally told him that the other night since we haven't been intimate in almost a couple of weeks. I can't connect with him and he doesn't try to sympathize. He's tells me just because I've been abused doesn't give me a right to get mad like the way I do. That pissed me the fuck off and I got so angry I started shaking and had to leave my house. I felt like I was going to completely lose it. I told him it gives me every right to and I won't be silenced. People that never been through what I've been through will never understand the damage it has caused me. I just need to vent to people that understand how I'm feeling. 

    Hi , I am sorry for what you have  gone through, I was abused as a child too. All the emotions you are feeling are normal. Take your time going through the stages. I am sorry your husband didn't react with more compassion. You will find support here and you are not alone.

    Patricia 

  3. Hi wasitreal, welcome to AS. I am sorry for the tramua that you have been through. The site can be a little overwhelming at the beginning.  Just take your time going over the site. There are many people here will help you. Many of us have spouse who are understanding. I didn't tell my husband the details of what happened to me until many years of marriage. You are not alone here.

    Patricia 

  4. Hi smalls, welcome to AS, I am sorry for the tramua that you have been through. There are many of here that understand what you are feeling and trying to find out who we are. Like you what I do know about me is I am a wife, mother and now a grandmother. You are not alone here.

    Patricia 

  5. Hi mom, welcome to AS, I am sorry for the trauma that you went through.  You will find support here. You will get a welcome from our Newbie support team, they can help you any questions you have but we are all here to support you.

    Patricia

  6. On 12/14/2019 at 11:05 AM, Pinkest said:

    Hi all, I am happy to have found this space.

    I went through a really dark hole after I was raped and it eventually led me into addiction and suicidal thoughts.
    I know I have found much healing over the years through great support systems but I do know that I still have parts of myself that need complete healing.
    I have a daughter now and I don't want to pass on any toxic energies or behaviors.  

    Hi Pinkest, welcome to AS. I am sorry for what you have been through. My daughter's are 48 and 44. I have not passed any of my toxic energies on them. They are strong women.

    Patricia 

  7. Hi Mel, welcome to AS, I am sorry for the tramua that you have been through.  I think you will find most of us go through what you are feeling. There has been times in my life that I deal with my abuse and then other times I but it on the back burner. You will find here that others understand, you are not alone here. 

    Patricia 

  8. 9 hours ago, Elle79 said:

    Hi all. Thank you for stopping by to read :)

    I am a survivor of childhood abuse. Feels strange to say it out loud.

    I have many questions and am hoping that I can find others who can relate.

    I’ve taken some positive steps by disclosing to  my close friends and sisters and I have signed up for therapy which will start  in about six weeks time. (waiting lists eh?)

    In the meantime I’m hoping to find others who can help me through the next few weeks and I hope I can offer support to others too who may face similar challenges.

    Thank you

    Elle x

     

     

    Hi Elle welcome to AS,  I am sorry for the abuse you went through as a child. I am also a survivor of child abuse by my father. Yes it's hard to say out loud but it's your first step getting your power back. You will find lots of support here. 

    Patricia 

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