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#1 betty

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Posted 23 March 2004 - 04:44 PM

hi everyone, i am betty and i'm 23.
i told my mum 3 years ago about the things her stepfather used to do to me, she was, of course, upset but did nothing and asked me to do the same. i undertand that she is torn because she wants to protect her own mum from pain but now i have no one to talk to and i feel very let down.
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#2 aquapit

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Posted 23 March 2004 - 06:07 PM

Hi Betty and welcome to After Silence. I am so sorry to hear about the pain that you have had to go through. I am happy that you found this place. I hope you will find it as supportive and helpful as I have. This is a wonderful place to talk things out. I am looking forward to getting to know you. If there is anything I can do let me know. Take precious care of yourself.
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#3 dereliktdauter

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Posted 23 March 2004 - 06:10 PM

Hey Betty! Welcome! I'm sorry to hear about what has happened and how your mum is treating it, but I'm grateful to hear that you have found this place and that you have spoken out.

((((hugs))))

if you need anything, let me know. i'm sure everyone else here will listen as well.

take care of yourself!!

-erin

#4 Clarissa

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 03:00 AM

(((Betty)))) Welcome to After Silence. I am sorry for the lack of support you feel. I'm sorry you had to go through so much. I'm glad you found your way here though. I hope you find healing and support. We are here for you! Let me know if you ever need anything!
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#5 Lindy

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 11:13 AM

Hi Betty and welcome to After Silence. I'm sorry you've endured so much. We're here to support you; feel free to lean on us when you need to.

Take gentle care.

Lindy

#6 phoenyx

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 11:57 PM

(((betty))) Welcome to After Silence. I am sorry you have been through so much. I am glad you found your way here. This is a wonderfully supportive place to be and I look forward to getting to know you smile.gif

#7 betty

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 03:43 PM

thank you everyone for the warm welcome.
i am so glad i found this place i am already feeling less alone.

this is the first time i have felt able to talk about my experiences without having to worry about being judged or treated like some sort of freak.

thank you again
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#8 Rebel Grrl

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 08:04 PM

(((((((((((((Betty))))))))))))
Welcome to After Silence, hon. I am sorry that you have reason to be here, and that you've suffered through all you have. I think you will get some good support here...everyone is wonderful. smile.gif