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WannaMoveOn

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  1. Hello there, @Mission and welcome to After Silence! I am Wanna :flowers:

    Reading your post, I want to share my sincere sympathies. I am sorry about your trauma and ongoing pain.

    We believe you, and we want to support you. The idea of a community is to feel included and lessen the edge of difficult topics. You are encouraged to take your time, and how much you'll share is entirely your choice. Sometimes, it's just nice to know you're not alone. Your will to encourage others is being highly appreciated! 

    This platform offers the opportunity to connect with fellow survivors. You can take part in other's experiences, get a chance to relate and create your own content. We talk about basically anything here, but we keep certain guidelines for sensitive topics. Please see your personal DM for that. 

    I am glad you've decided to give After Silence a shot :aswelcomesu:

    If there would be anything at all, please contact us staff. Our doors are open for any questions or thoughts. 

    Wishing you the very best

    - W ☀️

  2. @Trauma_Unknown Hello and welcome to After Silence! I am Wanna :flowers: 

    It's never too late. This community offers support and comfort any time. You don't have to suffer in the dark anymore. Please know that we believe you, and that none of this is your fault. 

    When I read that you've went silent for 20 long years, I feel sorrow and sincere sympathy. However, that you'd finally raise your voice is so inspiring! Now I am in awe :supportu: It's okay not to tell friends and family right away. We need to take things at our pace. You're right, we're fighters, we're warriors. We all come with our own battles, but we can fight them together. 

    So good to have you here. Come as often as you'd like. 

    All best

    - W ☀️

  3. @irisbun Hello and welcome to After Silence! I am Wanna :flowers:

    I am happy you decided to give this forum a shot. Also, keep engaging at your own pace. This is a place to share, vent and relate. Our members form a wonderful support system. Summer can indeed be hard. We might experience "summertime sadness" for different reasons, but getting together and talk is a good initiative.

    Generally, when we talk about our triggers and issues, it takes the edge off the topic a bit. 

    I am sincerely sorry for your trauma and pain. Please know that it was not your fault, and that we believe you. After Silence is here for you! :supportu:

    Remember that us staff always has doors open for any questions and thoughts. Please let us know if you'd need something. 

    Wishing you the very best oupn your healing journey

    - W ☀️

  4. @TeaganMT Welcome to After Silence! I am Wanna :flowers:

    First off, I am sincerely sorry about your trauma and pain. Please know, that this is not on you. We believe you, and you have nothing to be ashamed about. 

    Whatever your relations are, he had no excuse to force you into something you didn't want to. It's okay if the timeline is a bit blurry, that is completely normal. When something traumatic happens to us, we need to be allowed to process. We need to be able to share our voice, so that we can start our healing journey.

    You did right by coming here. I am proud of you for reaching out. It's sad that your mother won't listen, but that does not imply that you should lock your story away. 

    After Silence is a safe place, where our kind members form a wonderful support system. This platform is a great source of support and a chance to connect with fellow survivors.  :notalone:

    I wish you the very best upon your healing. Feel free to contact us staff with any questions. 

    All best

    - W ☀️

  5. @Maksim Hello and welcome to After Silence! I am Wanna :flowers:

    You did the right thing by coming here.  As I understand your example of realizing something was off years later, I want to stress that you were a minor. Minors cannot give consent. Even if a minor is convinced they're approving, they just can't. What I want to say, is that adults have a completely other responsibility when it comes to adult-minor rather than adult-adult.

    Children might not understand what's happening either. Perpetrators tend  to manipulate a situation too, so it will appear as something different. Even if your country would allow certain relationships legally, it's fore and most about how you feel and not what the law says. 

    I am sincerely sorry about your trauma. You have nothing to be ashamed about. Please know, that we believe you. We are here for you. Also, please keep staying around even if you feel uncertain. It is easy to believe one exaggerated in the beginning, but survivors tend to understand their situation better after speaking to others. 

    This platform offers a safe place to share, relate and receive support. Our kind members form a wonderful support system. Feel free to contact us staff if you'd have any questions whatsoever.  :supportu:

    Wishing you the very best

    - W ☀️

  6. On 5/26/2021 at 4:15 AM, ThornedRose said:

    I realized today that I need a safe place where I can talk and get support while maintaining my anonymity. I am currently in therapy, but I needed something a little different and I'm glad I found AS.

