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Hi, I am a survivor of multiple abuse and co-founder of a survivor-led organisation. Recently reported 2of my abusers for the 2nd time and it has affected me WAY more than I expected. Back in therapy with CPTSD symptoms again. It's hard for me to seek support in my organisation because of my role, and we're a long way from home now so no friends near. So glad to find this space, where I can connect with others virtually. Look forward to getting to know you, Anna

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@AnnaF welcome to after silence. I’m sorry things are coming back and affecting you again :( I hope this place can be of help on your healing path. 
 

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Dear annaf


I am sorry for all that you have been through.   You have been so brave in reaching out to us, please know that this is never easy!   We are all here for you and we want to support you.  You're not alone in your healing journey and are always welcome to lean on us for extra support.  You can post as much or as little as you like.  We are here to support you in the way you need.  I have found this community to be very helpful.  Everyone is so understanding and non-judgmental and I am hoping you feel the same way once you've gotten to know us a little.   

All my best,
missfrier

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3 hours ago, AnnaF said:

Hi, I am a survivor of multiple abuse and co-founder of a survivor-led organisation. Recently reported 2of my abusers for the 2nd time and it has affected me WAY more than I expected. Back in therapy with CPTSD symptoms again. It's hard for me to seek support in my organisation because of my role, and we're a long way from home now so no friends near. So glad to find this space, where I can connect with others virtually. Look forward to getting to know you, Anna

Hey there, @AnnaF! I am so sorry that you went through all of this, but I'm glad that you reached out to this community. Welcome! You are so strong to found an organization for survivors and even braver for doing what you felt was right for you in reporting two of your abusers. We're all here for you and are happy to offer you support in this space. You are not alone, and you do not have to shoulder this burden by yourself. We are to listen to and support you through whatever you feel comfortable sharing with us. We look forward to getting to know you as well. Keep fighting for you and take care!

:throb: Mave :throb:

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Hi @AnnaF

Welcome to AS.  I'm sorry for all the trauma you have endured in your life, but I'm glad you found the site and decided to join.  This is a safe space and we are all here to support each other.  Reporting can be really hard and emotional.  I'm sorry you are struggling right now, but happy to hear you are in therapy to help work through some of those feelings.  You sound like a really brave and amazing person and it is so great that you co-founded a survivor organization.  You must be an inspiration for many people within that group.  But sometimes we need to take a moment to stop and help ourselves.  I look forward to seeing you around the site.  Please reach out if you need anything. 

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Welcome @AnnaF 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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Hi Anna,

Welcome to AfterSilence. I am sorry for the traumas that you have endured and the struggles you currently face. You have found a very supportive community that will show you nothing but understanding and kindness. It is admirable that you do your part to help others. I know every one you help much have great appreciation for someone like you! Yes, tho...you need to find ways to take care of yourself, as well. Look around and jump in when you are ready. I am wishing you the very best on this path we call healing.

Mary

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Hi, @AnnaF - 

Welcome to After Silence! I'm hoping you've felt welcome here so far. This community is truly one of a kind and is excellent in providing unwavering support :) I'm sorry things seem to be so rough right now. Hopefully you can gain some insight about what you're going through and it will help you to overcome this. There is a forum on here that is about legal support.. that might help you in dealing with the aftereffects of reporting! 

I hope things get better for you soon. If you need anything at all, I'm just a PM away :) 

Sending happy thoughts,
Poppy

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Thank you everyone for your warm and encouraging welcome. This is such a special place. Solidarity and love,

Anna

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