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Hi I'm new. I'm not really sure what to say. I started my healing journey about 2 years ago after finally admitting to myself what happened was assault/abuse and sharing it with a therapist. I've experienced multiple assaults in my adult life. I've been working on it with a therapist but still have a lot to work on. I found this site looking for more interaction with others and to not feel so alone. 

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Welcome to AS, @Sam3456! I'm glad you found your way here. You will find a lot of really kind and supportive people, so you're not alone any longer. :aswelcomesu: I'm very sorry for what you've endured throughout your life. You did not deserve any of it. Healing takes a lot of time. I only recently started my healing journey by opening up to my therapist, too. I'm proud of you for sharing your story with your therapist. Of course there will always be work to be done, but you're doing well just by starting the healing process. I wish you the best! Take your time exploring the forums.


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Dear @Sam3456


I would like to welcome you to After Silence's forums.  We are all here for you and want to support you in any way we can. I know that posting for the first time can be scary.  Please don't worry, though; you will always be given so much support from our lovely community and its members.  You're not alone - we are with you.


You will soon receive an official welcome message in your inbox.  Please feel free to respond to that PM if you have any questions about the forum or if you need some help finding your way around the site. 


Take care and keep reaching out!! 





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@Sam3456 Welcome to After Silence, I am Wanna :flowers:

I am so happy you decided to give this community a try! We carry a wide network of survivors, forming a warm support system. This is a safe place to share, relate and exchange advice. You can talk about anything here, everything from trauma and healing to plain daily life. 

Please know, that I am sincerely sorry for your trauma and pain. This is not on you, and you have nothing to be ashamed about. Connecting with fellow survivors takes off the edge, and it gets easier to talk about with time. Good thing, you got a therapist. I personally believe a community and professional guidance complete each other in the healing process. The journey tends to be rocky, but we'll always have your back :notalone:

If you would have questions, need a chat or vent, us staff always have doors open. Please know if we can help in any way at all! 

Hope to see you around

- Wanna ☀️


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Hi @Sam3456 I am glad you are here. I also experienced several sexual assaults/abuse in my adult life. I was sexually assaulted on my late teens, R in college and just before starting a family. It's a huge weight off my shoulder to finally voice out myself here in this lovely community. 

Hope you have a wonderful and peaceful day. 


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Hi, @Sam3456 - 

Welcome to After Silence! I know it's hard knowing what to say, especially in your first post. But I am so happy you took that first step in making a post! That's no easy task. I also know how difficult it is to have abuse in your life that you didn't even realize was abuse until later - that happened to me too. I just want you to know that you're not alone and I do understand where you're coming from. We already have quite a bit in common just from what you posted :) 

If you need someone to talk to or have questions, my inbox is always open. Send me a message any time! I'm here for you. 

All the best,

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Welcome @Sam3456 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 Sam and welcome!

I am so sorry you have reasons to be here, but do know that you will find tons of support. Our members are truly understanding and kind. It is a big step to reach out, so I do want to acknowledge that. It isn't always easy to admit that what happen was abusive or traumatic, but acknowledging it is brave. You are brave.

Feel free to look over the site and interact when you are ready. There is no pressure at all. I do hope you find the site as helpful as I do. Not being alone is big...and it is true when you are here. I wish you many steps forward as you move down this path we call healing.



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