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MeBeMary

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  1. MeBeMary

    Hi!

    Hi cymagray, Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for what you've been thru and the struggles you face. It was not fair to you. It is understandable to be nervous, as reaching out for support and understanding can be...but you will find more comfort with doing so as you look around and see that you can relate to others and others can relate to you. This is a survivor's forum, yes, but we do have some there are off topic areas, if you prefer as well. I personally spent much of my first few months in the games area. It's up to you tho. Take your time and you will find your own pace in how you would like to interact. I wish you the best as you walk this path of healing. Mary
  2. MeBeMary

    hello!

    Hi Rosa, Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry you have reason to be here, but I am glad you have found us. This community is filled with understanding and kind members. You are not alone. It is always a good way to start...checking out other posts. This will get you a little more comfortable with this site. Take your time tho, and interact when you are ready. I wish you the best as you navigate your path of healing. Mary
  3. Hi Starting A New Life, Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry that you have a loved one who has gone thru childhood abuse, but glad that you are trying to be supportive to her. It can be very difficult for survivors and many times this either scares a people away or just have them confused how to help, so they say and do nothing thinking less said the better. Altho a survivor typically has a difficult time talking about the trauma they've endured, acknowledgement and validation is so very important. This is a good way to start. I know that as a supporter of a survivor is not easy, but I am glad you are trying. I am sure she appreciates you trying. Sometimes that balance takes a while to surface. Please be patient with her too, as she is trying. I do wish you both the best. Mary
  4. Hi Elli, Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for the trauma you have endured, but do know this is a wonderful site. Our member are understanding and there is no pressure. What you decide to share or not share is up to you. Do know that just reading is ok, too. As a member and a survivor, you are more than welcome to read and maybe relate in your own way. We don't consider it peeping, as your reason to be here is legitimate. I know some members who have been here for years, yet only have posted a handful of times. So there is no judgment. You also may surprise yourself and become more comfortable with the idea or interaction than you can imagine now. Do know that your healing path is your healing path, no matter how you decide to use the site. I do wish you the best tho, on your journey of healing. Mary
  5. MeBeMary

    PTSD

    Hi Thegr8ful, Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for the trauma you've endured as a child and the emerging struggles you face because of it. It is so wrong that anyone hurt another this way. It's not easy to deal with memories like this. You've made a big step by reaching out to us and I am glad that you decided to join us. Our members are understanding and kind. I wish you the best as you walk this journey of healing. Mary
  6. Hello again, yusesya. I am glad you found our Welcome forum and decided to say hello here and give a brief background. I am glad you see how protective this site is of our members. I've already gave comments on reddit, but you feel comfortable here, which I am glad. I admire how you want to help women and children and are taking action to try and find a way. Abuses is wrong everywhere, but there are also good people everywhere. I am glad that you are trying to minimize one, by being the other! Wish there was no need, but I admire how you are standing up and fighting. Hopefully you find the support and understanding to help you with your struggles from abuse, which may help you fight for others in the future. Best wishes! Mary
  7. Hi Milkyway, Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry you experienced an assault, but do know that you have found a very supportive site with many understanding members. It isn't easy to reach out, so give yourself a lot of credit for taking that first step. Do know that this is a safe site and your privacy is protected. What you decide to share and when is all up to you. We will never pressure or judge you. Take your time and look around. Reading can be very helpful to. You will see you are not alone. I wish you the best as you begin to walk this path of healing.
  8. Hi Veganicecream, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for the trauma that has brought you here. This is a good place to start processing, it doesn't matter how long it has been, as our members will understand. It is not easy when you lose your voice, but I am glad you are looking to define it again. Take your time and look around and when you feel ready, feel free to interact. I wish you the very best as you begin this path in healing. Mary
  9. Hi Michi, Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for what you've been thru, but you will find tons of support here at AS. Our members are understanding and kind. It's nice to know you have a creative side and the Creativity forum awaits you, when you are ready. You are allowed to come and go for what suits you, but support will be here every time. Wishing you the best as you deal with your trauma and find your path of healing. Mary
  10. Hi Mrs I, Welcome to AfterSIlence. I am very sorry for the trauma that your daughter endured. I know it is very difficult to know just exactly what to do. She is very fortunate tho, to have a mother who loves her and wants to support her. Believe it or not, many survivors don't have that kind of unconditional support. Therefore if you thinks so, or not, she is very lucky to have you. I know it's not easy for you, being unsure how to help and hurting for her. The best advice I can give is let her know you are there. Listen, when she wants to talk, but give her space when she isn't ready to talk. Sometimes as a survivor it really takes a lot to let your voice be heard...and it can't be forced, which may be the difficult part for someone who cares about a survivor. The best thing you can do is be available when she is ready. It may seem not enough, but believe me, it can mean the world. I wish both you and your daughter the best. Hoping she finds her path of healing, with you at her side. Mary
  11. Hi Melissa, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for what you've endured. It wasn't right or fair. You will find tons of support here in our little community. It's not easy to open up and often times people just don't understand. You are right, those who have walked in similiar shoes do understand. Take your time to look around. When you are ready, feel free to jump in. I wish you the best as you navigate this path of healing. Mary
  12. Hi Evolvedfish, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for the trauma you've endured, but you will find tons of support here. You are not alone. I am glad someone suggested you look for a survivor's site and found us. Our community is full of understanding and kind individuals. I wish you well on the next part of your journey. Mary
  13. Hi Guilia, Welcome to AfterSilence. I a m very sorry for the abused you endured as a child and the struggles you are currently dealing with. It is never fair to be hurt like this. You have found a very supportive site with many understanding and kind members. You are not alone. I wish you the very best as you walk this path of healing. Mary
  14. MeBeMary

    New

    Hi kelseah, Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for the trauma you've experience, but do know you are not alone. This site is full of supportive and kind members and each knows how difficult the struggles from trauma can be. Take your time and look around. Wishing you the best on this journey of healing. Mary
  15. MeBeMary

    rape

    Hi nyash, Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for the trauma you've endured to bring you here. I know it can be difficult process or speak about. Please know that you are not alone. Whatever struggles you are going thru, this community understands and support you. There is no pressure for you to do anything. You can look around before you decide to jump in. There is no time table. It does take great courage to reach out...even if it is just one word. I hope you stick around to see what a wonderful community this is. Regardless of what you do, you are supported. I do wish you the very best as you come to terms with what happened and find your way down your healing path. Mary
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