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snmls

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  1. snmls

    Hello

    Welcome to AS. I'm sorry for the trauma you have experienced, but I'm glad you found the site and decided to join. We are all here to support each other through the healing process. Talking with other survivors can help you to feel less alone. Take your time looking around the site and then feel free to jump in whenever you feel comfortable. Wishing you the best.
  2. Hi @Mahadev Welcome to AS. That is really supportive that you are making an effort to learn more about helping and caring for a survivor. You sound like a wonderful partner. You are welcome to browse the forums and post whenever you need advice. Wishing you and your partner the best.
  3. Gave blood for the first time today! Feeling good. 

    1. mini.finch

      mini.finch

      That is awesome. Congrats!!

  4. Thank you for sharing. It is a beautiful message and reminder for us all.
  5. How are we all feeling? There was some triggering news in the US today. If you need a hug or a sitter just ask. Thinking of survivors today. 

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    2. snmls

      snmls

      Me too @Iheartcupcakes. I really had no words when I found out. Just anger. 

    3. Free2Fly

      Free2Fly

      Honestly I'm not from that part of the world but yeah so many strange things are happening in the world right now, we've gone from doom and gloom to just bizarre.

      Sitting with all my friends on that western side of the world. & Safe hugs :hug: To if ok?

    4. snmls

      snmls

      Yes sadly the world can be a messed up place sometimes. 

  6. Welcome @Trauma_Unknown. I'm so glad you found AS. This really is a wonderful, supportive community. I hope you end up finding it to be as helpful as I do. It is never too late to start healing.
  7. RAINN is a wonderful resource. I have used their online chat feature quite a few times. You may have to wait a little bit to connect with someone, but it is a good outlet for when you need support and want to talk with someone.
  8. Being demisexual is hard, sigh. 

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    2. sweetfeather5

      sweetfeather5

      I thought I might be that at one point, but although I'm not, I can still relate to some of the struggles. Thinking of you!

    3. snmls
    4. Iheartcupcakes

      Iheartcupcakes

      I had to google it, and I have to say...it is relatable to me. Perhaps I am with you :throb:

  9. Hi @Maksim Welcome to AS. I'm sorry for the things that you have went through and experienced. Mary is right, just because something is legal doesn't mean it is okay. The most important thing is how you feel. If you were uncomfortable or if you were unable to understand what was going on, it shouldn't have happened. It sounds like you are just starting to think about and process what happened many years later, and that is normal. Stuff like this can be confusing and that is why it can be beneficial to talk with others who have dealt with similar experiences. We are all here to support eac
  10. snmls

    Hello

    Hi @_Nikki_ Welcome to AS. I'm sorry for the trauma you have experienced, but I'm glad you found the site and decided to join. This is a wonderful community filled with kind and caring people and we are all here to help each other heal. Sometimes connecting with other survivors can help you to feel less alone and validate your emotions. You are welcome to post on the forums whenever you feel comfortable. Just browsing and reading posts is fine too. I hope you end up finding this site to be as helpful as I do.
  11. Hi @halflife I'm very sorry about the trauma you have experienced. I believe you. What happened was not your fault. It does not matter how many drinks you had. Rape is solely caused by rapist, nothing else. I'm sorry that your wife was unsupportive of you in the aftermath. But we are all here to support you through the healing process. Healing takes time and is a process, but you can and will heal from this. The shame is not yours to hold. I hope you are able to find the support you need on this site.
  12. Happy Mother's Day to the moms of AS, whether that be to a human, pet, or some special other relationship. :throb:

    1. mini.finch

      mini.finch

      Thank you. *is a pet mom* Happy mother's day to you as well if you are in that category! :flowers:

    2. snmls

      snmls

      Thank you @mini.finch. I'm a "dog mom." 

