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  1. 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.

  2. 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! 


    Hi welcome to as :wave:

  3. 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: 

  4. 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:

  5. 15 hours ago, LionessLiving said:


    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. 



    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: 

  6. 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! :-)


    newcomgray :-)

    Hi , welcome to as, :) 

  7. 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.

  8. 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:

  9. 10 minutes ago, Tank Girl said:

    Hia, just been reading some posts and you are all so supportive and lovely :) I am in the healing process, trying to get my life back to normal. Had some therapy to talk about things which was good for a while as I couldn't tell my friends what was really going on. At least not at first? I thought I was getting better but I think its going to be a long road =/ I want a normal sex life with my boyfriend where I dont get panic attacks half way through, I dont want to feel paranoid that my attacker will walk into my work place or he will be following me or anything.. survivors, does it ever get back to normal? 


    welcome to as :) .

    hopefully with time you will find that and feel what you think is normal.

    the people here are very supportive yeah :) , it's a nice place to talk and not be judged.

    as for "does it ever get back to normal?" Well for me I'm not sure but I guess it all depends on what your version of normal is.

    anyway, welcome :) .

  10. 7 minutes ago, JanineJ said:

    I'm new to this website. It feels like a while since I was on a message board altogether.


    Anyway, my name is Janine and I'm a trans woman. It took me a while but I had a hard time coming to anyone outside my close circle of friends because and I can't shake the feeling I'm not suppose to be here. But I am.

    Just this past Friday I was on a date with a nice guy and he was pretty insistent. I'm not comfortable getting deep into it but he took "no" as "try again in 30 seconds." So I stopped saying no.


    I've been blaming myself for it and really hating everything that reminds me of that night. My flashbacks are vivid and nauseating. I've missed a lot of work because of it and I just want to feel normal again. I made so much progress in my transition and now I'm so afraid to leave my home.


    My friends help. My partner and dog help. I want to scream about it but it's terrifying to ask for help. I know that I accomplished a lot to be the woman I am now and I know there's a time when I'll be stronger than this but it's not today and I wish it was. 



    welcome to as, I'm sorry that happened to you , people should really listen when someone says no.

  11. On 12/11/2018 at 1:08 PM, Ghostly Lilian said:

    I'm not new to the site, but I took a... break I guess? I don't know, I felt overwhelmed and suddenly ran away.
    Now for some reason I felt like coming back.

    I'm feeling like sh** lately.

    best wishes to everyone, you're amazing, this community is the best when it comes to listening and supporting each others, really

    Welcome back, safe hugs  :hug: If ok?

  12. 33 minutes ago, Nicole88 said:

    Hi everyone, I'm still trying to navigate this forum & eager for some support and unity ♡ hoping this space bring me some healing


    welcome to as, good to have you here, don't worry about navigating the forum if you have any questions you can ask them and I'm sure you will find the answers.


    free :butterfly: 

  13. On 07/11/2018 at 7:21 PM, Invisible1 said:

    Hello I would like to introduce myself. I recently started therapy for past abuse by my father and uncle. I am a survivor of child prostitution, or whatever it is called. Trafficking. I was sold and used and trained by my father and uncle from a young age. 

    My question to you all is, how do you keep going? I am being flooded with memories, I have complex PTSD. 

    Im not sure it’s worth fighting through most days. 

    Theyre both dead now, so can’t hurt me now, which is cool. 

    I have a husband and children who love me unconditionally. I’m so thankful for that. 

    They are what is keeping me fighting. 

    Welcome to as @Invisible1,

    im sorry you went through that.

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