    Hello there! I am glad you found us too :flowers: I am Wanna. 

    My warmest welcomes to our platform. Our members form an amazing support system, where you can both get and offer advice, share within what you feel comfortable with and make wonderful connections. 

    I believe a community and professional help complete each other. Whilst therapy can offer professional guidance, a community reminds you that you are not alone. Anonymity is something we value highly here. All so you can have a safe spot, taking things your at own pace. 

    Sending you my sincere sympathies, and wishing you the very best upon your healing journey. :aswelcomesu:

    Rooting for you, 

    W ☀️

  7. On 5/24/2021 at 8:03 PM, Chevygurl6 said:

    Hey everyone I wanted to reach out and say hey. I’m a survivor of past stuff. I am finally in a place that I feel comfortable reaching out. I suffer from severe PTSD so I am just trying to make some contacts give me people who understand what I’m living with to be able to talk and just communicate. Thanks for allowing me here. 

    Hello to you too :flowers:

    I have been away for a while, but wanted to make sure to catch up with our newbies. 

    I am so happy you decided to come here, because it really sounds that you could use this platform. We invite all kinds of survivors, and we talk about pretty much anything here. You can share what you feel comfortable to, including topics regarding mental health and diagnosis. This is a safe place to come for a vent and a chat. 

    You've probably gotten familiar with the site by now, but if you would have any questions feel free to contact me.  :supportu: 

    My sincere sympathies upon your trauma and current struggle. You are doing very well by reaching out. We believe you. 

    All best

    - W ☀️ 

  8. Hello @Zargax I am Wanna :flowers:

    I am back from a little break, and wanted to make sure to catch up with all newbies who posted an introduction. You have probably gotten familiar with the site by now, but feel free to contact me with any questions. 

    You are doing the right thing by seeking some support. Acknowledging ones need to process, and putting it in action, takes a lot of effort. I am happy you've decided to give this community a shot. We welcome all kinds of survivors, and our members form a wonderful support system. 

    My deepest sympathies about your trauma. You have nothing to be ashamed about, and we believe you. :notalone:

    All best

    - W ☀️ 

  9. Hello there @Teeny and welcome to After Silence! I am Wanna :flowers:

    I am so happy you decided to give this platform a try, I believe it suits your described needs well. This platform keeps various kinds of survivors, forming a wonderful support system. Whatever happened and whatever the timeline, we are here for you. :notalone:

    My sincere sympathies about your trauma. You are being very brave for reaching out. Getting to know a community and opening up is not always easy, so make sure to take all the time you need. Feel free to browse this website a bit here, and if you would need anything at all, please contact us staff. We are here for you, if you'd need some company or would have any questions.

    You'll probably find that we talk about anything here, from trauma and coping to just plain every day stuff. I am wishing you the best of luck upon your healing journey! After Silence is there both for both ups and downs. 

    All best

    - Wanna ☀️

  10. 42 minutes ago, Croft said:

    honestly i couldnt even tell. little things like that are difficult to get right anyway so its cool 👍

    I am happy to hear that. I did advance in English in HS and am coming here almost on a daily basis, so it better pay off :) 

  11. Hello @Croft, wishing you welcome as well :flowers:

    Many survivors start out with thinking it wasn't that bad, but as we start getting some validation, our point of view might change. I am just telling you this, to describe the importance of finding a community. I am sincerely sorry for your trauma, and I believe you are doing the right thing. I am happy you'd give After Silence a shot. :aswelcomesu:

    Take your time on this. Browse the site a bit, get to know our platform at your own pace. Once you feel ready to share, we'll be there for you. With that said, I am wishing you the very best upon your healing journey. It doesn't matter how long ago it was, some reach out after hours, others after decades. Everyone is just as invited. 

    Best of luck! 

