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today i have opened up to my family about my trauma and i feel weird. i felt good after i shared what had happened to me, but now i just feel numb because i've been thinking about it all day. they support me, and i think im ready to start healing. i usually talk to my therapist every week, but she can't talk to me this week because of 4th of july, so i have to wait 2 weeks. i feel like i should finally be happy because i got it off my chest, but im just not sure how to feel. 

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Hi iluvac,

Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for the trauma you have experienced and the struggles you have faced. I do hope you know that none of it was your fault. I am glad that you were able to share with your family and they are supportive of you. Support is a very important to have. You will find tons of it here too, as our members are kind and understanding.

Mixed feeling is normal...because what we experienced is something that in un-normal. We have a hard time processing and now you have others closed to you that know. This is something nobody should have to endure, and I'm sorry you have.

Joining our community is a big step and can be used in absence of your current therapist and along with your therapist when your sessions resume. Feel free to look around the site and where and when you feel comfortable you can interact. I am wishing you the very best as you continue your journey in healing.

Mary

:youcanheal: 

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17 hours ago, iluvac said:

today i have opened up to my family about my trauma and i feel weird. i felt good after i shared what had happened to me, but now i just feel numb because i've been thinking about it all day. they support me, and i think im ready to start healing. i usually talk to my therapist every week, but she can't talk to me this week because of 4th of july, so i have to wait 2 weeks. i feel like i should finally be happy because i got it off my chest, but im just not sure how to feel. 

Hello @iluvac

Welcome to After Silence! 

I am sorry for what brought you here, but happy you've found us. I'd second @MeBeMary, our members form a wonderful support system. 

I want to congratulate you on opening up to your family. Even if you are close, opening up might not always be that easy. Good thing you feel support though.

Feeling numb is a normal reaction when you are overwhelmed, going through a lot etc. Give yourself time, and keep using your words when you feel comfortable to do so. I hope you will come to recognize this platform as a safe place. ☀️

- Wanna 

 

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Welcome @iluvac 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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Dear iluvac

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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