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Hi everyone,

I've just joined the site as I am at the very beginning of my journey of healing having had a past trauma resurface two weeks ago. I had no idea I was pushing something like this down and what an enormous affect it has had on me over the past 17 years. I'm trying to get a therapist lined up to help me work through this but in the meantime am really pleased to have found this forum as another form of support. 

Looking forward to connecting with other survivors as I come to terms with what happened to me.

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QDear pink sky 


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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Welcome, @Pink Sky!!

Although I am so sorry to hear of the circumstances that have led you to us, I am hopeful that the connection with other survivors who can relate to the struggles associated with healing will be  helpful.  I know it’s been a godsend for me!

Please take your time looking around and feel free to jump in whenever you are comfortable!

Best wishes to you, and congrats on taking this leap within your healing process!!

- Cap

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Thanks @Capulet and @missfrier - your warm welcomes mean so much. I hadn't been able to cry all day but your messages unlocked that momentarily. Even those few tears and sobs helped release some of the tension that's been stuck inside my body, so thank you. I can already feel how helpful this space is going to be for me. Makes me feel much less alone to read about other people experiencing similar things, though I'm also very sorry that you've been through the things that brought you both here. Thanks for your support 

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Hi Pink Sky,

i am also new to this site, I did my first post today as well. Welcome. I hope that we both get what we need from this site to start to heal. 

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Welcome to AS, Pink Sky! I'm glad you found your way here, but I am terribly sorry for what you've experienced. You didn't deserve what happened to you. And now for the memories to resurface, that is really tough and painful. :( I'm glad that you're getting a therapist lined up...that is a VERY positive step towards healing! And joining this community is, too. You'll find a lot of kind and supportive people here. I wish you all the very best. Take all the time you need exploring the site (though it appears you've already been posting, which is awesome!).


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Hi Pink Sky,

Welcome to the community! I am very sorry there is reason for you to be here, yet happy that you found us and decided to join us. There are many supportive and understanding members here and you are not alone.

I can understand the repressed memories and tho we don't understand exactly how, the brain does try to protect us. This can be very confusing, because you are absolutely right when you say that there have always been an enormous affect from that trauma. Connecting the dots can be unsettling, yet we can do what we need to and now try to face it. It's not easy, but healing can happen...and it's easier with others who can relate. 

Take your time looking around and jump in when you are ready, no pressure. I wish you many steps as you begin to move forward on this path that we call healing.



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Welcome @Pink Sky 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 @Pink Sky. I'm in a similar situation, as regards unexpected past stuff suddenly making an appearance and knocking me for six. There's support to be found here. Welcome. We're with you.

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