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Willow Says Hello

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Hi everyone.... I am Angelique..though I end up being called Ang most of the time, and I am not a fan of the other shortenings like 'Angela', 'Angie', etc. No offence to anyone who happens to own these names! And apologies in advance to those I may have upset :flowers: 33 and single and a survivor of different forms of child abuse.

I have been a sufferer on and off of different forms of abuse, but have always ended up convincing myself that I am just being stupid and need to tough it up some! So I never do anything or say anything. When I was younger, I didn't open up for fear of worse to come. Now, I don't open up for fear of rejection.

Most people who know me whether it's a short time or a more lengthy one have no idea the things I have been through and still am dealing with ... most of them assuming, I simply don't talk about my personal life much.

Lately, things have worsened some, with some health issues popping up that quite likely are a result of some of the abuse I went through when I was younger, as well as trying to move forward from a nasty relationship with a recent ex.

So .... I guess I am right now thanking God for google! I am glad that I found somewhere to be able to open up when I feel I am able to - to people who aren't going to judge, think negatively or consider me some kind of cr*zy person.

Hopefully, I did this right and am hoping to find myself on the message boards reply, and contributing to people all over the place.


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Welcome to AS!

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Welcome to AS.:)


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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 hope that you find comfort and support here. 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,

Your Sister in Survival,


:yahoo:Yahoo, :aswelcomesu: !

:hug: We love :wub: you and are glad you've found AfterSilence!

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Guest SaraElizabeth

Hi and welcome :)

I'm sorry for all that you have been through but so glad you found us. This is a really warm, caring and validating community and you will be heard here and get the support you need from people who understand at least part of what you are going through.

I hope you settle in well here

:hug: if ok


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Hello there Willow,

I'm so blessed you have come across your presence. I, too, tell myself to 'suck it up' when things get too tough or something...traumatic occurs in my life. I'd just like to let you know that you don't have to be strong for us. We're here for you and have your back all the way! 110% :flowers:

I apologize for all that you've went through and hope you find this board as much helpful as I do. There's a lot of support out here for ya. And I hope you find everyone to be just as understanding and considerate.

Wish you the best on your healing journey and my inbox is always open.


Take care.



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Hey there

Welcome to AS..Were glad to have you and sorry that you want through abusive situations..You matter to us here and we really get and understand anything you might be going through...



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Hi Willow welcome to AS :flowers: I am sorry for the reasons that brought you here, but I am glad that you have joined us. I look forward to seeing you around the boards. Take care!

:hug: :hug:


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