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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Posted 05 June 2004 - 12:11 PM
My name is Jolanda, I'm 28 years old, from Amsterdam in The Netherlands.
I've been abused since I was a child, sexually, mentally, and finally I found the courage to cry out for help. Starting therapy in hopefully a few weeks. It is still very difficult for me to talk about what happened, and as it is my first time speaking out I'm a rape victim "on public" I like to leave it by introducing myself for the time being. It is, how sad it might be, nice for me to see I'm not alone in all the pain and anger. Take care of of you beautiful girls, 'till next time,
Posted 05 June 2004 - 04:52 PM
Good for you for finding your courage, dear one. Welcome here, also. I'm really sorry to hear that you need to be here but this is a good place to be. The people here are very supportive and understanding. Best wishes with your therapy. It can be one of the most valuable tools you'll ever find.
Posted 05 June 2004 - 05:17 PM
I'm glad you've found us here. I'm sorry to hear about your abuse.
I think its a great step (and a couragous one) to start therapy and I wish you
all the luck in the world with that . I look forward to getting to know
you a little better in the future.
Posted 05 June 2004 - 11:43 PM
I hope you find what you are looking for here! I look forward to getting to know you.
Take precious care of yourself.
Posted 06 June 2004 - 06:46 AM
everyone here is great and will support you on your journey.
Posted 06 June 2004 - 06:12 PM
i'm sorry for your pain, and i congratulate you on your bravery for coming here! Hope i can get to know you better.
Posted 07 June 2004 - 09:57 AM
I am so sorry you have a reason for being here but I am glad you are here and have found us. What a brave and strong woman you are, speaking out about it even just to us here on the board is a Huge step. We are all here to support you as best we can!
Sending Lots of Love
Posted 10 June 2004 - 04:22 PM
Posted 10 June 2004 - 05:12 PM
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Posted 12 June 2004 - 12:42 PM
Take gentle care,
Posted 12 June 2004 - 01:33 PM
Edited by phoenyx, 12 June 2004 - 01:35 PM.
Posted 12 June 2004 - 10:24 PM
Welcome to the group. I'm sorry you've experienced so much pain, but I'm glad you've found us. Take your time to look around.