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#1 Guest_just_a_girl_*

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Posted 25 April 2004 - 01:55 AM

Hi. I've actually just posted in another thread, but thought that I'd formally introduce myself here.

I've been a net junkie for a long time, playing on forums and the like, but this is a first coming to a forum to seek comfort for a personal issue.

When I was eight, my stepfather began molesting me. It continued until I was ten. It has been 16 years since the abuse ended and though I was forced into treatment as a child, only recently have I begun to look at my past from adult eyes.

It is not easy. I'd managed to block out most of my memories or view them from a vast distance. With my current bout of depression, my therapist and I have begun examining my childhood and unlocking old wounds that I guess have never healed.

Right now I'm feeling weak, and I no longer feel like the survivor I was. I hope that in time this will change. And I sincerely hope that I can find the support and strength I'm now lacking here in this community.

I guess that's it. Sorry I can't bring myself to be more chipper right now.

#2 Sasha

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Posted 25 April 2004 - 03:51 AM


I'm really sorry for everything you've been through. Welcome to the board I know you will find lots of support here.



#3 Sookie



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Posted 25 April 2004 - 04:16 AM

Welcome!! smile.gif
I hope u find healing here,this is a warm,lovin,understandin place-hope 2 get 2 know u more & u me.. smile.gif
((huggles,smiles en friendship love..))
Sookie.. smile.gif xo

#4 BrownEyedSundancer

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Posted 25 April 2004 - 09:11 AM

Hi and welcome to After Silence. i hope you will find these boards as helpful and welcoming as i have. there are lots of great, caring people here. i'm so sorry for everything that has happened to you but remember you are not alone in this. i hope things will continue to go good with your therapist and i hope to see you around the boards alot smile.gif


#5 Haullie


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Posted 25 April 2004 - 10:01 AM

Hey sweetie welcome to After Silence!

#6 Vera


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Posted 25 April 2004 - 10:44 AM

Welcome to the group!!

Feel free to lean on us for support, there is always someone willing to listen and offer you a hug when you need it hug.gif


#7 aquapit


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Posted 25 April 2004 - 12:30 PM

Welcome to After Silence! I am sorry for you pain and hope you find what you are looking for here... This is such a warm, supportive group and we are here for you! You are not alone.

Take precious care of yourself.


#8 your.beautiful.mistake



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Posted 25 April 2004 - 12:42 PM

Welcome to After Silence. I hope you find all the loving support and sense of community that I have here.

Enjoy your stay, and take care of yourself.

((safe hugs))


#9 Guest_geezzzlouise_*

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Posted 25 April 2004 - 05:02 PM

welcome. this place is awesome. i hope we can help you in anyway we can on your path to healing.


#10 Guest_just_a_girl_*

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Posted 25 April 2004 - 11:42 PM

QUOTE(Sasha @ Apr 25 2004, 01:51 AM)

I'm really sorry for everything you've been through.  Welcome to the board I know you will find lots of support here.



Thank you for the welcome. smile.gif

#11 Guest_just_a_girl_*

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Posted 25 April 2004 - 11:51 PM

Sookie: Thank you for your welcome and offer of friendship.

Browneyedsundancer: Thank you for your welcome. Even though I've just joined by everyone's responses to my post I have already felt the generosity of spirt here. It is touching. I know, logically, I am not alone in this. But as you probably understand, knowing doesn't mean feeling. And while I feel alone, it is comforting to hear (or in this case read) the words that say otherwise.

Haullie: Thanks for the welcome.

Vera: I feel like I'm repeating myself, but thank you as well for the welcome. It isn't often I come to a new board and find such welcoming people. It is a great feeling.

aquapit: Already I have found the kindness here rewarding. Little things like understanding mean so much. On a side note - your title of 'runs with scissors' is hilarious.

Your.beautiful.mistake: I appreciate the hugs. Never can have too many of those, especially when you're feeling down.

geezzzlouise: Thank you.

#12 phoenyx


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Posted 26 April 2004 - 11:03 AM

Welcome to the group sweetie hug.gif I am so sorry for all the pain that has caused you to search us out. I am glad you are here and look forward in getting to know you. Be gentle with yourself as you heal. Remember you do not journey alone, we are here to walk with you. You are strong and courageous for being here. I hope you grow to love it here as much as I do. Together we will make it through thumbsup.gif

#13 Rebel Grrl

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 05:48 PM

Welcome hon! smile.gif

#14 -Nene-


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Posted 27 April 2004 - 01:55 AM

Welcome to the board...I'm sorry for what bought you here, But I hope you find this board as comforting as I have...It really is a beautiful bunch of people always willing to send a hug.gif your way


#15 Belinda

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Posted 27 April 2004 - 06:04 AM

Hey welcome to the board and im sorry u have ar eason to be here but i hope u fidn support

(((HUGS))) <<if ok