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goldraindrops

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About goldraindrops

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    GoldRaindrops

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    USA
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    Reading, The Arts, Family and Animals

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    Survivor

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  1. Where can I talk about my story?

    Dear @Mintchip76, I noticed your message above (your first?). Let me also send my messages of welcome to you. I think what you said is true. On the path to healing, there are times when we are moving forward and times when we feel stuck. I think many of this website can relate. This is a kind and supportive community - there will be many people here to offer support and friendship and their stories when you do feel stuck. That's how it's been for me, anyway. Blessings, Gold Raindrops
  2. Where can I talk about my story?

    Dear @knighk18, Welcome to After Silence. I'm sorry for the suffering that brought you here, but this is a kind and supportive community and I hope you feel at home here. You should gain access to "Share Your Story" shortly (after the ten posts mentioned above). Wishing you comfort and healing, Gold Raindrops
  3. Newbie

    Welcome @CosmicDaze333 I'm sorry for the experiences that brought you to us, but I am happy you found us and decided to reach out. We are a safe, supportive and kind community. Take your time looking around and post whenever you feel like you want to. Blessings, Gold Raindrops
  4. Hey guys

    Dear @Sabrina757, I'm so sorry for what happened to you. It was brave out you to reach out to us and take this step on your healing journey. I can assure you you'll find many people here who understand and can relate to what you've been through. Wishing you peace and healing, Gold Raindrops
  5. Sitting on the fence

    Dear @Nbed80, I wanted to let you know you absolutely do not need to worry about people judging you here. We are a kind and supportive community and above all, every one of us knows the shame that comes with S.A. For myself, I've dealt with guilt, self-doubt, shame and humiliation for years. I've agonized over and over about everything I didn't do surrounding my assault. In fact, that's what kept me pretty much silent about what happened to me. When I came here I started to realize that there were many people feeling the same things I was. When I see other people revealing the details of what happened to them, I feel admiration, not judgment, because I know what those feelings are like and because I know how hard it is for me to talk about the details of what happened. So I can assure you, you don't need to worry about that here. Wishing you comfort and healing, Gold Raindrops
  6. Hi, I'm new here

    Welcome, @Leda, I'm so sorry for what happened to you. It was brave of you to press charges and take your case to court. There are many people here who can relate to how hard that is. Wishing you many new friendships, comfort and healing. Gold Raindrops
  7. Just starting...

    Dear Alice, Welcome to After Silence. I'm so sorry for the experience that brought you here. Please be safe and reach out to someone you trust if necessary. This is a kind and supportive community and you will find many supportive people who can relate to your experiences. You are not alone. Take your time looking around and posting whenever you would like. Blessings, Gold Raindrops
  8. Just starting...

    Dear @Nbed80, I saw your post embedded within this thread - let me take a moment to welcome you to After Silence, also. I'm sorry for the suffering that brought you here, but I can assure you, we are a safe, non-judgmental and kind community. I was also "anxious as crap" when I mad my first post, but I promise, you don't need to be. Take your time to look around, read threads/forum, and post only if you feel ready and comfortable. I wish you comfort and healing. Gold Raindrops
  9. Hello and Introduction

    Dear @Hope49, I'm sorry for the incident that has brought you to us. It's totally normally to have a hard time "connecting" with friends and loved ones after a big trauma. I hope that you'll find some comfort here - our site is full of kind and supportive people who understand what it is like to go through this. Wishing you healing, Gold Raindrops
  10. It's official now...

    It's so brave of you to take such a big step in your life - enrolling and now registering for your classes as a full time student. And, at the same time, the "inward" work you are doing to write out more of your story. We all know how emotionally draining that can be. You're doing so much good work on yourself and taking such big steps in positive (but new) directions. It seems understandable that you are in flux and will have some outward signs of all these big steps you're taking - like not always sleeping well. So many of us on this site know about not sleeping well. It is a well known after-effect of trauma and something that reemerges when we are going through changes. Anyway, I think it's important for you to take a step back and give yourself some kudos for all the positive work you're doing in your life. It will take time to adjust things like your sleeping. We're all proud of you. Love, Gold Raindrops
  11. Hello

    Welcome, @rokcsjl. I am sorry for all the trauma you've endured. It is common to have fragmented/incomplete memories around difficult experiences, and there are many people here who can relate. Feel free to read through our different forums and post whenever you feel comfortable. Blessings, Gold Raindrops
  12. New friends

    Dear @Sunshinecomfort, I'm sorry for the trauma that brought you here...and for the secondary trauma that comes when it feels like people don't understand or know how to deal with our experiences. There are many of us here who know about that and we are here to talk and support each other any time. I hope you find some peace and comfort. Gold Raindrops
  13. Keeping the Silence

    Dear Katherine/Soccergirl81, I'm so sorry for the trauma that brought you here, but it was brave of you to reach out to us and take this step on your healing journey. Many of us understand and can relate to the feelings you are describing. Take your time looking around, reading our forums and posting whenever you feel you want to. Blessings, Gold Raindrops
  14. Hello

    Dear @feralcat, It was brave of you to reach out to us. I'm sorry for the suffering that brought you here, but I can assure you you've found and kind and supportive community. Many of us know about what you mentioned - suffering in silence and thinking we are alone. We are all here to listen to and support each other. Wishing you peace and healing, Gold Raindrops
  15. Hello Community

    Welcome to After Silence. I'm sorry for the experiences that brought you here, but I'm glad you are already feeling like you can relate to what others have written. This is a kind and supportive community. Wishing you peace and healing, Gold Raindrops
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