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MeBeMary

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  1. New friends

    Hi Sunshinecomfort, Welcom to AS. I am very sorry for the trauma you have experienced and the struggles you face. I am sorry that you have nobody that understands what you are dealing with. It is not dramatic to struggle and want healing. I am glad that you have found us because you will find understanding and support. Take a look around and you will see that others do share the same struggles and feelings. You are not alone. I am glad you have found us and wish you the very best in your healing journey. Mary
  2. Hello

    Hi rokcsjl, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for all that brings you here, but do know that you have found a very supportive site. Our members are very understanding and kind. May I ask if your things that are clear and unclear is do to the memory? If so, do know that it is unfortunately common for many to have memory issues. We know of the wrongs, but certain things are just not as clear. You will find this a safe environment...no pressure or judgment on what you decide to share among our forums. Take your time and look around. I'm sure you will find many with similar struggles. I am glad that you found us and wish you the very best on your journey of healing. Mary
  3. Here for myself and my daughter

    Hi Two of Us, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for both what happened to you and your daughter. It is never right for someone to hurt another in these ways. She may not be ready to speak out, but she is very lucky to have you and you are in a position to help relay things to her. There are many here with many different backgrounds and types of abuses, but we all have that thread that binds us. We were wrongly hurt, struggle because of it, and search for ways of healing. Take your time and look around. I wish you and your daughter the very best and many forward steps in healing. Mary
  4. Coming back

    Hi brokenchild, Welcome back to the site. I am sorry you have been struggling, but I am glad you remember the understanding and the support from a few years ago. The site may have new faces, but the support has been a constant for those who are in need some. I wish you the best on your continued journey of healing. Mary back!
  5. Keeping the Silence

    Hi Katherine, Welcome to AS. I am sorry you endured trauma and still struggle with the effects it has caused. It is not fair, but you are not alone. Many of these struggles you face are unfortunately normal for survivors and many of us here can relate to them. Take your time and look around. Share what you want when you are ready. There is no rush or judgment. You've already shown courage by reaching out. We are here for you when you are ready. I wish you the very best as you continue down this path we call healing. Mary
  6. Hello

    Hi feralcat, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for the trauma you endured and have reason to be here. I too, found this site after a great deal of time and thought the same thing. Dealing with trauma on your own can be very difficult. Here, at AS...you are not alone. It takes courage to reach out. I wish you many more forward steps on this healing journey. Mary
  7. Hello Community

    You are welcome.
  8. Hello Community

    Hi NotTheSame907, Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for the reasons you find yourself here, but you are not alone. Our members are very supportive and understanding. I am glad you have already looked around the site. It is something I usually suggest, and honestly is how I started on this site a few years ago. I am glad you have found us and wish you nothing but the best on this healing journey. Mary
  9. Still feeling it after 9 years

    It makes perfect sense. Sometimes it is even hard to identify who that person inside of us is. So much of what was has changed. I do think tho nobody can take everything away. The good part of us is still there. Just hiding, waiting to be found.
  10. Still feeling it after 9 years

    Hi Mel Y, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for abusive relationship that you endured and the struggles you face because of it. It takes a coward to hurt others, as he did to you. You are not alone tho. Our community is filled with understanding and supportive members. I am sorry the therapy wasn't a little more helpful to you. Do know you can express yourself with whatever you are comfortable with. No pressure of judgment. Sometimes reading other member's posts can help too. So I encourage you to look around. We always hope that the healing process is easy. It isn't fair, is it? It is a long process with many peaks and valleys. I remember a saying tho. "Whenever everything feels like an uphill battle, just imagine the view from the top". Be patient with yourself and remember you are worth the fight to make it to that hilltop. Mary
  11. Newbie

    Hi Violet_Jenn, Welcome to AS. I am sorry for the trauma you endured long ago and am sorry memories have been triggered. It isn't fair to experience abuse and then deal with the struggles long after. You have found a very supportive site with many understanding members. We have members from all over the world, so do not fret on any translation issues. I am glad you have found us and wish you nothing but the best on your journey of healing. Mary
  12. Hello :)

    Hi moongoddess, Welcome back to the site. I am very sorry you have reasons to return, but am glad you remembered the site (if not your user information). This still is a very supportive site with many kind and understanding members. Healing is a very winding road, to say the least, isn't it? Many of the members may be new to you, but we still all a good bunch. I wish you the best on your continuing journey of healing. Mary
  13. Hi everyone

