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Hey guys. I'm new, obviously.

I will be turning 25 soon, and it is really bothering me that I'm not where I want to be in my life, right now. I tried so hard, but everytime I take a step foward, it feels like I'm taking 3 steps backwards.

Throughout the course of my childhood, 4 different men had their way with me.

These events affect every aspect of my life, even now. I am just trying to find my way around all of this.

I recently made the first step and told my best friend a few months back. Ever since then, I feel like I'm losing control of everything around me, and I find myself breaking down almost everyday. I want help...

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Hi imi,

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. Please know that what you are going through is actually "normal." Often, when you begin to share, life and the way that you have been able to cope with the abuse previously just doesn't seem to work anymore...and you find that you are overwhelmed by what happened. With time, you will come to deal with all this better and be stronger for having dealt with what happened.

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. :)

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Hey there,

I am sorry for what has happened in your childhood, it's very wrong, and you shouldv'e never hard to go through, I am also a childhood sexual abuse survivor, and I know it hurts so much, but please know I do believe in you and your ability to heal, and please remember that now you're apart of AS, we're here to support you though your survivor road :hug:

I look forward to seeing you here at AS :bighug:

John :flowers:

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Welcome. The first step is always the hardest, but I hope that you find what you're looking for here. You deserve happiness. I think we can all relate to the "one step forward, three steps back" thing; I certainly can.


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Hi & Welcome to A.S.

You took a great first step in confiding in your friend. The 1st step is always the hardest & you got that one over with. Now your 2nd step, is here with a great group of people who can relate or atleast support you. I wish you well & always have a listening ear if needed! I'm a "Survivor" of Incest. Take Care...... :up:

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