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Sup, I'm Elli.

I don't know if I'm the right kind of person for a forum like this. Not really into touchy-feelsy stuff. It's weird just being here and reading peoples' experiences, like I'm peeping in on something I shouldn't be. 

Anyway. My therapist ordered me to talk to other survivors. She didn't say it couldn't be online. 

Thanks for having me.

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Hi, Elli, and welcome to AS! I’m sorry for what happened to you, but glad you’re here. I haven’t really met any other survivors in real life, but I’ve met a lot of friendly and supportive people here on this site. Just check it out and see if it’s for you. There are several different forums, including a females only one, if you would feel more comfortable posting in something like that (message a moderator for the password). There is no judgement here. There is a Share My Story forum (but you have to make 10 posts first for it to be unlocked). You don’t have to say anything, you can just listen to what others are saying. You can message me anytime if you have questions or just want to talk. I’m glad you’re here! :aswelcomesu:

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Welcome to After Silence.  I’m sorry for what brought you here but I’m happy you are here reaching out for support.  Good job taking this step in your healing process.  You are not alone and what happened to you wasn’t your fault.  Take your time exploring and post when you are ready.  If you have any questions feel free to message me. 

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Thanks for the welcomes. It's good to know that others have found this kind of community useful. 

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Dear @ElliClaw

Welcome to After Silence.  I am sorry to hear of the trauma you have been through!

Being here has helped me so much.   Everyone is so caring and supportive here.  I am proud of you for reaching out.  I know that is hard to do.  I also know that you will find that needed compassion and support here within our community.  Know we are here for you and we will listen whenever you would like to lean on us.    

Take care and please do not hesitate to ask for any help if you ever need it.  

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On 10/9/2019 at 6:39 PM, ElliClaw said:

Sup, I'm Elli.

I don't know if I'm the right kind of person for a forum like this. Not really into touchy-feelsy stuff. It's weird just being here and reading peoples' experiences, like I'm peeping in on something I shouldn't be. 

Anyway. My therapist ordered me to talk to other survivors. She didn't say it couldn't be online. 

Thanks for having me.

Hi Elli,

Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for the trauma you have endured, but do know this is a wonderful site. Our member are understanding and there is no pressure. What you decide to share or not share is up to you. Do know that just reading is ok, too. As a member and a survivor, you are more than welcome to read and maybe relate in your own way. We don't consider it peeping, as your reason to be here is legitimate. I know some members who have been here for years, yet only have posted a handful of times. So there is no judgment. You also may surprise yourself and become more comfortable with the idea or interaction than you can imagine now. Do know that your healing path is your healing path, no matter how you decide to use the site. I do wish you the best tho, on your journey of healing.

Mary

:aswelcomesu:

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@MeBeMary Thanks for the welcome. It's a little confusing and overwhelming to be here, but it's good to hear there's no pressure to interact in any specific way. 

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