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Hi, my name is jewel, pleased to be here, I hope to make some friends that understand me.

My experience of abuse was at the age of 3 and 4. I am not sure if there is anymore. It has been very difficult because the little girl is still telling her story through me now. It has been since October, I have many difficult body memories and verbal memories. I wonder how I have survived this far. I am upset because I feel this abuse has unknowingly caused me pain over my whole life. I have much to be thankful for but I cannot believe someone took so much from me, and at such a vulnerable age. I recently found out the perpretrator's wife abused me as well. I can't believe, how anyone could let themselves do such horrible horrible things to a child. Sometimes I wonder if I am just mixed up and the perpretrators are just a figment of little jewel imagination. I told my father, he doesnt know what to do, he doesn' t call though he told my sister he will. I don't think I want him to, he left our family in our teens and when he was there he was always in a rage.

I see a councellor, in the next city I used to live, I am recently getting another one where I presently live. Has anyone used support groups out there, are they good? Thanks for listening lovelies. Jewel

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Hi and welcome to AS

I have not personally used a support group - but I think they are a very good idea

best wishes


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Hey Jewel,

and Welcome to AS, I am sorry for all you went through, and I hope that you can find some healing here :bighug:

I am really sorry about your father aswell, it is not fair what he put you through, and I can relate to that,

I hope that you find what you are looking for here at AS, and please know I find the people here truly lovely and I hope you do also,

Please take care and PM me anytime, and I am looking forward to seeing you on boards & in chat soon,



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Welcome to AS :hi::hug:

I've tried a support group before, I thought it was good...but it can be pretty triggering so watch out for that if you join one. And of course, you now have a support system at AS :):bighug:

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Hi Jewel and welcome to AS!

I'm sorry for what you have been through.

I hope that you will find a lot of support here at AS.

I personally don't have a support group.

Am sort of new to all of this.

Not the pain - just the healing.

So, hopefully we can take this journey together.


Welcome and take care,



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Hi Jewel and welcome to the forum.

One thing we definitely have here is a lot of people who understand what you've been through. This is a wonderful and supportive place and I hope you find all the support you need here.

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Hi jewel, and welcome to After Silence :hi:

I am glad you are seeing a counselor, therapy can be difficult, but hugely beneficial. I have limited experience with group therapy, but found all my experiences very positive. I would recommend it if you feel you are in a good place to talk to others. I hope we can also help you on your journey.

Nicole :throb:

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