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  1. Hi Silver, Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for the trauma you have endured and the struggles you have faced. You are not alone. This community is filled with many understand and supportive members. Others who haven't gone thru these things can lack understanding and sometimes feel unsure how support works for a survivor. You won't find that here. You can interact as much as you are comfortable with and we will be here for you. Your trigger warning is fine. We also have a couple emojis, if you prefer visual display. or . You are free to place them wherever you feel appropriate that might be sensitive to others. We rather more, than less and appreciate you being so considerate of the members of the community. So thank you. 🙂 I am really happy you have found us and decided to join. Wishing you many more forward steps on your path of healing. Mary
  2. Hi Sadielynn, Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for the trauma you have endured, but you will find tons of support here in our community. You are not alone. Our members are understanding and kind. It's not an easy road to go alone, so I am glad you decided to reach out. Take your time to look around and feel free to interact when you are comfortable. I am wishing you the best on your path of healing. Mary
  3. Hi zenguy, Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry that you experienced trauma when you were twelve by your teacher...someone you should be able to trust. It wasn't right and I am sorry he hurt you and you struggle. Sometimes we don't understand why we struggle until much later, I am one who can attest to that. It is not easy to deal with the things we do, but certainly being here has helped many of us...and hope it does for you, too. Being understood, not alone, and validated are big things and you will find that here. Take your time and look around. When you are comfortable, feel free to interact. I wish you the very best as you start this path of healing. Mary
  4. Hi Riley, Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for the trauma you experienced both 8 years ago and 4 years ago. It is never right for anyone to hurt another this way. It is a common feeling tho, I want you to know, that we minimize our experience because we think others have suffered more. It took me a long time to realize that no trauma is right and everyone has the right to have access to support and validation. You are validated and accepted here. I am glad that you found our community and decided to reach out. Our members are understanding and supportive. You are not alone. I wish you the best on many forward steps on this journey of healing. Mary
  5. Hi Reyzl, I tried to edit mine and had no issues. I'm not sure why yours would have this issue. I am sure it is frustrating, but I'm sure if a current mod cannot help you adjust it, they would be able to manually change it for you. @Capulet or @Iheartcupcakes...what do you think? Hoping they can help, Reyzl.
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    Hi Lily. Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry you have reason to be here, but be assured, this is a very supportive community. It is never easy to reach out and I know the anxiousness that it can bring. When I first came here I was so unsure. You are very courageous to try something new, but I do hope you see the positives of being here with us. We accept you and validate your experience. You are not alone. Take your time looking around, I am sure with a little time you will find a comfort and ease being here. I wish you many steps down your path of healing. Mary
  7. Hi Erin, Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for the trauma that has brought you here, but be assured, you will find tons of support. We understand the struggles you deal with and you are not alone! It's not always easy to reach out, but it's always a big step. Take your time and look around and when you are comfortable feel free to interact, by way of posting or replying to others. Sometimes anonymity and the written word is easier, I know that I find that for myself. I wish you many more steps along this path that will lead you to healing. Mary
  8. Hello Jade, Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for the many traumas that you have gone thru. It's quite ok to take your time in deciding what you want or don't want to share. You will never be pressured to do so. Our members are understanding and kind and I am glad you found us. I encourage you to look around the site as the first step on feeling comfortable, it's how many of us get our start here at AfterSilence. Reading can give you some a-ha moments that suddenly make you feel less alone. I know it has for me. It was a big step to reach out and decide you deserve better than just ok. You do. I wish you many more forward steps on this journey that we call healing. Mary
  9. Hi Chelsea, Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for all that you have been thru and also the things you are unsure of. I know how difficult the uncertainty can be. Do know you are not alone. Many of us question things we aren't sure of, but had strong enough feelings to think a place like this can give insight and support. The question you wonder about if you belong...many have had those same thoughts, myself being one. You are welcomed here and you will not find judgment on what you are uncertain and confused about. We understand. I am sorry you are struggling, but you are not alone. We are with you as you try to piece together the things you need to and walk this path of healing. Mary
  10. Hi Anonymous26, Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for the trauma you have experienced last fall, but you have found a very supportive site. The members are truly understanding and kind. I am sorry of your recent trigger and are now struggling. Triggers can be so unpredictable for survivors. I am glad that you have found our community and decided to join. You are not alone. Take your time and look about, tho the site may be a little intimidating at first, you will eventually be comfortable with the layout and are free to post and reply to others when you are ready. I wish you nothing but the best as you travel down this road we call healing. Mary
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    Hi Lovelylady, Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for the trauma you have endured and the struggles you have faced. Be assured, you are supported and validated here. Our members are understanding and kind. You are not alone. It is a big step to acknowledge your needs in the healing process are not being met and to decide to reach out. I am very happy you found us and decided to join. You are not alone. Wishing you many, many forward steps in your journey of healing. Mary
  13. Hi boxergal, Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for the trauma you have gone thru, but assure you that you have found a very supportive site with members that are very understanding and kind. Many of us have found this place, just like you have. I am glad you took a chance to reach out. None of us deserved the hurt and abuse we have gone thru, but we can boost each other up in the difficult times. The most important part of what you say that made you an emotional fighter...Survivor. You truly are. I wish you many steps to continue on your way to be even more empowered than you are now. You deserve this. Mary
  14. Hi Quirka, Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for your trauma experiences, but you have found a truly supportive community. The members here are understanding and kind. I do get it tho, that even with supportive people in your life, it is usually not fully understood. It affects us to our core and is not something so easily to get over. We fight long and hard to have more better days than not, but what was done to us can never be undone. I am glad that you have found us and that you have decided to join. We understand and you are not alone in this. I wish you many forward steps in this healing journey and believe you will find many more happy days, and many less bad days. Mary
  15. Hi thefuturemrsh, Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for both traumas you have endured and the struggles you are now facing. You are not alone. You will find tons of support here from our many understanding members. I am also glad you have found support with your fiance. Real world support is often difficult to find for many survivors. I am sorry you feel anxious as he tries to navigate working in lockdown. Generally, there is a lot of worry over the economy and how businesses can get past this lockdown phase. It may be his frustration on keeping things afloat until we are past the lockdown. If you can, perhaps avoid being nearby when he is on the phone. If that is not possible, maybe finding a good pair of headphones? The pandemic will end, so be patient. I am glad you found us and decided to join. I wish you many steps as you walk down the path of healing. Mary
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