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  1. Confused

    Hello @Ghostly Lilian, Welcome to AS! If you feel the need for support, then you belong here. What happened to you has left you feeling traumatized and needing support, and we are here to listen and support you. Many of us feel confused about what happened to us, and AS can be a good place to start to understand more. There must be reasons why you feel the way you do, or you would not seek out a site like this. So you are very welcome here, and I wish you the best on your healing journey.
  2. Not really sure where to begin

    Hello @WingsAreGone, I want to welcome you to AS, but I'm sorry for the trauma that brought you here. It can be helpful to meet others who know what you are going through and understand , it is tough to feel so alone with it all. This is a safe and supportive community, please feel free to have a look around, and share as much or as little as you like in your own time. It is brave that you are taking this step to reach out, and I hope that you can find a little peace soon.
  3. New Here and so glad I have found you!

    Hello @KathrynMay24, I want to offer you a warm welcome to our AS community. I am sorry for the trauma that led you to seek us out, but glad you have found us. I hope you will find it a supportive, nonjudgmental place to share your thoughts and be heard. Please take your time to find your way around the site, and feel free to share as much or as little as you choose. I wish you the best in your healing.
  4. Wish I wasn’t here, like the rest of you

    Hello @liability, and welcome to AS, although I'm sorry for the trauma that brings you here. I'm glad that you know those labels don't define you, and that you have some love and support in your life that can make a big difference, although you can never have too much support and we are here to lend an ear also I am sure it feels like you will be dealing with this your whole life, and in some ways these traumas never fully leave us, but I have great hope that since you are starting your healing so young, you will have lots of happy times ahead. I didn't start dealing until I was 40, so well done you, it's quite brave to be tackling your 'stuff' and getting support now.
  5. New

    Hi @lostinthe Welcome to AS! I hope it can be a place for you to understand more about your experience. Please know that you are not alone in trying to come to grips with the trauma you have gone through, there will be others here who can relate to your feelings and issues. However you choose to participate is up to you, take your time getting to know this place and be good to yourself.
  6. Back after a long time away

    Hello @Jasmine charmed, welcome back! I hope that while a lot has probably changed here in 6 years, you will still find the support and community you are seeking. I'm sorry for the pain that brings you here but we are here to listen.
  7. oldie but newbie!

    Hello @AvoidancePerfected, welcome to AS, I hope that you will find our community a supportive place to heal. I am sorry you were assaulted at 14, it is such a vulnerable age in many ways. I was 15, and my situation was similar when I first joined, I had managed to avoid things for about 30 years too... I hope that you will find therapy and AS a helpful place to work on getting at those roots. We are also having a beautiful warm spring day here as well!
  8. Greetings & Salutations

    Hi and welcome to AS. It's been many years for me too, but recently has been getting a bit easier, I hope it does for you as well. I'm sorry for all your losses, and wish you the best on your path.
  9. Newcomer here

    Hello Laura, welcome to AS. I'm sorry that you endured so many years of abuse by your stepfather. The feelings you struggle with are understandable and many here can relate. I hope that you find the supportive community here helpful, and know that you are not alone. your tattoo looks great!
  10. Hello

    Hi @DakotaSun, welcome to AS, although I’m sorry about the trauma that brought you here, and all the losses it has caused. I wish your friends were more supportive. You will find a lot of validation here because we get it, we know it’s not your fault and you deserve to take the time you need to process all that’s happened.
  11. Hello and Welcome to AS, I hope you will find the closure you’re seeking. I’m no stranger to suppression and denial either, so please know you’re not alone, and there are many here who will listen and validate your feelings .
  12. Hello~

    Hi Black Tulip, welcome to AS! I’m sorry you’ve had such a difficult few years and im not surprised it feels like a rollercoaster right now . I’m glad you found us, this is a really safe place and there are many people who will understand what it’s like, hear you, believe you and support you.
  13. Returning After Being Away

    Hi @flowers74, I'm glad you found us again, I hope you will find it helpful to be in a supportive community once more, although it is never easy when all the memories surface again. I'm sorry for the reasons you find yourself here, but you are not alone.
  14. Looking for a place to tell my story

    Hi cirrus, I just wanted to add my welcome here too, I'm glad you found us, and I hope that sharing your story will help in your healing.
  15. I am new.

    Hello and welcome to AS!