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BBAnn

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Hello, I hope I am posting this in the correct place and I am sorry for any confusion on my end with navigating the website! I am a new member and I joined After Silence because my T recommended it, I have tried coping with instances of CSA, SA, and R for many years now through my own internal means and I am finally accepting the opportunity to be vulnerable and move through this with help. I have a wonderful support system, my husband, but I would like to hear and share with other women, to really open up and discuss here my own experiences and emotions in an environment with protection and community. I am unsure of how much to put in my introduction, but I am thankful for everyone who took the time to read this and I cannot wait to get the interact and hear you all! 

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Hi BBAnn,

Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for the traumas you have endured. You will find much support here, as our members are truly kind an understanding. You are in the right spot, as well, for a brief introduction.

I am glad your T recommended you reach out and you had the courage to do so. It is not always easy reaching out, but you will find this a safe and healing place. It is good to have the support of your husband, I also know it can help to have others who understand what you have gone thru and the struggles that come with it.

Feel free to look around the community and share where you feel comfortable. I wish you many forward steps on this path we call healing.

Mary

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3 hours ago, BBAnn said:

Hello, I hope I am posting this in the correct place and I am sorry for any confusion on my end with navigating the website! I am a new member and I joined After Silence because my T recommended it, I have tried coping with instances of CSA, SA, and R for many years now through my own internal means and I am finally accepting the opportunity to be vulnerable and move through this with help. I have a wonderful support system, my husband, but I would like to hear and share with other women, to really open up and discuss here my own experiences and emotions in an environment with protection and community. I am unsure of how much to put in my introduction, but I am thankful for everyone who took the time to read this and I cannot wait to get the interact and hear you all! 

Hello BBAnn, I am Wanna :flowers: Welcome to After Silence! 

First off, I am sincerely sorry for your trauma and all that comes with it. I am so happy you found us, that you've gotten professional help and that your partner is understanding. Having a community sort of completes the system, I believe. I recommend every survivor to find one.

With this platform, you can find other survivors to exchange experiences, support and advice. You choose what to share and how much. You can talk about anything here actually. Being nervous in the beginning is totally fine, this is after all a crucial step. Have a look around, browse a bit and when you feel ready, we will be here for you :notalone:

And you chose the right forum for introductions :) This forum is public, but we have others, like the Gather Place and the Aftermath, which are accessible for members only. 

Best wishes and stay safe

- Wanna ☀️

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Dear bbann

 

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 @BBAnn 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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