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I'm 18 and recovering from sexual assault. Briefly, my story is that my first boyfriend ever took my virginity and then didn't took no for an answer. As I tried to tell him I wanted to get off sex, he gave me an ultimatum to leave or stay and give him what he wanted. I first didn't consider it as sexual assault, but according to the law in my country threats for getting sex and disrespect to reject is a kind of rape. I'm confused and struggling with moving on. I'm having nightmares about my ex and am experiencing extreme mood swings. All support and advice are welcome, and I would like to get in touch with some survivors to exchange experience with.  

So, feel free to write me a message. 

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Hi WannaMoveOn,

Welcome to AS. I am sorry for the trauma you endured, but you will find tons of support here. Pressure, blackmail, manipulation...these can be considered all tactics of an abuse. I am sorry he did not respect your rights, your thoughts, or your feelings. It is a big step to reach out to others who understand. I wish you many more forward steps on this journey of healing.

Mary

:youcanheal: 

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Hi and Welcome @WannaMoveOn. I am sorry for what has brought you here. You have found an understanding and supportive community that will be with you as you work to heal. You are not alone.

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8 hours ago, MeBeMary said:

Hi WannaMoveOn,

Welcome to AS. I am sorry for the trauma you endured, but you will find tons of support here. Pressure, blackmail, manipulation...these can be considered all tactics of an abuse. I am sorry he did not respect your rights, your thoughts, or your feelings. It is a big step to reach out to others who understand. I wish you many more forward steps on this journey of healing.

Mary

:youcanheal: 

@MeBeMary, thanks for bringing up pressure and manipulation as abuse. It's exactly those kinds of bullying from my previous partner I'm trying to heal from. I appreciate your support. :luck:

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8 hours ago, AKB said:

Hi and Welcome @WannaMoveOn. I am sorry for what has brought you here. You have found an understanding and supportive community that will be with you as you work to heal. You are not alone.

Hi, @AKBI am grateful for the opportunity to co-work on healing with others on this site. :) 

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Hi @WannaMoveOn, welcome to AS. It's very brave of you to join and reach out. I hope you find what you're looking for to help you heal and wish you all the best on your healing journey.

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