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Hi everyone,

I'm new and looking forward to spending some time here. I am almost 21 years old and I have been with my lovely husband for a year this March. This January was the third year anniversary of my assault and I have only recently been deep diving into my experience with my therapist. There have been many instances that I have been taken advantage of and it's been a lot to deal with mentally. I found AS after doing more research into online support groups (the first group my therapist recommended wasn't very active). 

My hope for being part of this is being able to help myself validate my experience and to find others that are also struggling to deal with a similar experience to mine. I really look forward to being active and participating when possible.

Thanks for reading!

-A

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Hi littlepinkheart/A,

Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for the traumas you have experienced, but do know that you will find tons of support here. This community is filled with understanding and kind members. I am glad you found us and decided to join. Abuse takes many forms and you are likely to find others with similar experiences, but you will also meet many with similar struggles. Mutual support tho can be a great foundation for the healing process. It has made such a difference to me and many of us here, and I wish this for you. 

Take you time and look around. I wish you the very best on this journey we call healing.

Mary

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Dear @littlepinkheart,

I'm sorry for the experiences that brought you to us, but I'm glad you found After Silence.

We are a kind and supportive community full of people who understand what it is like to survive an assault.  

I'm glad you have a therapist you trust and are reaching out.

Wishing you comfort and healing,

Gold Raindrops

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Dear littlepinkheart

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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Welcome @littlepinkheart 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, @littlepinkheart - 

Welcome to After Silence! I'm sorry you have been hurt so many times, but I am glad you were able to find this community for support. This has been such a safe space for me and I hope you will feel the same way too! 

If you need anything at all, feel free to reach out to me. I'm around! 

Best,
Poppy

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