  13. Hi Rusty, Welcome to AS. I'm sorry for the trauma you have experienced, but I'm glad you found the site and decided to join. This is a kind and caring community and we are all here to support each other and help each other heal. You are welcome to post on the forums whenever you need support. If you need help navigating the site, feel free to reach out. Wishing you the best.
  14. Welcome back. You are always welcome here at AS. I'm glad to hear that you have been working with your therapist. Healing is tough and it's a long process, but you will get there. The site is still filled with supportive and caring people and you can post whenever you feel comfortable. Wishing you all the best.
  15. Hi @SparklingJedi Welcome to AS. I'm sorry for the trauma you have experienced, but I'm glad you found the site and decided to join. This is a kind and caring community filled with wonderful people. We are all here to help each other heal. You never have to share anything on the site you don't want to. Many members choose to not to disclose certain things. Whatever makes you feel most safe and conformable is fine. Also it is okay to just look around. Sometimes just reading other's posts can be helpful. There is no requirement to post or share on the site. If you need any help naviga
  16. April is sexual assault awareness month. A month for prevention, education, and honoring survivors. :tealribbon:

  17. Hi @positivevibe Welcome to AS. I'm sorry for the trauma you have experienced, but I'm glad you found the site and decided to join. This is a kind and caring community and we are all here to support each other and help each other heal. The healing process is not easy and it is filled with ups and downs. It is common for survivors to feel "good" for a while only to be triggered by something and find themselves struggling. Overtime as you learn your triggers and gain more coping skills, there won't be as many "downs" or at least the "downs" won't last as long. Healing really is a life
  18. Hi @LillieBelle Welcome to AS. I'm sorry for the trauma that brought you here, but I'm glad you found the site and decided to join. This is a kind and caring community filled with wonderful people. We are all here to support each other through the healing process. You are welcome to take some time looking around the site and then post on the forums whenever you feel comfortable. Just reading posts is okay too! I wish you the best and I hope you are taking good care of yourself as well.
  19. Hi @Lrr1 Welcome to AS. I'm sorry for the trauma you have faced, but I'm glad you found the site and decided to join. This is a kind, caring community filled with supportive individuals. We are all here to help each other heal. It's normal to feel overwhelmed at the beginning, sometimes talking with other survivors can help you to feel less alone and validate your feelings. You can take as much time as you need looking around the site. Then whenever you are comfortable you are welcome to post and share on the forums as much or as little as you like. I hope you end up finding this place to
  20. Hi @abcd Welcome to AS. I'm sorry for the trauma you have experienced, but I'm glad you've found the site and decided to join. This is a kind and caring community filled with wonderful people. We are all here to support each other and help each other help in a judgment free space. Talking with other survivors can help you to feel less alone and can validate some of the emotions you are feeling. It is normal to be confused and be at a loss for words when you are just starting the healing process. We are here to guide you through the ups and downs of healing. You are welcome to take some ti
  21. Hi @Naiwen Welcome to AS! I'm sorry for the trauma you have experienced, but I'm glad you found the site and decided to join. This is a kind and caring community filled with supportive people. We are all here to help each other heal in a judgment free zone. Please know that the abuse you have faced throughout your life is not your fault and that you did nothing to deserve that. Take some time looking around the site. When you feel comfortable, you are welcome to post and share as much as you like. There is not limit nor obligation to post. Sometimes connecting and sharing with other
  22. Hi @AnnieO Welcome to AS. I'm sorry for the trauma you have experienced, but I am glad that you found the site and decided to join. This is a wonderful community filled with kind and caring people. We are all here to help each other heal. Sometimes talking with other survivors can be helpful in the healing process. It can help you to feel less alone and validate some of the emotions you are experiencing. Healing takes time and is filled with ups and downs, but it helps when you have someone to talk to about it that truly understands. You are welcome to take your time looking around
  23. Hi @Lilo2002 Welcome to AS. I'm sorry for the trauma you have experienced, but I am glad that you found the site and decided to join. This is a wonderful community filled with kind and caring people. We are all here to help each other heal. Acknowledging what happened and that you are a survivor is a big first step. It is normal for survivors to take months or years to do that. It is not an easy thing to do, but it is the first step in the healing process. Sometimes talking with other survivors can be helpful in the healing process. It can help you to feel less alone and validate some of
  24. Hi @Speechless Welcome to AS. I'm sorry for the trauma you have experienced, but I'm glad you've found the site and decided to join. This is a kind and caring community and we are all here to support each other through the healing process. It can all be overwhelming at first, but you are welcome to take all the time you need to feel comfortable. When you are ready, you can post and share on the forums as much as you would like, but there is no obligation to do so. Browsing and reading is completely fine too! Just connecting with other survivors can be helpful in letting you know you are n
  25. Hi @Browneyeshighheels Welcome Back. You are always welcome here. It is okay to take breaks when you need to.
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