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Hello - I'm so glad that I found this forum. I'd been looking for some kind of support for what I've been through, but couldn't find anything that was quite right.

I'm in the early days of healing still. My abuse went on for a decade and a half, and I've only been gone for about 5 months. I'm still fighting that self-doubt. I've already found so much I can relate to here, and it makes that doubting voice a little quieter.

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Welcome, @StillCocooning - like with anything else, we all have to start somewhere with healing.  Whether you are in the early days or you've been a 'work in progress' for a while, I am hopeful that being here will help you to feel much less alone.  You are right - being around those who can relate does help quieten the doubts.  There is so much support and validation to be had, and I do hope that you find comfort and healing here.

You should soon hear from someone with some helpful links and information.  Until then, know that I am just a holler away and I support you.

Best wishes,

- Capulet

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Thank you so much @Capulet. I guess I've been kinda both work in progress and yet it's still early days? I had a breakdown about 5 years ago, and I've been on tha path to healing since then. But it was only 5 months ago that I had the revelation that what I'd been living with in my marriage for all these years was wrong and that I needed to go.

I really appreciate this place. I honestly have felt a percentage of crazy since I left that has slowly declined over time. I question myself and then remind myself why again. But the validation I've received here has already helped. Other voices talking back to that voice in my head.

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Dear stillcocconning

 

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 @StillCocooning 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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Thank you @missfrier and @8888 for your kind words. I really appreciate it. ❤️ This seems to be a very welcoming place. It makes me feel better just knowing I have somewhere I can go where people understand.

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