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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. So happy to have found this forum!

    Dear @PhoenixRoxanne, Welcome to After Silence. I'm so sorry you have a reason to be here, but you have found a safe, supportive and understanding community of survivors. Take your time exploring the forums and information we have and getting to know individuals on the site. Wishing you peace and healing, Gold Raindrops
  2. Hello

    Dear @PenguinDance, I'm sorry that you have a reason to be here, but I can assure you you've found a kind and supportive community full of people who understand what you've been through. It was courageous of you to join our site and write your first post - sometimes that traumas that we've endured are so severe that they are in fact difficult to even put into words/writing. I hope that we can bring you support and healing. Take your time posting as much or a little as makes you comfortable. Blessings, Gold Raindrops
  3. Hello

    Dear @Goldenboybrokeme, I'm sorry for the suffering you've endured, all the more painful because it was at the hands of someone you trusted. I can assure you that there are many kind and supportive people here who understand your experiences and are here to support you. Take your time to look around at the different forums on our site and post whenever you feel comfortable. Wishing you peace and healing, Gold Raindrops
  4. Hello!

    Dear Rach @ExactStudio, Welcome to After Silence! I'm sorry for the trauma that brought you here, but it was brave of you to reach out to us and all the other resources you have since your assault. Take your time to look around and see all the different forums and threads we have available, and post whenever you feel comfortable. You'll find many kind people here ready to share and offer support whenever you need it. Wishing you peace and healing, Gold Raindrops
  5. Hello!

    Dear @Len523, Welcome to After Silence. I'm sorry for the trauma that brought you here, but you have found a safe and supportive community. We are exactly what you said - a place where we talk and share stories so that we know we are not alone. I wish you peace and healing, Gold Raindrops
  6. Just saying hello and looking for support and advice.

    Dear @lilbutterfly, Welcome to After Silence! I'm sorry that you have a reason to be here, but you have found and kind and supportive community that understands exactly what you're facing. As far as my advice for healing, you have already done it: take a big, courageous leap of faith and reach out to other survivors and caring professionals for help. I don't have a lot of experience with therapy yet, but with other doctors I've had to open up to, I'd say go at your pace, trust yourself, and don't reveal too much or move too fast if you don't feel comfortable. Go at your own speed. If the doctor/therapist isn't ok with that, they're probably not the right one for you. Welcome again. Feel free to write or PM me if you'd ever like to talk or if you have any questions. Gold Raindrops
  7. I don't even own an iron!

    I think your decision to go back to school is courageous and inspiring. Do not doubt yourself. One thing I remember about my college classes is that sometimes the most insightful and interesting people were the "non-traditional" students - ones who were older and had different life experiences than myself, who was straight out of high school. Also, you are a survivor, and I know it might sound corny, but I can't imagine anyone more qualified to bring empathy and understanding to social work (with an emphasis on sexual abuse). Rather than your experiences as a parent and survivor being a drawback, I think they might be your greatest strength. Think how much good you do on AS already. You'll be great.
  8. I Need Someone to Hear Me!

    Dear @DisposableDannie, I'm so sorry for the traumas that you've endured. There are many caring and supportive people on this site. You are heard. Wishing you healing and peace, Gold Raindrops
  9. Happy to be here!

    Dear @Bayfox, Welcome to After Silence. I'm sorry that you have a reason to be here, but you have found a kind and supportive community. I think you'll find many people here who can relate to and understand your experiences. Take your time looking around and posting whenever you feel comfortable. Blessings and wishing you the best in healing, Gold Raindrops
  10. Greetings :)

    Dear @violet985, I'm so sorry that you have a reason to be here, but you are right, you have found a safe and open community. I think you will find many kind and empathetic people who understand what you've gone through and the feelings that go with it. Always feel free to reach out to us if you ever need anything and when you feel comfortable sharing. We're here for each other. Love, Gold Raindrops
  11. Hi everyone!

    Dear @Gabrielle714, Welcome to After Silence. I'm so sorry about your assault. I want you to know that many of us can relate to your feelings - they are so normal. I think if you take your time to look around our site and read other people's posts, you'll find many people who can relate. Take your time looking around and then posting as you feel comfortable. Wishing you joy and healing, Gold Raindrops
  12. Hello, new here

    Dear @angel200, I'm so sorry that you have a reason to be here, but know that you have found a safe and supportive community. Please know that there is nothing wrong with you. Abusers prey on victims and it is not your fault. Take your time looking around and posting as you feel comfortable. It was brave of you to reach out to us. Blessings, Gold Raindrops
  13. Don’t know what I’m doing

    Dear @Kady, The beauty about After Silence is that you don't need to "know what you're doing" - just know we're here and that you are free to share as little or as much as you have a feeling to. There are many kind and supportive people here who understand what it's like. I hope we can help you feel comfort and healing. You are not alone. Blessings, Gold Raindrops
  14. New here - hi!

    Dear @rainbowvalley, I'm sorry you have a reason to be here, but it was brave of you to reach out to us. There are many kind and supportive people who understand and are honored to be part of your healing journey. Take your time reading and/or posting whenever you feel comfortable. Blessings, Gold Raindrops
  15. Hello -- introduction

    Dear @Aeryn, Welcome to After Silence. I'm sorry you have a reason to be here, but if you are as you say looking for an empathetic support group, you have found it. Take your time to look around at the different forums we have here and post when you feel comfortable. There are many kind and supportive and artistic people like yourself who understand you. Blessings, Gold Raindrops
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