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Suddenly Remembered...

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I guess I'm here to share, look for people who have had similar experiences, and just to see how everyone gets through this.

My abuse occurred when I was around 8 years old by a "friend" who was about the same age. The weird part of the whole thing is that I didn't consciously remember this abuse until several months ago, at the age of 23. I had always felt insecure, scared, numb, but never knew where it came from. I was wondering if anyone else had this sort of "awakening" after that long of a period of time? It came as a very vivid flashback in the middle of an unrelated discussion with my (now ex) boyfriend.

I find even after admitting that this happened to myself, I still tend to block out the entire memory quite often. I tried therapy for a few weeks but just couldn't connect with the therapist. I found myself getting angry and absolutely hating that feeling. I know that I have a big issue with allowing myself to feel anger, I just don't know how to get past it.

Any sharing of similar experiences or advice on how to heal is appreciated. Be well.

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:wave: A, and welcome to AS!

:notalone::youcanheal:

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:wave: A, and welcome to AS!

:notalone::youcanheal:

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:wave: A, and welcome to AS!

:notalone::youcanheal:

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Hi,

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.

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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Hello and welcome to After Silence. :) It is nice to have you aboard, although I am sorry for the circumstances that have led you here.

Let me know if you have any questions about our site's chat room. Perhaps I will meet you in there someday.

Best,

Capulet

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WanderingA,

:aswelcomesu:

I am really sorry for the things that led you here but I am glad that you found your way to AS. I'm sure that you will find the support and encouragement you are looking for and deserve. I look forward to seeing you around the board. Take good care of yourself.

:bighug::notalone::luck::supportu::bighug:

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