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Hi Nicole. I haven't been here long myself, but so far, I've found this board very helpful. No one is judging or hateful or condescending. People here seem to want to hear what you have to say, to help each other move on with our lives and get better. And just about everybody here understands what you're going through.
Not getting into too many details here, I am a survivor of ten years of molestation due to a family member. The entire story is much more involved than that, but that'll have to wait until another post. Basically, I do well enough, but whenever I try to talk to my father or his wife, they tell me any lasting effects I have from my childhood are because I want to feel that way and I just need to get over everything. So I decided I needed to stop talking to people who have no clue what it's like to be someone like me and look for people who do understand and give me some perspective as fellow su