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  1. Hi @ImAlmostReal, welcome to the forum but I am sorry for what has brought you here.

    That wave of emotions, memories and feelings of being out of control and awkward is very common among survivors. Especially in the first several months after the trauma occurred. You can get better and seeking support is wise step.Never stop trying and you will get better and feel less "broken".

  2. Hello, glad to meet you. But I am sorry for what brought you here in the the first place. I also want to welcome you back to the forum and hope that you rediscover all the support you previously found here.

  3. Hi dieter, welcome to the forum.

    This has been great resource for support for me and so many others. I am sure it can be for you as well. It is completely up to you how much you need to share and when you feel comfortable enough to share it. We will be here to support you.

    You are not alone.

  4. If you need to contact admins so they can email you your original login information, you can go here and start a new topic. They are the only ones who will see that topic. As long as you know your original email, you probably won't have any issues. But I suspect they will only be able to send the information to the original email used to sign in before.

  5. Hello Cryolite, welcome to the forum but I am sorry for what has brought you here. It is common to not know how to feel or what to feel. This is a good place for support. I hope you find the support you deserve.

  6. Hi miamarie,

    Welcome to the forum. I am glad to meet you but sorry for what has brought you here.

    You most certainly aren't alone and although healing from these things can make us feel embarrassed, you certainly aren't weird. But you are right, the internet is a weird place but the weirdness for the most part skips over this website.

    I hope you find the support you need and deserve.


  7. Hello Uni, welcome to the forum. I am sorry for what brought you here but I am glad you sought out the support you deserve.

    I am sorry for what you went through as a child. But I am proud that you were able to go to college and graduate.

    I think it is a good thing that you sought out support after speaking with your sister. No one deserves to be hurt and especially as a child and again later as an adult. You deserved so much more kindness and gentleness than you were given.

    It is completely common to be anxious about posting. I know I am every-time I start a thread. You are correct, it is a step in the healing direction and healing is what you deserve. 

    Thank you for your openness and choice to share. It will likely help empower others to also post and get the support they also deserve.

  8. Welcome to the forum. I am glad to meet you but sorry for whatever trauma has caused you to seek support. I hope you feel welcome here.

  9. Hi there "thistooshallpass4", I am glad to meet you but sorry for what brought you here.

    Healing almost always takes a long time and even can take years or decades. That hollowed out feeling is also one of the more common feelings, especially during the healing process when some healing has been done but more is left. 

    It's okay to become emotional when thinking, talking or even typing about these things.

    I think all of us are on that journey to feel like ourselves again. It is a long road and sometimes the path seems too long. But with each step we take, the destinations gets a little closer. I also hope to one day be able to talk about what happened to me. It's that "R" word that keeps me from talking.

    Stay strong and remember we are here for you, to support you because you deserve it.

  10. 26 minutes ago, Reiina said:

    Hello, this is my first time on a site like this. For the past 3 days I have been dealing with some emotions that happened when I was 19, (I'm 26 now)

    I'm so confused on a lot of things, I don't know if this is the place I should post my story or not. I was told by my therapist to find some support groups and that they can be helpful. 

    Just call me Reiina. It's nice to meet you all.

    I am glad to meet you but I am sorry for what has brought you here.

    As far as this being the place to post your story, only you can figure that out. That being said, I am new here but I suspect this will be a good place for me(if/when I decide to tell my story).

    Be kind and gentle with yourself.

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