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Finchy

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  1. 2 hours ago, Treasure said:

    Welcome. I am new here also. I was just recently diagnosed as PTSD. I am also a CSA with human trafficking survivor. I don't have anyone to talk to about my past. Lost of it are just coming to memory. It is a very challenging time to feel alone.

    I love working with children with special needs. I work 2 full time jobs and have 3 adult children.

     

    Welcome to AS, @Treasure! I'm glad you found your way here. I'm so sorry for what you went through. You can talk about whatever you're comfortable with here on AS. We're here for you. You're not alone anymore. ❤️ I wish you all the best!

    -Finch

  2. Welcome to AS @taofong:aswelcomesu: It's so nice to meet you! Hooray for video games and Animal Crossing! I'm a gamer, too, and I literally just played ACNH before heading on here haha. 

    I'm so sorry for the trauma you've experienced. I'm also a survivor of CSA. You're not alone. You'll meet a lot of really supportive people here! Best wishes. 

    -Finch

  3. Welcome to AS, @livingmytruth! Your username really reflects your journey right now, which is awesome. :aswelcomesu: 

    It is so difficult to share your story and to even just say, "I am a survivor." To announce that is powerful, full of emotion, and a very big step in healing. So I'm proud of you. I'm sorry for what you've been through that led you here, but I'm so glad that you found your way. We're a really supportive bunch. You're not alone in this...thank you for being here!

    -Finch

  4. Welcome back to AS! I'm still pretty new here, so I haven't met you yet. I'm glad you returned. :) 

    Though I am very sorry for what you've been through and what you're going through now. It sounds very difficult. I hope your daughter will be ok. :( Sending healing vibes and prayers to your father as well.

    Sitting with you, if you'd like. 💜 It makes sense that you would be having lots of panic attacks lately, what with so much going on! And seeing as your counselor left to take care of her health, and now that she's back, she acts a bit more distant. I'm so sorry about that. Doing virtual/phone sessions is not the same as in person...I sure can relate to that. Sounds like you're going through a really tough time right now. But at least that is good about your monster moving away. That is one very positive thing!

    Sending you lots of support. I'm glad you returned. We're here for you!

    -Finch

  5. Welcome to AS @Catjaz! Nice to meet you! :aswelcomesu: I'm glad you found your way here, though I'm very sorry for what you've gone through. It doesn't matter how long it's been since the trauma, it can still affect us. But it's also never too late to start healing. There's so many supportive and friendly people here that can relate. Take your time. Sending you lots of support and encouragement on your healing journey!

    -Finch

  6. 45 minutes ago, Meganificent said:

    I have already been a little overwhelmed just by starting on here but I am feeling more comfortable with time and seeing how welcoming it is.

    That's totally normal. Just take all the time you need. Don't have to rush into anything. :) But I'm glad you're feeling more comfortable. We're all here to help!

  7. Welcome to AS, @Lilo2002:aswelcomesu: First off, your avatar is super cute! I haven't watched any of the Mandalorian, but I know the cuteness of Baby Yoda haha. I'm glad you found your way here!

    I'm so sorry for the trauma that you've experienced, though. Just typing out what you've been through is a big step towards healing. It's very difficult. I, too, more or less pushed aside what I went through and disregarded it. Only very recently (like a month or 2 ago??) did I really come to terms with it being abuse/trauma. None of us deserved what happened to us. We all come together with similarities and differences, and AS is a great place to find support. You're not alone. I'm glad you've already seen the amount of support that can be shared here.

    Best wishes!

    -Finch

  8. Welcome to AS, @AnnieO:aswelcomesu: I'm glad you found your way here. I'm so sorry for all the trauma you've experienced in your life. You didn't deserve an ounce of it. It's nice to hear though that you've made good progress in your healing...and perhaps AS will be another piece of this complicated but well worth it puzzle of healing! You'll meet a lot of really supportive people here that can relate so that you're not alone. I wish you all the best. ❤️ 

    -Finch

  9. Welcome @Meganificent:aswelcomesu: I'm so glad your parents found AS for you. That is fantastic that you have them as a support. 

    I'm so sorry for what you've experienced. And sorry that you've been struggling more lately. But you will find a lot of supportive people here. Take your time. ❤️ Best wishes! Nice to meet you!

    -Finch

  10. Welcome to AS, @PRIDEandJOY!! :aswelcomesu: I'm glad you found your way here.

    I'm so sorry about the trauma you've experienced. It's very good though that you're taking this big step in being willing to process what happened to you. It's not easy. You'll meet a lot of supportive people here. Best wishes!

    -Finch

  11. Welcome to AS, @Survivor to Warrior!! :aswelcomesu:

    I'm glad you found your way here. My therapist was also the one to suggest a support group, and I could never be more grateful. AS is a really wonderful place full of supportive people.

    I'm sorry about the trauma you've experienced. You're strong...I can especially tell from your username. You're a warrior! I wish you all the best. Take your time exploring the site. We're here for you.

