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Welcome to After Silence - A message board and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors.

Welcome to After Silence, a message board and chat room designed to help survivors communicate in the recovery of rape, sexual abuse, sexual assault, and all types of sexual violence.

After Silence has over 30 different forums, ranging from topics created to discuss specific areas of healing and recovery from rape and sexual violence, as well as forums open to general discussions and lighter topics. Because we value the privacy of our members, most of our forums are private, which means that ONLY REGISTERED members have access to them. Please register for a free account to gain full access to the After Silence Online Support Group.

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#1 Lize4

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 10:53 AM

I am here to open up about being abused by my father. He abused my sister and I. I developed selective mutism and severe social phobia as a child because I had the burden of not telling anyone. I still have social phobia, so life has been hard. I have never opened up to anyone besides my sister and mother (who did not do much to protect us). I am so glad I found this forum and I hope to open up more.



#2 reglois

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 01:57 PM

:sor: you have to be here, :notalone:  :youcanheal:  :aswelcomesu:        , :bighug:



#3 macphisto

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:06 PM

Welcome to AS Lize.  You are very brave for sharing with us and I wish you the best.



#4 angelic

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 05:34 PM

Hello Lize4,

welcome to AfterSilence, My name is Paula , I am one of the newbie support team here.  I hope being here will help you find your voice.  If you need any help with the board, please let me know

take care

Paula :hi: 



#5 NothingHasBeenBroken

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 05:33 PM

Hi Lize4.
Thank you for sharing with us. I had a similar childhood and I'm so so sorry for the pain you must be going through.


-NHBB

 



#6 LJC88

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 05:33 AM

Thank you for sharing your experience. My childhood was very similar to yours. I hope this site will help you remember that you're not alone. 



#7 Lize4

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 12:22 AM

Thank you all for the kind replies.

#8 ~FOUND~

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:27 PM

Welcome!