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New here. And feeling weird about it all.

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Hi. I’m new here. And new to realizing that I potentially belong here…20 years after what I’ve finally come to terms with calling sexual abuse. Hoping to find some comfort and healing in this group. 

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Hi sappy321. 

Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for all you've been thru. It was unfair and undeserved. For many of us, it does take time to acknowledge our truth, but it is a strong step forward to do so. Know you are not alone. This community is filled with supportive and understanding members. We are here for one another and now we are here for you too! So welcome. 

Feel free to look around the site and jump in when you feel ready. I wish you many steps forward as you begin this path of healing.



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Welcome @sappy321 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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Welcome, sappy! :aswelcomesu: I'm glad you found your way here. I'm sorry for what you've been through, though. You didn't deserve it at all. I'm proud of you for starting your healing journey. Even if it takes 20 years, that's ok. You'll find a lot of very kind and supportive people here...you're not alone. ❤️ Best wishes!


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Welcome Sappy321. It is never to late to start the healing process. We are all here for you. 

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Hi @sappy321 - understand that 'weird' feeling all too well and can relate.  It took me several years to come to terms with a past filled with varying forms of sexual, emotional, mental and psychological abuse and to realize that I was ready to start talking about it with others who could relate.  The connections I've made here are truly cherished, and I consider myself very lucky to have found this community.

Here's hoping that being here benefits you in the same ways and you realize quickly that you are not alone in this journey.

Best wishes,


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Dear sappy


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,




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