    - W ☀️

  12. @_Nikki_ Hello and welcome! I am Wanna :flowers:

    I hope that you've gotten a chance to browse this site a little by now. You'll probably find that we talk about anything here, from just plain life to trauma and how to cope with that. I understand that you've gone through a lot, and admitting that to yourself that a huge effort. Well done on that!

    I very happy you decided to give After Silence a shot. Our community keeps various kinds of survivors, and our members form a wonderful support system. 

    Hope to see you around here. Take all the time you need to settle in, and remember that us staff are here for you.  :aswelcomesu:

    - W ☀️

     

  13. Hello there @Lillysurvivor and welcome to this platform! I am Wanna :flowers:

    I just wanted to step by and share my support as well. Please know that I believe you, and that I am sincerely and deeply sorry for your physical and emotional pain. I do wish you the best of recovery on both parts. Please make sure to surround yourself whit thus who make you feel safe. This is a time to cut yourself some slack and focus on your personal well being. 

    I am happy you decided to come here. Sharing is a very good sign, and such an important step. You are doing well by accepting help. 

    Now, I see that my lovely colleagues have informed you well, but please feel free to DM me if you would have any questions or just need a little bit extra support. 

    All best 

    - W ☀️

  14. Hello @halflife, and welcome to After Silence. I am Wanna   :flowers:

    What happened to you shouldn't happen to anyone. If you were affected by a substance, then it's the responsibility of the other person to not take advantage. I am also sincerely sorry, that your partner holds you accountable for this. This was not your fault, and we believe you. 

    After Silence is a safe place for survivors to get a break from society's and people's judgments, to just feel safe to share whatever you'd like. You should be able to be yourself, be allowed to be vulnerable and get the support you deserve. You did a very brave thing by sharing.

    I am so happy you decided to give this platform a shot. I believe that every survivor needs a community in their support system. 

    And you are not defeated. You are not damaged gods. You are reacting upon this because you are human. There are healthy ways to get through and we are happy to make you company. :notalone:

    Please stay safe

    - W ☀️

     

  15. @Hiddenstars Hello and welcome back to After Silence! I am Wanna  :flowers:

    I assume we haven't met. Nice to meet you! Since this community tends to shift a bit regarding active members, you'll probably make many new acquaintances. We have some "veterans" left as well. 

    I do hope you'll be able to continue your journey here. I am sorry you lost your community, building that kind of relationship to a group takes time. You don't have to own up for the support your receive here, just leave some kind words and advice whenever you feel like it. After Silence is in first hand here for you  :supportu:

    Feel free to DM us staff if there's anything new you'd have questions about. 

    Take care 

    - W ☀️

  16. @satinmoth Hello Satin and welcome to After Silence! I am Wanna :flowers:

    I am sincerely and deeply sorry about your trauma. The pain and struggle takes a toll, but you are certainly not alone. After Silence carries kind members who form a warm support system. I understand that it's hard to keep it all for yourself, but you are not supposed to either. Finding your voice patterns a way towards healing, i the pace that suits you the best. 

    Please know that you carry no guilt in this, and that we believe you 110%. We have survivors with DID here as well, and we generally talk a lot about mental health here. 

    You sound like a very creative and enthusiastic person. We have a "Healing through creativity" forum here. I fancy music and making jewelry myself  :aswelcomesu:

    Now, take good care. Reach out if there would be anything you'd need. 

    - W ☀️

  17. On 4/15/2021 at 1:47 PM, jazz101 said:

    Hey all , I'm new.  My name is Jazmine but people call me Jazz , feel free to use either 🙂 . I'm 16 and look 12 😂. I'm just trying too figure my way around the forum . Hopefully this is a good place that I can talk in without feeling judged and it's a safe  environment.  

     

    I do like lions / tigers  , gorillas,  panthers  all those kind of animals.  There isn't much else too say about me .

    Hey there! I'll go with Jazz, it's a cool nickname, even if Jazmine is really pretty. I am Wanna! :flowers:

    Don't worry, I'm 21 and look like 16 at times. I like animals too, but I prefer those you can cuddle and take for walkies. 

    This is a safe spot for you to hang out and connect with fellow survivors. We talk about anything here, from coping and trauma to plain everyday stuff. Our members are kind and understanding, forming a warm support system. I personally believe every survivor should have a community to count on. 

