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  1. Welcome to AS, Patrice! I'm also a childhood SA survivor. DV as well. I left home at 17 (as soon as I could). I repressed everything until years later. All the best on your healing journey, Josie
  2. Hi Wolf! Welcome back!!! I remember you. Josie
  3. Welcome to AS, Jayt! Josie
  4. Welcome to AS, Exdancer! This is a very supportive site. All the best on your healing journey and with your studies! Josie
  5. You're certainly not alone here. Welcome to AS: Josie
  6. Hi RockerChick, Welcome to AS! Josie
  7. Oh, I understand that lost feeling too well! You're not alone, sammie! Welcome to AS. This is a really good, supportive site. Josie
  8. I'm so sorry to hear this, Hawkgirl... Sitting with you. , if ok
  9. Hi chant, Welcome back! That big crash had scared me too and it took me a while to come back and get used to the new format. It's all good now. I'm sorry you've been struggling a lot lately. Hope you feel better soon. Josie
  10. Hi Heatherr, Welcome to AS! This is a good place. Josie
  11. Hi spunhead! Welcome to AS. You will figure it out. There's no right or wrong way...just what works for you I would say. Glad you found us! This is a good place. Josie
  12. Hi soulpaws, You will find that here. AS is a very supportive site. I am very sorry for what brought you here though...but I'm glad you found us! Hello from one Canadian to another! Josie
  13. You will get there, Kelly! The "happy tears for a change" makes a lot of sense...I totally understand what you're saying. You're definitely not alone in this... Isn't it incredible meeting other survivors? Yes, everything will be ok...there is hope and it is possible to heal. Another great thing about AS is the amount of information you will learn here about how to cope better with triggers and with life in general. I have learned a lot from AS and it has helped me so much! You're not weird for wanting to hug us! I'm sure you would get a lot of hugs back from many here
  14. Hi Kelly, Welcome to AS! I have often cried of relief (good tears) over the years when posting on AS and receiving support from people who really understand where I'm coming from. It means so much and feels so empowering! It is also very healing. I no longer feel alone since I have joined. This is an incredible site with very courageous, strong, compassionate and determined individuals. It is so incredibly amazing that we can be there to support eachother! I feel so grateful for this website. I would say, take your time. Post when you feel ready. Allow yourself t
  15. Welcome to AS, Rose! AS brings me a lot of comfort, gives me a sense of belonging and helps the isolation. There are many incredible, strong and courageous people here. Receiving support from people who understand is very empowering and giving support is also very healing. This website has helped me tremendously. All the best on your healing journey, Josie
  16. Awwww...so, sooooo cute!!! That picture makes me smile. Thank you fighter!
  17. Welcome to AS Bambi! I have been to Boulder...what a beautiful city you live in! I'm a Canadian currently living in the Western part of Canada. All the best on your healing journey...AS is a good place. Glad you found us! Josie
  18. josiel

    Happy Birthday to me

    (((((teleah))))) Sitting with you.
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    Welcome Steel! Josie
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