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This is my first time reaching out for help

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My name is Dani and I was recently assaulted. I thought I could survive by keeping everything inside and trying to deny it ever happened. I realized that I need some help as it was starting to eat me alive like a terrible virus. I didn't know where else to turn, so here I am.

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Hi Dani and welcome to AS. I'm sorry that you were recently assaulted. I am glad though that you came here seeking a safe place to connect with other survivors. This forum is filled with incredibly courageous, supportive, and compassionate members. I hope you find what you're looking for here. :supportu::notalone::youcanheal:

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Hi Dani, so many of us here understand the feelings you're feeling and have tried to keep everything inside and hope it would just go away. It takes courage to reach out. You'll find a ton of compassion and support here!

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Welcome to As. I'm so sorry for what you've been through but I'm so glad you've found AS. 

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Thank you everyone. I wasn't sure where to turn but I knew I needed to make a step towards trying to heal. Thank you all for your warm welcome

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Hi Dani , welcome to AS, you have done the best thing to reach out and it is difficult to hold all the emotions inside. this is a wonderful site.

So sorry that you were assaulted, you are a survivor and you can heal. It can be overwhelming but by communicating with others that understand what you have been through really helps. :throb:

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3 hours ago, Redskinsgirl88 said:

My name is Dani and I was recently assaulted. I thought I could survive by keeping everything inside and trying to deny it ever happened. I realized that I need some help as it was starting to eat me alive like a terrible virus. I didn't know where else to turn, so here I am.

Hi Redskinsgirl,

Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for the trauma you recently went thru. It is never right for anyone to hurt you like this. I think that is usually our first instinct...to keep everything buried deep inside, but unfortunately that doesn't typically work. I'm glad you figured that out pretty quickly. I took me years to figure out that it wasn't working. You will find tons of support here on the site. You have taken a big step by reaching out, and I wish you nothing but the best as you make more steps forward in your healing journey.

Mary

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4 minutes ago, Redskinsgirl88 said:

That's what I'm really hoping for. I really have no support system and I didn't really know who to turn to

I understand, as I, and many of us here, are in the same boat. Others here have sympathetic people in their lives, but truly they don't understand what we go thru. I found this site a lifesaver, giving me a voice and a place to be truly understood. I wish this for you, as well. 

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@Redskinsgirl88 sorry about that trauma that brought you here, very glad you had the courage to come and share here. :youcanheal::aswelcomesu::notalone:

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

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Welcome to AS sorry you have a reason to be here. I hope you find this group as supportive and caring as I have. Congradulations on taking the big steps to not only join our group but to reach out for support.

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Welcome, I'm so sorry you had to recently go through what you did, we are all here for you. I hope you find comfort in being here! :) 

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