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New here, and a bit nervous


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Welcome, @Coben - I'm called Cap and I'm a survivor as well.  

It's perfectly okay to be nervous.  Totally a normal feeling when joining a site like this one.  I assure you, though, you will find tons of support here.

You'll soon hear from a member of our Newbie Support Team with some helpful links and information on how to navigate AS.  Until then, feel free to browse at your own pace. :)   I am also just a holler away if you have any questions or concerns. 

Best wishes,


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Hi Coben and welcome.

I am sorry you have reasons for being here, bud do know you have found a very supportive site. Our members our very understanding and kind. You are not alone.

Feel free to look around and jump in where you are comfortable in doing and when you are ready. It takes courage to reach out and is a step on this path we are all on. I wish you many more steps forward as you continue this journey we call healing.



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Welcome @Coben

I'm sorry for the trauma that brought you here, but I'm glad you found the site and decided to join. This is a wonderful community filled with kind and caring individuals. We are all here to support each other and help each other heal. You are welcome to post on the forums whenever you feel comfortable. Just reading and browsing is okay too. If you need any help navigating the site, don't be afraid to reach out. Wishing you all the best. 

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Welcome to AS, Coben. I'm glad you found your way here. I'm really sorry for what you've been through, though. You didn't deserve it. You're not alone now...you'll find a lot of very friendly and supportive people here. And it's ok to be nervous at first! Take your time exploring the site. We're here for you if you need any help. Best wishes to you!


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Dear coben


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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Welcome @Coben 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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