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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 , 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

:notalone:

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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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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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