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  1. Hi there lostboy! I am a survivor about to get married in about 4 months. There are several books out there for partners of survivors. I have read Allies in Healing (the book that was mentioned in this thread). The way that it is formatted is in typical questions from partners of survivors with the author's answers and then stories of the journies that the partners have gone through. It covers the effects of abuse, the needs and feelings of partners, dealing with crisis, memories of abuse, intimacy and communication, sex and family issues. I hope that you find the support that you des
  2. Hi there Raesha! You are welcome here and for what it is worth, I think that you belong here. However, you can stay or go as you like. While you are here, you will find support from others that are going through or have gone through similar things. Sometimes it is nice to know that you are not alone. I hope that you stay and that you find some of the support that you are looking for. You deserve it! You can PM anytime. (if that is ok)
  3. (((moneeka))) Welcome! I'm sure that you will meet a lot of nice people. I am relatively new here as well and everyone has been awesome!
  4. Hi there! I just wanted to say welcome. It sounds like you are having a difficult time. Anyone would after going through what you have gone through. Just wanted to let you know that there are many reactions to what you are going through and that the people at AS have gone through similar things and I (among others) are willing to help support you.
  5. I'm so sorry that this happened to you again. My heart goes out to you in this tough time. Please take gentle care of yourself. Thank you for having the courage to post here and get some of the support you so richly deserve. :hug:
  6. Welcome Sarah! :hug: I hope you find the help that you are looking for. You will find caring understanding people here. I am 30 and a survivor of csa, sexual assault as a teenager, and some bad relationship choices as well. You seem to be hurting very much and I just want to tell you that you are not alone. Even though I am a newcomer, I have found that you will find much support here. RunningFree
  7. Welcome! I was also abused as a child and teen...still don't know how young the abuse started as well. Anyway, I find it useful to post to this forum. There are many men and women who have similar experiences. I really like it here and find that it is helpful to know that other people are out there dealing with similar issues.
  8. I am new here, but I hope that you find the support that you are looking for. I hope we both do. Welcome back! You are not alone. RunningFree
  9. Cat, Thanks for the compliment. I am hoping for a similar effect that you are experiencing. Emotionally, I tend to be like a pot of boiling water on the inside and I know I spend enormous amounts of energy keeping a lid on it. Over time I've learned to function from an outsiders perspective but there are periods of time that I get so worn down that I crash and burn. I look forward to getting to know you. Warm regards, RunningFree
  10. Thank you everyone for the warm welcome. I really appreciate it. I am looking forward to supporting others as well as receiving support. I think it will help me to talk to others going through similar stuff about the experience of being a survivor. I look forward to getting to know others here as well as learning from everyone.
  11. I just joined this forum hoping to find support from other survivors. I am a survivor of childhood emotional, physical and sexual abuse that I finally got out of at age 14. Even after getting out of that situation, it has always seemed that men were out to exploit me though. As a teenager, I also survived an attack by my friend's cousin. Had it not been for my friend's mom, he would have raped me. Anyway, I am trying to build a support network for myself with the help of my therapist. I notice that I have very little support and that I have a difficult time trusting others, women for ent
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