MeBeMary

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  • Birthday 04/19/1968

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  1. Hi Tribia, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for what brings you here, but you have found a very supportive site. It's a big step to reach out to others, so even tho you feel like you don't know what you are doing, at least you are doing it in the right direction. As you look around you will be able to see how AS can help you and further this journey of yours. I wish you the very best on your journey of healing. Mary
  2. Hi Beachmom, Welcome to AS. I am sorry you experienced a trauma, but you will find AS a very supportive site. The members here are truly understanding and kind. You are figuring it out the best way there is, just looking over the site. It will become easier and more comfortable as you go along. I am happy that you were referred to us and that you took that step to reach out. I wish you the best on many forward steps on your healing journey. Mary BTW...I reviewed your profile, your birthday is not shown. What you are seeing is Birth Date, which can ONLY be seen by you and the administrators and board mods who approved your registration. Birthday is an optional feature available to members, and yours is turned off.
  3. Hi Revjeth, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry what you experienced all those years ago, but you will find tons of support here. It is very common to try to deny what happens to us as a cause for so many struggles we come across in life, but trauma can cause effects for a very long time. I, like you, denied it for over 30 years. I struggled and thought there was something wrong with me, but the only thing wrong with me was that I had not acknowledged what happened as being traumatic and why I did not adjust well in many situations. Just because you don't experience flashbacks or nightmares does not mean what happened to you was ok. There is a reason why it is called trauma. Many of us share similar effects, but not all the same effects. We each react differently, and that is ok. The goal for of us all is to heal, and AS is a good place to start. I wish you the best as you begin this healing journey. Mary
  4. Hi Em, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for the trauma you have experienced, but AS is a very supportive site. The members are truly understanding and kind. Take your time and look around and comfort will gradually come to you. It is not easy to reach out, but you have. That makes you very brave. I wish you the very best as you journey down your healing path. Mary
  5. Hi Duff, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for the trauma you experienced, but you have found a very supportive site. You are looking into legal proceedings, which I must commend you on. We do have a Legal System Support forum that you may be interested in. We do have a group of members who have and are going thru similar legal battles and I'm sure you will find much support, advice and shared experiences there to start with. I do wish you the best on your legal and healing journey. Mary
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    Hi Tami. Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for the trauma you and your sister have suffered. Nobody has the right to hurt another this way. I am glad that you are reaching out to us today, as you will find many understand and kind members that can relate to your struggles. I wish you the very best as you walk this healing journey. Mary
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    Hi ForeverEl, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for the trauma you experienced, but you will find tons of support here. Our members are kind and understanding. I am glad you found us and decided to reach out. I wish you well on your healing journey. Mary
  8. Hi Bizzy, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for what brings you here, but you have found a very supportive site. I'm glad that you have read and seen that already. My wounds are old, as well. I found this site and a voice after 30 years of silence, so it is never to late to to steps that help us heal. I wish you the very best on your path of healing. Mary
  9. Hi Allison Jo, Welcome to AS. I am sorry for the trauma that you have endured, but AS is a very supportive site. Many of us find it scary in this new, uncertain, but potentially empowering place. I know that I was. There is no fear of judgment or pressure here. It takes great courage to reach out and it's a huge step on a path of healing. I am certain many more steps are to come for your healing journey. Mary
  10. Hi Hope, Welcome to the site. You will find tons of support here. I will PM you with some helpful hints. (Check the envelope in the top right corner in a few minutes). Mary
  11. Hi Krd26, Welcome to AS. I am so sorry for the trauma that you experienced 4 years ago, but you have found a very supportive site. I understand how difficult that your anniversary must be. I'm sorry your family does not understand, but I find people that have not experienced what we have really do not understand. Just being over it doesn't happen. There is no timeline in healing, only a goal line. You will be understood here at AS. You will not be pressured or judged in any way. You are very courageous to reach out to us and I am glad your doctor recommended our site. I wish you the best as you continue this journey of healing. Mary
  12. Hi Chiiru, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry you have experienced trauma, but you have found a very supportive site. The members are understanding and kind. Please, take your time and look around. You are not required to share more than you want or able. Sometimes just reading posts can help. The main thing is you know that you are not alone. It's not easy to share, I know. I have found myself only sharing bits and pieces of what happened to me in my time here, and a few times on the struggles that I have faced. Use the site in a way that suits you. Reaching out is a big step, and I do wish you many more forward steps as you start to navigate your journey of healing. Mary
  13. Finding content can be a little confusing at first, as it is a two step process, where only the first step might seem obvious. In reviewing your profile, I was able to find approximately 40 original topics posted by you. Try the below directions to see if this helps. Step #1: When you first go to your profile, did you click the button that says "See My Activity" in the upper right corner? This is a toggle between the main profile page and the activity you have been involved with. Step #2: After toggling to the activity page, there is a list of 15 types of activity at the left. If you do not click on "topics", you will see anything and everything that you have posted, commented on, or were active is some way with. The list is like a filter. Clicking "topics" will hide anything but the topics you originated on the site. From there you should be able to see anything that you are looking for.
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    Hi Rosey ann, Welcome to AS! I am very sorry for the trauma that you have experienced, but you will find AS is a very supportive site. The members are kind and understanding. Reaching out is a big step. Take your time and look around. I'm sure you will find all the support you need. I wish you the very best as you walk down your healing path. Mary
  15. Hi mariella, Welcome back to AS. I don't think I met you before, I have been here since January 2015...so maybe we just missed each other. The site did go thru an upgrade about a year ago, and it was a little hard at first, but now everyone seems to have adapted. I think you will find some older members around, but you will meet many pleasant new members as well. I'm glad you remembered the site. Many members do take breaks, and sometimes it is better to do so. But we are always here. I wish you well as you continue your healing journey. (Glad you found your content). Mary