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I'm a 35 year old male who decided to register here as a step in healing a 20 year old trauma.

I'm a bit overwhelmed and don't really know what to write. I feel a bit out of my comfort zone, but I guess that's kind of the point...

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@TickerTape welcome on board! I am Wanna :flowers:

First off, my sincere sympathies. Please know we believe you. Whatever happened, it was undeserved and not your fault. This is a safe place. 

After Silence is a great place to seek comfort and processing your trauma. We have kind members who form a wonderful support system, and you can participate in the way that suits your needs the best. You can share at your own pace, take part in other's stories and exchange advice. If you had a chance to gaze our forums, you'd probably noticed that we talk about everything here. It can be trauma-related, but just as about plain life really. 

Let us staff know if we can assist you in any way. Please check your inbox for an extended welcoming. :supportu:

I hope to see you around and wish you the very best, 

Wanna ☀️

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Hi TickerTape,

Welcome to AS.  It can be overwhelming taking that first step.  But everyone here is super friendly and supportive.  I'm sorry for whatever has brought you here.  But I hope to see you around the boards soon.

Take care,

Forest x

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Hi @TickerTape   :aswelcomesu:

Out of your comfort zone is a very normal way to feel on arrival here, but whatever happened to you, you've found the right place for support. I'm sorry that you have experienced trauma but well done for taking a brave step in your healing journey. There's no pressure to share until you feel ready, but please know you are deserving of support.


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Hi TickerTape and welcome.

I am sorry for what you endured as a teenager. It was wrong and undeserved. Our community is filled with understanding and kind members and it's ok to take your time and look around. Many of us come here as a first, and uncomfortable step. It does take a little time to get your footing, but I'm sure you will find comfort with time. Those here consider this a safe and healing place...a place to not be so alone.

I wish you the best as you begin this journey that we call healing. 



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@TickerTape Welcome, and I’m sorry for what you went through. AS is such an amazing place. I’m fairly new here and have been so grateful for the support I have found. Remember to be gentle with yourself! 

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Welcome @TickerTape 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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Dear ticker  


Welcome to After Silence.  I am sorry to hear of the trauma you have been through!


Being here has helped me so much.   Everyone is so caring and supportive here.  I am proud of you for reaching out.  I know that is hard to do.  I also know that you will find that needed compassion and support here within our community.  Know we are here for you and we will listen whenever you would like to lean on us.    


Take care and please do not hesitate to ask for any help if you ever need it.  

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Hello and welcome to AS, tickertape. It's nice to meet you. I'm glad you found your way here. I'm so sorry for what you've been through...it was undeserved and not your fault. I think that you'll find a lot of help here in healing. This community is full of friendly and supportive people. Take your time exploring. I'm wishing you all the best. ❤️ 


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