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I'm not totally sure how it works either, but just reading through back posts on different forums has been a really powerful thing. Seeing all these other people process some of the same stuff that races through my mind, yeah, I guess I'm just glad it's here. Also, hi, and welcome. I'm new here too, and figuring it out as I go.
Posting anything at all on this forum is a real step for me. For a long time, I both did and did not know what happened to me. I had all of the facts and memories. At no point did I forget or repress memories. I just didn't allow myself to think through what it all meant and name it. For nearly 20 years after the fact, I never let myself say "I am someone who was molested". I guess because if I did that, it would be real, and I would have to confront it, and let it be a part of me and my story. I didn't know if I could do that without coming apart. But all of a sudden, I found myself putting