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I don't know....I registered here because...some days I have a bad day dealing with a rape that happened 20 years ago. Other days I have a wonderful day. Today wasn't one of those wonderful days really, and I'm hoping by coming here, I can start having more good days than bad.

You know how it is, you feel so alone, but a snap back to reality remembering there are others out there who understand. Having people around me who 'get it'. That IS comforting, ya know.

I'm not sure what else to say....guess I've got to get to know you some first, right ?

So, here I am =)

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Hi Jackie,

My name is Lynn, and I am a member of the New Member Support Team. I just wanted to take the time to say welcome to After Silence. My rape was thirteen years ago next month...and yes I get the goods days and bad days. I hope that you find comfort and support here that helps to make those bad days more tolerable and the goods days brighter. I am glad that you have joined with us and look forward to getting to know you. If you need anything or have questions about the boards or how something works, please send me a personal message. I will gladly help in any way possible...also if you need someone to listen, let me know.

Take care

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welcome to AS Jackie! I agree with you.... some days are ok and you dont think about what happens or what happened to you and then there are those days when you just feel like its the end of the world or that you just want to die because of what happened to you because it still haunts you.

Cant wait to get to know you better. Feel free to PM me or message me on AIM anytime.

<3 Jules

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I have to definitely say, the warm welcome is more than encouraging. Last year, I joined a different forum out there that I won't name. There was a thread where people were asked to tell their story, so I did. The responses I got were negative, judgemental, and very critical. I never returned to that site again. Even my welcome post wasn't a good experience.

So let's just say I feel already that I've gotten off on the right foot and I think this could be the place for me.

Most likely I will tell my story on the 'tell your story' page, soon. I'm finding the more I share, the less chaotic I feel. I see that this place is monitored and people take care of eachother here, keeping negative experiences away from those who just don't need that. So I feel safe. Already.

You can tell...I can't seem to stop rambling on and on here LOL

Thanks all for the warm welcome!

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:wave: Jackie, and welcome to AS!


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Welcome to the board .. :aswelcomesu:

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I am really sorry for the things that led you here but I am glad that you found your way to AS. Take your time and look around; I am sure that you will be feeling comfortable and at home in no time. There are some great people here who will offer you the support and encouragement you are looking for and deserve. Take good care of yourself and know that you aren't alone.


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