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MeBeMary

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  1. Hello everyone!

    Hi catmom, From one cat mom to another, welcome! I am very sorry for what you went thru 3 years ago and the struggles that you still face. You will find much support here tho, with many understanding and kind members. It is hard to have supportive people in your life, yet they really don't know what to say or how to help. I am glad you decided to reach out here, it is a big step to take. I wish you many more forward steps as you walk down this path of healing. Mary
  2. Hi Everyone

    Hi Kam, Welcome to AS. I am sorry you have reason to be here, but you will find tons of support. Reaching out can be difficult and new and confusing, but you have! That is a brave thing to do. It took me a long time to reach out, but was I glad that I did. It's hard to understand what typically isn't understandable or right, but you will find others here who do understand the struggles you face. I wish you the best as you being your journey down this healing path. Mary
  3. Welp here goes nothing... Hello!

    Hi Cam, Welcome to AS. I am sorry for what you went thru 4 years ago, but you have found a very supportive site. Our members are understanding and kind. It's not easy to reach out, but do know you are accepted and validated here. I am glad you have the support of your gf and she suggested reaching out to us. You are not alone. Take your time and look around. I wish you the best on your journey of healing. Mary
  4. Hello

    Hi Healing4Life, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for the trauma you've endured and the struggles you have faced. I was much like you, when I found AS. I had gone a little longer denying tho, I was at 33 years. Unfortunately, as we both know, denying does not mean it did not happen. For me, I just understood why for so long I had these struggles. I am happy you have a T that has been helping you as you face certain things. I'm glad she is terrific. I do wish you the best in this journey we take called healing. Mary
  5. Feel So Hollow

    Hi Hollow, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for the trauma you've experienced. It is never right for someone to hurt another this way. I do think trauma changes us, but it is something we can work on and to find a way to heal. It is very sad, as you've noticed, that there are many of us. What is good tho, as we all have found this place and can support and encourage each other on this journey. I wish you nothing but the best as you begin this journey of healing. Mary
  6. New here

    Hi kerrij, Welcome to AS. I am sorry for the trauma you've endured and the struggles you are facing. You have found a very supportive site with many understanding and kind members. It is very hard when you feel alone with it, but I've found interacting with others who have been thru similar things very helpful. You are not alone anymore. I wish you the very best on this journey of healing. Mary
  7. Old account, newly present.

    Hi Cael, Welcome back to the site. I am sorry you were traumatized and have found it hard to fit in some communities, but we do accept you, have no worries about that. Take your time in socializing, as we all do at are own pace. I am glad you remembered us and are trying a return. I wish you the very best as you continue the journey in healing. Mary
  8. I’m new here

    Hi Victoria, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry that you experienced trauma, but you will find tons of support here. Our members are very kind and understanding. I'm glad someone referred you to this site and they are correct...it is a very healthy place to open up. You are validated and will find no pressure. Take your time and look around. I wish you the best on this journey of healing. Mary Hi Alonealways, A warm welcome to you too! I'm sorry for you reason for being here, but you are not alone. It takes courage to reach out and is a big step. Take your time looking around and when you are comfortable, jump right in. We are here for you. I wish you the best on this healing journey. Mary
  9. New Here

    Hi Gwen, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for the trauma you've experienced and the struggles you are facing. You will find that AS is a very supportive site with many understanding members. I am glad you were referred to us and you took the step to reach out. I wish you the very best with more forward steps on this healing journey. Mary
  10. Hi, I just started

    Hi Eira_Sofie, A warm welcome to AS! I am very sorry for what brings you here, but you will find AS is a very supportive site. Our members are very kind and understanding. It takes courage to reach out, I hope you know that. Take your time and look around, there is no pressure. I do wish you the best on many forward steps in this healing process. Mary
  11. Hi There

    Hi Ella Fawn, 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 in this. I'm glad you have found us. Take your time and look around. I wish you the best as you embark on this healing journey. Mary
  12. Hi!

    Hi Howie, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for the trauma you've experienced, but you will find AS a very supportive site. Our members are truly kind and understanding. I am glad you have found us and have reached out. The healing journey can be a difficult one, but it can be made easier by walking with others. I wish you the best on this journey. Mary
  13. Hi - I'm new to After Silence

    Hello Belle, Welcome to AS. I am sorry for what you've experienced, but you are not alone. AS is full of supportive and understanding members and is a place to not feel so alone. I felt the same way before I stumbled across this site, never realizing I could have nonjudgmental validation place to be accepted. It's not easy reaching out, so consider that a big step on your recovery. I wish you the very best as you walk this journey of healing. Mary
  14. Hi 2Siamese, Welcome to AS. I am sorry for what traumas that you have experienced, including the ones that included unethical therapists. It is bad enough that your trust is betrayed when you are abused, but to be re-victimized is horrible. I hope she lost her license or worse. You will find tons of support here, as our members are kind and understanding. I'm glad you found us and wish you the best on your journey of healing. Mary
  15. The holidays can be a difficult time for many of us. Struggles can amplify or be triggered so easily this time of year. :(

    That is why I'm grateful for @Capulet, as she had this great idea for us all to find a little extra support this year.  It's called "Buddies".  I've signed up and hope many of you will. Support and kindness for one another never grows old. I can't wait to meet my new buddy. :friends2:

    If you haven't seen the post, take a look here:

    http://www.aftersilence.org/forum/index.php?/topic/130624-extra-support-for-the-holidays-introducing-buddies/

     

    Thank you, Cap, for coming up with this idea. :thanks:

     

    1. patriciag
    2. Capulet

      Capulet

      You're most welcome, Mary - thank YOU for helping me spread the word!  :throb:

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