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  1. Almost had a panic attack at work. I feel like I don't know how to be normal.

    1. josiel
    2. Dahliaa


      Thanks for the safe hug :) @josiel

  2. My "assignment" for my next therapy session is to write down exactly what happened in full detail. I don't even know where to start.

    1. snmls


      Writing it all down can be very liberating. I typed out my whole story for my T to read about a year ago.  It's definitely overwhelming to sit down and let everything come out, but for me at least once I started writing, I couldn't stop.  Everything just poured out.  Remember, that all you have to do is write it, you don't have to read it.  I never read what I wrote, even to edit it.  

      Be kind to yourself as you write. 

    2. Dahliaa


      Thanks so much @snmls My therapist actually wants me to read it aloud to myself. I can't even begin to imagine how I'll react if/when I do. I'm really glad it was liberating for you. I really hope it's the same way for me.

  3. Depression is back and it's worse than ever.

    1. Beamcam


      Im sorry you are experiencing the depression Im here if you want to chat 

    2. Dahliaa


      Thanks girl. Check your email @Beamcam

  4. Welcome to AS. I really hope you enjoy it here and find the healing that you so much deserve
  5. I mean, I understand being in a verbally abusive relationship doesn't exactly scream emergency but the after hours counselor could've sounded just a bit more concerned instead of bored.

    1. MeBeMary


      Anytime something or someone breaks you down mentally and emotionally, it screams urgency to me. The word abuse in that statement makes it urgent. You deserve better, from this abuser and you deserve better from your counselor. Sorry this happened. Sitting with you. :hug: if ok.

    2. Dahliaa


      Thank you for the safe hugs @MeBeMary She wasn't even my specific counselor. I'm starting to notice a lot of the therapists I've met share this same sentiment. Thank you for the encouraging words.

    3. MeBeMary
  6. Hello.

    No problem! If you need anything, please don't hesitate to reach out! The moderators are also incredibly helpful
  7. Hello.

    Hello! Welcome to AS! I'm sorry for what brought you here but I really do think you'll find AS comforting
  8. Hi

    Hey Xenon I'm so glad you could join us here at AS and how brave of you to say hi! I really hope you find whatever it is that you need on here. We're all here to support you and listen to anything it is that you have to say. Don't be afraid to reach out!
  9. Joined 4 months ago, posting for the 1st time

    Not problem! Whenever you need a little bit of encouragement, you just let me know!
  10. Joined 4 months ago, posting for the 1st time

    First of all, I'm proud of you for making your first post! I know it's not always easy to take that first step. There is no rush in speaking out about what happened. It's important to think of your comfort first. We will continue to be here when you're ready. Safe and welcome!
  11. 5 Words To Your Perpetrator

    Why did you do it? Did you hurt anyone else?
  12. Just joined

    Welcome to AS! I am also sorry for what you have been through and the pain it's caused you. I hope you know we are all here to support you through this journey and I am personally always available to talk to. I really do hope AS provides you with the healing you need
  13. New Here :)

    Welcome to AS! Safe We're all here to listen and support you.
  14. Just a brief intro

    Welcome to AS I hope you find whatever it is you need here on the forum. We're all here to support you.
  15. Hello again you lovely lot!!

    Nice to meet you and welcome back! I'm glad you're doing much better!