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Hi there, a little about me: I'm a middle-aged guy with two disabled kids and no one else in my life. No friends, no remaining family I would consider safe. I kept my head down and endured all the weight of this, all the childhood sexual and physical abuse, the severe bullying and isolation, the extreme emotional neglect, even the more recent trauma. I bore it all alone. Until I couldn't.

Now, after being in therapy for a while and being diagnosed with some lovely new acronyms, I've started reaching out to find others who can understand what I'm dealing with. Hopefully, through sharing our experiences and support, we can all find a path forward that's brighter than the one we've left behind.

Sylvan

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Hello and welcome to AS, Sylvan! It's nice to meet you. I'm glad you found your way here. I'm so very sorry though for what you've been through. You didn't deserve any of the abuse/trauma that you've experienced as a child or as an adult. None of it was your fault, either. I'm so sorry you've struggling for so long alone. You're not alone anymore...you have your children, a therapist (I'm so glad! therapy can help a lot), and now you have us. We're a very kind and supportive community. ❤️ 

I wish you all the very best. Take your time exploring the site. 

-Finch

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Hello again and welcome, Sylvan.

I'm sorry for all you've been thru, but hope you find this a safe and healthy place to be. Take your time and know you and your experiences are validated here. 

You are not alone.

Mary

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Hi @Sylvan_cg,

Welcome to AS!!  

I am so sorry for what the abuser/s did to you!  Bullying is also a hard one to go through.  I am not sure of your circumstances...but I endured a lot of bullying in mostly high school.  Horrendous.  

I am glad you are here and wish you much progress as you heal from the trauma.

See you around in the forums.  

Take much gentle care.

Tsabu  💕

 

 

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Dear sylvan:

 

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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Welcome @Sylvan_cg 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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On 3/19/2022 at 12:27 AM, Sylvan_cg said:

Hi there, a little about me: I'm a middle-aged guy with two disabled kids and no one else in my life. No friends, no remaining family I would consider safe. I kept my head down and endured all the weight of this, all the childhood sexual and physical abuse, the severe bullying and isolation, the extreme emotional neglect, even the more recent trauma. I bore it all alone. Until I couldn't.

Now, after being in therapy for a while and being diagnosed with some lovely new acronyms, I've started reaching out to find others who can understand what I'm dealing with. Hopefully, through sharing our experiences and support, we can all find a path forward that's brighter than the one we've left behind.

Sylvan

Hello and welcome to After Silence! I am Wanna :flowers:

Carrying it all alone only works for so long. Needing a support system is natural, and it is never too late to start. This forum is very inclusive, we have people in all ages and life situations. You are invited to read other's stories, share your own (in the amount you want) and just have a safe place for all times. You can discuss trauma here, but also just plain life. 

I am sincerely sorry about your trauma and how it's affecting your. Please know, we believe you :notalone:

All best, hoping to see you around

- Wanna ☀️

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