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Just joined the site a few days ago.  Don't know what to say.  I typed and erased my story on this post. Guess I'm not ready to share it yet... though I know that there are people here that will understand. I've been reading posts for the last few days. I read some of them and it's as if I'm reading myself. I'm looking forward to becoming a part of this community and hoping that this is the first step towards healing.  

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Hi @summer2009

Welcome to After Silence; I'm new here too...People seem very kind & supportive...Maybe check out some of the public postings - we can access the Share Our Story forum after posting ourselves on here a few times (x10)

There are Mods looking out for newbies posting but unsure about ETA's.

Good to see you :)

 

 

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Hi @summer2009 and welcome to After Silence!

@write track is right - the Share Your Story will unlock after you've acquired 10 postings.  Until then, please do take your time to look around and become acquainted with the site as best as you can.  Yes, I understand completely the typing and erasing your story - I've done the same thing.  Sometimes I just need to be a little bit more ready.  One of the things I like the most about this community is that you're never under any pressure to share - our only 'rule' as far as that goes is, 'only when you're ready!'  It can be pretty overwhelming to take in all the postings you've seen so far, so there's no rush. :) 

You'll soon receive a private message from a member of our Newbie Support Team to officially welcome you to the site and pass along some helpful links and information.  Until then, if you have any questions, feel free to drop me a line.  

Take good care and congratulations on taking this huge leap toward healing.

Best wishes,

Capulet

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Dear summer2009

 

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 @summer2009 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, @summer2009 - 

Welcome to After Silence! I'm sorry you've had to go through so much, but I'm hoping that being in this environment with other survivors will be a positive experience for you and you will feel you can begin to share your story when you are ready! I know it can be very intimidating, but we are all here to support you in your healing journey. 

If you need anything, reach out to me anytime! :) 

Best,
Poppy

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Welcome to AS, @summer2009! I'm glad you found your way here. :aswelcomesu:

I'm so sorry about what you've gone through. It's ok if you're not ready to share your story yet. It can take time. So please take it easy and explore the forum, get used to things, and then maybe you will be comfortable enough to share. Only if you're ready. We're a very supportive bunch. Take care!

-Finch

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12 hours ago, summer2009 said:

Just joined the site a few days ago.  Don't know what to say.  I typed and erased my story on this post. Guess I'm not ready to share it yet... though I know that there are people here that will understand. I've been reading posts for the last few days. I read some of them and it's as if I'm reading myself. I'm looking forward to becoming a part of this community and hoping that this is the first step towards healing.  

Hi summer,

Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry you have need to be here, but do know you will find tons of support. Our members are very kind and understanding. You are not alone.

Sharing your story can be difficult, it can take time and it can take thought. There is never a rush to share anything and you can interact at a speed that will be comfortable to you. Many times our members come on to just find that support and encouragement...and maybe a little advice for the struggles they endure. It is an additional sad thing about experiencing abuse...we deal with all the aftermath struggles and try to find ways down the path of healing. I do wish that for you and believe that you find many healthy and safe steps here. I wish you the very best.

Mary

:youcanheal:

 

 

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