    I am sincerely sorry for what you've been through. You own your story and have every right to your emotions. Please know that we believe you. It wasn't your fault. 

    Wishing you the very best! Feel free to DM any time :notalone:

    - W ☀️

     

  18. Hello there @SparklingJedi and welcome to After Silence, I am Wanna. :flowers:

    I also choose to not give away my name here, not just for safety reasons. This is my safe spot to share whatever is on my mind without having to mind mean gossip, and I hope you'll find the same comfort here too. You don't have to share anything to feel uncomfortable with, just take things your pace. As @8888 said, only certain posts are available for non-members. 

    This platform is a great way to connect with fellow survivors, to always sense support and no judgement. Please know, that we believe you. I am sincerely sorry about your trauma and your pain, you carry no guilt in this. Sending my best towards your way :supportu:

    - W ☀️

  19. On 4/11/2021 at 9:25 AM, nocturnalpixie said:

    Hi!  I am new to the forums here.  I signed up for a few of them to see if anything "fit's" better.  I am trying to find healthy ways to cope, I had a very unhealthy way of coping with my past, stopped that (in recovery now), but now I have nothing to help me cope, and I am left with some raw emotions.

     

    About me, I am 38. (I am told I LOOK 30 HAHA) It's so hard to describe myself because I am in such a dark place. I used to love drawing, crafting, and cross stitching.  I don't get much pleasure in that at the moment, but it will come back.  (this is normal for me, I go through phases.  don't worry)  I do looooove persian cats.  They are soo cute.  I have two persian cats right now, and they are the absolute love of my life.  I would say I am obsessed with persian cats. They are my favorite breed.  I love other animals as well.  Octopuses (Octopi?) owls, I love watching those deep sea documentaries with those odd looking creatures of the way too deep sea. 

    Hello and welcome to After Silence! I am Wanna :flowers:

    I am sincerely sorry for your pain and struggle to cope. I assure you, you're not alone with that. Trauma hits us in many ways and we cannot always know how to deal with it. Luckily, this community carries kind members with great advice. We support each other here, and this is a place for you to heal at your own pace. We tend to relate to each other here :notalone:

    Your hobbies sounds lovely. I understand if you struggle feeling joy to them right now, I sure have been there too. Don't put pressure on yourself to do anything, just take good care of yourself. I for one love cats too! 

    Wishing the very best upon you

    - Wanna ☀️

  20. @Noell2288 Hello and welcome to After Silence! I am Wanna :flowers:

    Good thing you found us! I personally believe that a community and professional help complete each other in a support system. This is a safe place to start sharing, just in the pace and amount you feel comfortable with.

    Every survivor's story is unique, but we tend to relate to another in a remarkable way. By connecting with fellow survivors, you'll learn that you're not alone and about new ways to cope. This platform is great to exchange advice and support. 

    Please know that we fully believe you, and that you carry no guilt in this whatsoever.  

    :supportu:

    - W ☀️

     

  21. @LuluKlu Hello and welcome to After Silence, I am Wanna :flowers:

    I am also glad you decided to join us, as it is important you get heard. I am sincerely sorry for your trauma and pain. Please know that you carry no guilt in this, and we fully believe you!  :notalone:

    As I am a bit late on this one,  I'm guessing you've already browsed this website a bit. If so, you've probably recognized that we chat about anything here. From trauma and healing to just plain, everyday life. You can reach out any time to us staff if you would have any questions. 

    Wishing you the very best upon your healing! 

    - W ☀️

  22. Just now, Rachal1 said:

    Thank you....this means a lot. 
     

    I think that I am just feeling a bit overwhelmed right now. I feel that talking will help...it’s just quite difficult. 
     

    Rachal

    I get you. Even if you've been out of denial for some time, putting yourself out there for help can be a lot. You might re-experiencing certain memories or emotions. You'll maybe realize even more about your past. 

    The more we talk about it, the more it takes off the edge. It takes effort, but if you're patient with yourself and take things your pace, it will get easier with time. 

    Here for you. Deep breaths! 

    - W ☀️

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