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  1. 5 minutes ago, behindthesehazeleyes said:

    Hello all,

    You can call me L. I am back. I actually forgot that I was a member until I started looking for support and forums again. I am a pretty solitary introvert but honestly, I need more friends, especially ones I have things in common with. Not glad in any way that we all have some form of abuse in common, but I need this place and all of you again. I need to move forward in the next path of my life, and doing what I have been doing, not talking, sitting in my silence and depression hoping it goes away, just doesn’t work.

    Looking for friends and just awesome people out there that I can encourage and who can encourage me. Good to be back.

    L

    Hey, welcome back, I'm sorry that any of us have to have such horrible experiences in common.

    Sitting with you if ok?


  2. 1 hour ago, Needpeace1 said:

    Thankyou for your reply

    Yes I've tried the self help books, hypnotherapy meditation and breathing exercises. All seems hopeless

    Your welcome :) , I'm sorry you've tried all that and haven't had any success, don't give up though there might be more out there that you could try.


  3. 18 minutes ago, Needpeace1 said:

    Hi everyone

    First time here.

    My CSA started as a young child by my grandfather. It ended when I was 18. I'm now 37.

    I don't remember much from my childhood I've either blocked out the memories or took to many drugs years ago to numb myself.

    I've never had support from a therapist.

    I don't really talk about it.

    My temper is awful and I need to deal with it so here I am.

    Thanks for listening

    Hey, I'm sorry you've been through that, honestly maybe try some meditation stuff to help calm your anger, for me breathing exercises sometimes helps.


  4. 3 hours ago, Reyzl said:

    Hi,

    has anyone else had trouble editing their signature? Every time I try to change mine I get a message telling me I haven't followed the guidelines. Sometimes it's saying it needs to be on fewer lines, and other times should to be without images, but I'm not adding images and even when I condense it into two lines it's not happy. I've tried on different browsers.

    I've had this problem for years, hence why my signature never changes! I'd hoped it would have gone away by now but it's still the same. The mods back then worked on it but in the end it defeated everyone! 

    Any techno wizards here who can work out what's going wrong? :pray:

    Thanks,

     

    Reyzl

    Hi, a little bit ago now there used to be a bug with the signature thing, the forum software is seriously buggy it always has been but yeah message the mods they might have a fix for it.


  5. 1 hour ago, LRPINE said:

    I found this website after a bit of a downward spiral a few nights ago. I just really needed someone to talk to and more than that I needed to feel listened to. I wasn't sure if this website would be worth the wait of registration when I needed someone so desperately at that moment. I read through the guidelines and abbreviations post and I started to cry. I love the terms like "Pocket Riders", asking for "hugs", and "Sitting with someone". I just felt such a warmth of love, understanding, and support from those ideas of being there for someone like that. It helped me so much that night. It wasn't what I thought I wanted but it was certainly what I needed.

    So, hello everyone! Thank you for having me here and thank you for being so beautifully supportive and helpful already!

    I'm really glad to be here :)

    Hi welcome to as , safe hugs :hug: if ok?

    sorry to hear you've been struggling.


  6. 7 hours ago, abnormalone2002 said:

    So, I actually used to chat here a long time ago but I not only forgot the password I used, I forgot which email I was using at the time I joined.  Regardless, it has been a long time since I have been on this site so in a lot of ways, I am kind of new.  I'm not even sure who still is or is not here.  Anyway, I'm 34 years old, from California.  I work at a school, as a one-on-one for students who have special needs.  I am also working towards my bachelor's degree in math.  My ultimate goal is to be a math teacher for special needs kids.  I found AS the first time through a web search when I was looking for a support site.  Anyway, I've rambled long enough.  I Hope everyone has a great day!  Thank you! 

    -Abby

    Hi welcome to as :wave:


  7. 14 hours ago, Sunshinecomfort said:

    Hi Everyone , I newly came here , and I wish I could make up friends to talk to . Nobody in my environment is really open to the subject , and it is really causing much more pain . I just want to be able to talk about anything without being judged or treaded like a dramatic person who comes up constantly with the same subject.  It's just frustrating to realise how everyone wants you to be fine , yet ignore that you need to talk in order to heal.  They just want to hear that you're fine and that you don't complain.  

    Hey welcome to as, I know that feeling all too well , I'm happy to listen if you wanna talk.

    safe hugs :hug: 


  8. 6 hours ago, rgrace15 said:

    Hi there! 

    A friend suggested I look for something like this online, and I was lucky enough to stumble upon AS. I experienced my trauma last Halloween and was not expecting to still be dealing with it emotionally. I really hope that AS can help me continue on this healing process, and I am so excited to be a part of a community that might understand a bit of what I am feeling and going through in life. 

    Hello welcome to as :wave:


  9. 15 hours ago, LionessLiving said:

    Hi, 

    I'm a new member, and am a bit concerned that this site is not protected with an SSL certificate.  My browser settings go in high alert mode and tell me that this site is not safe.  Would seem appropriate for a forum of this nature would be a "safe" website.  Is there some reason why there is no SSL cert?  It isn't even that expensive.  Please advise.  Thanks. 

    Melissa

    Hi, 

    from doing a bit of research over the time of using this forum, I know there used to be one however it was self signed meaning web browsers would freak out, now by the looks of it the server just downgrades the request to a normal non encrypted http request.

    on a cyber security front its highly advised that you do not login to the site on public open networks (public wifi , coffee shops etc) I mean if your like me (super paranoid) even a home network seems unsecure.

    honestly if your concerned about your privacy and the safety of your details(password, etc) maybe use a vpn hints it encrypts your traffic from your device before it goes across over the internet.

     

    hope this is sorta helpful.

     

    free :butterfly: 


  10. 17 minutes ago, newcomgray said:

    Hi, all! I am really nervous to post this, but my therapist recommended I find a support group for people that have experienced the same kinds of things that I have. She said it would be very good for me to find people to relate to that can share what has and hasn't worked for them after trying to process their trauma. I am excited to get to know some of you, and thank you for reading this! Any tips you all have on navigating the website or posting would be helpful! :-)

    xo

    newcomgray :-)

    Hi , welcome to as, :) 


  11. On 02/02/2019 at 10:25 PM, Russia2005 said:

    Ok, here goes.

    I am now 33 years old and last August remembered what happened when I studied abroad 14 years ago. Pretty much thought I had lost my mind. So, now I'm trying to deal with it. I asked my therapist about joining a group, but the only groups available were during my working hours, so I did a little google search and here I am.

    Hi welcome to as.


  12. 9 hours ago, kyla said:

    I've been looking around here a little, maybe it could be helpful for me. I don't really have anyone to talk to, or I want to talk to about these things. Anyway hello all, I'll read a bit more I think and see if it helps.

    Hello , welcome to as kyla :wave:

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