    -Finch

  12. Welcome to AS, @summer2009! I'm glad you found your way here. :aswelcomesu:

    I'm so sorry about what you've gone through. It's ok if you're not ready to share your story yet. It can take time. So please take it easy and explore the forum, get used to things, and then maybe you will be comfortable enough to share. Only if you're ready. We're a very supportive bunch. Take care!

    -Finch

  13. Welcome to AS, @Speechless:aswelcomesu: I'm sorry about what you've endured. But I am glad that you found your way here and are starting to open up about your experiences. You'll find a lot of very supportive people here. Take your time exploring the site, reading posts, commenting if you are up to it...whatever you are comfortable with. Best wishes!

    -Finch

  14. Welcome to AS, @Figs:aswelcomesu: I'm so sorry for all the trauma you've experienced. And that your flashbacks have been really strong lately. That's really difficult. I'm so sorry. But you're in the right place...we're a really supportive bunch. We're here for you. As Cap said, there is a board for DID support. I hope that you find it helpful.

    I'm glad you found your way to AS! I'm also nonbinary. I use they/she pronouns. Sending you lots of support!

    -Finch

  15. Welcome to AS @write track:aswelcomesu: I'm glad you found your way here. I like your username; it's really creative!

    You're not alone anymore. You'll find a lot of supportive people here. Take your time reading through, learning, contributing, whatever you are comfortable with doing. I'm sorry for the trauma you've experienced. You didn't deserve it. But you are on the path to healing now...and we're here to help you along the way. :)

    -Finch

  16. Welcome to AS @Minty:aswelcomesu: I'm glad you found your way here. Yes, there's a lot of introductions, which is a very sad thing but also a positive thing because it means we are not alone and can find support. Two sides of the same coin I suppose you could say. 

    I'm so sorry for the trauma you've experienced and even continue to deal with. I hope that you will be able to divorce him safely and work on healing. I can imagine it would be very difficult with children...but as long as they know they are loved, and this is being done so you all can continue to be loved and safe, I think it will be ok. I am not an expert though (unmarried, no children...). I wish you all the very, very best, and I hope that AS becomes a helpful place for you. 

    Sending you lots of support!

    -Finch

  17. Welcome to AS, @Dee12:aswelcomesu: I'm glad you found your way here. We're a really supportive bunch.

    I'm so sorry for the trauma you've experienced. You were a child and did not deserve that. :( Like you, I've only recently come to the realization that I'm a survivor...and also, I've struggled with comparing my trauma with others, feeling like it's "not as bad." But we really shouldn't do that. There isn't an award for "worst trauma," and we are all equal as survivors. Regardless of what we went through, it was horrible and undeserving. It has affected us all in different ways, but it has affected us nonetheless. I hope you find AS to be helpful. Sending you lots of support and healing thoughts! ❤️ 

    -Finch

  18. Welcome to AS, @sunflowers88!! :aswelcomesu: I'm so glad you found your way here! And also so glad that you're free and able to start healing finally. 😄 Also hooray for starting hormones! So happy for you! I hope transition treats you well. :) I'm in my 30s, nonbinary, and ace/queer! *waves*

    I'm so sorry about your lifetime of abuse and trauma. You didn't deserve any of it. :( But again, it's great that you are now free to start the healing process. AS is full of supportive people, so I'm sure you will be able to connect in some way. I hope you do anyway!

    Best wishes!

    -Finch

  19. Hello, siona! Welcome to AS! :aswelcomesu: 

    I'm so sorry about the abuse you've suffered. And now the triggers and memories happening. :( So very sorry that the chaos has begun again. That must be incredibly difficult to handle while being pregnant. I'm glad that you found your way here, though...we're a really supportive bunch. You'll find a lot of people can relate to you. We have many moms here that can probably help in that department. ❤️ 

    Sending you lots of support!! 

    -Finch

  20. Welcome to AS, @Lost-Lamb:aswelcomesu: I'm also still pretty new (despite my post count haha). I'm so sorry about the trauma you've experienced. But I'm glad that you found AS and feel ready to try healing...it's not easy. It's a long road, but just the fact that you're here, and you even mentioned about not being ready in therapy before, is a huge step. I wish you well. : )

    -Finch

  21. Welcome to AS! :aswelcomesu: I'm glad you found your way here, though I am very sorry for what you have endured. You are not alone...you are a survivor, no matter your story. Feel free to share at your own pace. It's wonderful you're ready to start on this long path to healing and to speak out! Your words, your story, and your strength will help a lot of other survivors. 

    Best wishes!

    -Finch

  22. Hello @Tapestry! Welcome to AS! Your username is awesome. Do you have an inspiration for it? :aswelcomesu:

    I'm so sorry that you've been through trauma. Sorry for what you've been through, but I'm glad that you found your way here. We're a really supportive bunch. I'm still pretty new here, too, and I've found this place to be really helpful and warm. It's great to not be alone on this long healing journey. Happy to have you along for the trip. : ) Best wishes!

    -Finch

  23. Welcome to AS, @blove:aswelcomesu: I'm so sorry for the trauma you went through. But I am glad that you found your way here, and that you're working on your path to healing with a great therapist. Take your time exploring, and I hope you find it as comfy and supportive as I have in my first days here.

    -Finch

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