    Hi engines, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for what you have been thru, but please know you have found a very supportive site. Our members are very understanding and kind. You are not alone. Take your time and look around. I am glad you have found us and wish you the very best on this journey that we call healing. Mary
  14. New member

    Hi VLX600, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for the trauma you've endured and the struggles you face, but you will find tons of support here. Our members are truly understanding and kind. Please don't fret, we were all new once. You will get the hang of the site rather quickly just by looking around. I am very glad that you have found us and decided to reach out. I wish you nothing but the very best as you navigate you journey of healing. Mary
  15. Okay... Hi

    Hi Ciotog, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for the experiences you endured as a child. That was never right. Do know that you have found a very supportive site with many understanding members. In fact, the best way to know this is to browse around. There is no need to respond or post your own threads until you are ready. There is never pressure to do so. I am glad that you have found us and wish you the very best on your journey of healing. Mary
  16. Hello, returning member

    Hi soccergrl9, Welcome back to the site. I am very sorry you have reason to return, but glad you remembered what a wonderful and supportive site this is. I've been around since 2015, but not sure we have crossed paths. There are a few older members that still visit, but we many newer members. Sadly, registrations have increased quite a bit over the last year or two. I welcome you anyway, even if we haven't met before. I wish you the best as you continue this journey in healing. Mary
  17. Hello, new here

    Hi Here2Heal, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for the trauma you've endured, the struggles you face, and the difficulties it has causes on your marriage. Many times non-survivors simply do not understand the path we walk. I hope you know none of this is your fault. It is unfair that you need to deal with any of this. I am glad you decided to reach out. Tho unmarried myself, your will find others who are and we all understand the variety of struggles that you face. I wish you the very best as you walk on this path of healing. Mary
  18. New

    Hi Gabrielle.K.O Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for what you have gone thru, but you will find tons of support here on AS. Our members our kind and understanding. Take your time to look around and see that you are not alone. What we go thru may or may not be similar, but the struggles we face are very relatable to everyone. I am glad that your friend recommended us and that you decided to reach out. I wish you the very best on your journey of healing. Mary
  19. Hello!

    Hi HelenX, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for the trauma that you have endured and this place is exactly what you said you are looking for. This is a community with supportive and understanding members. I'm more than sure you will fit right in. Take your time to look around. I wish you the very best on your journey of healing. Mary
  20. Hi

    Hi pebbles, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for the trauma you have experienced, but you will find tons of support here. Our members are understanding and kind. I am glad you found yourself comfortable to reach out and say hi tonight. I know how this can be a big step and it shows courage to do so. Take your time to look around and when you feel you are up to it, feel free to interact. I wish you many forward steps on this journey of healing. Mary
  21. hi!

    Hi darklolix, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for what you've experienced and the struggles you have faced. It is difficult when you feel alone. The good news is that here, we are not alone. This is a place of understanding and supportive members. We can relate to either your type or abuse or your struggles. I agree, many who have not walk this path really understand. Take your time and jump in when you are comfortable. I wish you the very best on this journey of healing. Mary
  22. Hello all!

    Hi rakit, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry that you have a reason to be here, but you have found a very supportive site...as you have already noticed. I am glad your therapist suggested you find a community and that you decided to join. Take your time and look around. You will see that you really aren't alone. Your struggles will be understood and this is purely a judgment free zone. Something you don't always get among non-survivors. I wish you the very best on your path of healing. Mary
  23. New

    Hi Rian, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for the trauma you've experienced, no trauma is ever ok. I do see you've been a member for some time, but it's ok if it is only now that you feel you would like to interact. Dealing with the struggles can be difficult and you will be surprised how many members can relate and will be willing to support you. There is no right or wrong way to start, just post or respond when and where you are comfortable. I wish you nothing but the very best on this journey of healing. Mary
  24. New here

    Hi Willow, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for what you have gone thru, but you will find lots of support here at AS. I am sorry tho, our chat feature is not running at present time. We do hope to have it running again in the near future. Until then, please take a look at our forums. They are not as much "real" time as posting, but you still will find much support. I am glad that you decided to join and wish you the very best on your healing journey. Mary
  25. Greetings...

    Hi Chise, Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for what you went thru, but you have found a supportive community with many understanding members. Reading is an excellent way to start. You will never be pressured to rush into sharing and never be judged when you do share. I took much time myself, when I started here 4 years ago. I am a cat person, too. I'm only allowed one in my condo, but she is my little sweetheart. I do understand losing interest in things and hope that your journey of healing takes you to a much easier place. Mary
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