Allison Jo

Me, the real me, sayin hello

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This is new and scary. I'm a faceless being, and it's exciting and intense. But scary knowing I finally have a place to be heard, or finally a place to have a voice. I am not alone. Something I heard through councling, and support groups. But I always felt alone because I never truly felt safe to talk the real talk. I never truly felt that what my counselor would hear would stay between us. I never felt safe from gossip in small group sessions held in a church. 

Here I do

So thank you

Thank you for reading and being a support to a broken person

Thank you for being you

Finally being able to relate to people I think will help me heal more than with the few people I have opened up to in the past because you get it.

For that I am sorry, but I'm here and ready to listen if you do the same for me.

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Allison Jo, anything that is new to us can tend to be sort of scary. It is much more comfortable and safe doing what we are used to. That does not mean it is never good to branch a little out of our comfort zone even still so long as the definitive reward trumps any possible risk.

I am thinking you will continue finding this to be a great help within your healing. There are so many sensitive and sweet souls on here who will truly be able to generally relate to some of what you may be feeling and thinking in nothing other than a genuine way. My hope is that through some talking, lots of listening will make this a safe place for you to turn.

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Welcome to AS, Allison. I'm sorry you had to track down a group like this, but I'm glad you found it. I joined for the same reason — to talk to and listen to people who've been through the same thing as me. You'll find tons of support here.

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52 minutes ago, Allison Jo said:

This is new and scary. I'm a faceless being, and it's exciting and intense. But scary knowing I finally have a place to be heard, or finally a place to have a voice. I am not alone. Something I heard through councling, and support groups. But I always felt alone because I never truly felt safe to talk the real talk. I never truly felt that what my counselor would hear would stay between us. I never felt safe from gossip in small group sessions held in a church. 

Here I do

So thank you

Thank you for reading and being a support to a broken person

Thank you for being you

Finally being able to relate to people I think will help me heal more than with the few people I have opened up to in the past because you get it.

For that I am sorry, but I'm here and ready to listen if you do the same for me.

Hi Allison Jo,

Welcome to AS. I am sorry for the trauma that you have endured, but AS is a very supportive site. Many of us find it scary in this new, uncertain, but potentially empowering place. I know that I was. There is no fear of judgment or pressure here. It takes great courage to reach out and it's a huge step on a path of healing. I am certain many more steps are to come for your healing journey.

Mary

:notalone:

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Welcome Allison, I glad you found AS, :notalone:

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:aswelcomesu::youcanheal::notalone: :bighug:

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Welcome Allison Jo! I remember being scared but excited about the possibility of putting the real me out there. It is so liberating to be able to speak freely. I hope you find this place helpful. You're not alone here. 

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Welcome Allison Jo  sorry that you were worried about others in group talking about your situation. I understand as friend of mine has told 4 people that I know of so far .

I have found this site invaluable. Especially in the middle of the night.:wave:

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