FreeKatie

Such A Long Time Coming

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Just registering here was a big step for me. I'm 52, and have been trying to deal with the sexual abuse I experienced as a child from a next door neighbor (family friend) for I think about 6 years. I was 11 or 12 when it started, and he was 30. Sometimes it's hard to remember details, and other times I can remember exactly every little detail of a certain time. I've tried to deal with this on my own in the past but never really made much progress. I've told a few people, but unfortunately they weren't much help, and after each time it actually drove me to repress it even more, because I felt ashamed and guilty and was even blaming myself.

I'm tired...just really sick and tired, and sad. I want to heal and finally free myself of this secret and all these negative feelings.

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I am so sorry this happened to you. I am glad you found AfterSilence and hope you find it helpful. You are not alone!

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Hi Katie,

Welcome to AS!

:aswelcomesu::youcanheal::notalone:

All the best to you on your healing journey,

Josie

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:aswelcomesu::youcanheal::notalone::sor: for the reasons that bring you here :bighug: if OK

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Thank you to all who replied. I'll be stopping in regularly. I'm sorry we all have to be here, but it feels comforting to me knowing I don't have to do this alone.

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Hello FreeKatie

welcome to AfterSilence, my name is Paula and I am one of the newbie support team here. I hope you are finding your way around the board okay, if you need any help with anything, please let me know

take care,

Paula

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Hi there.

Welcome to AS.

i hope you are finding your way around the boards ok.

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