Edited by SLG, 06 June 2004 - 02:13 PM.
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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I'm New Here..
Posted 06 June 2004 - 01:37 PM
Posted 06 June 2004 - 06:09 PM
just being able to find and read the posts in this website shows that you are very brave. Don't worry if you are not yet ready to share, it's normal, what's happened to us is very personal and feeling safe and being able to trust are major things we need before we are able to share our stories. I encourage you to keep coming back, reading and 'getting to know us.' Everybody here is able to see you by who you really are behind all that pain, and i'm sure we (you and us) would benefit very much from each other's.
Posted 06 June 2004 - 06:34 PM
It's perfectly fine that you don't feel ready to share yet. It was very traumatic and I just wanted to let you know that whenever you do feel ready, we'll be here to listen. You just let us know when and how and we'll be here. Please just hang around, read a few posts, and make yourself more comfortable with this place and the people here, you don't have to say anything, and no one will push you to either.
Posted 07 June 2004 - 09:21 AM
Posted 07 June 2004 - 10:13 AM
Sending you all of my LOVE. We are here for you when you are ready. Please take a look around and read some of our posts until you are comfortable. I am sooo sorry for what has happened to you sweetie. Please know that we are all here for you if you ever need anything. PM me if you ever need to talk.
Posted 07 June 2004 - 11:46 AM
Take precious care of yourself
Posted 07 June 2004 - 03:42 PM
tale you're time, we're here when you're ready
Posted 14 June 2004 - 06:19 AM
I am sorry for not being able to make a normal post.
But your reply's ment a lot to me. I was scared i had totally failed by not being able to post, and i'm very gratefull that you guys encourage me to settle in first and take my time. Makes me feel less of a failure. You guys allready made me feel sortoff accepted. Feels good to hear that you are not here to judge me. This is a really warm place.
So i am taking my time, I just want you to get to know me a bit, since i've been here, observing...
So, let's just begin with a small introduction. I am SLG ( strange little girl ), a twenty years young girl in therapy. Trying to sort things out. To heal her wounds and get back some balance. I was searching on the internet for a place where i could write, talk, listen and live with people alike me, who are struggeling their own battles, who might understand. And i found this place. After seeing your posts, Reading about your lives, your battles, and seeing your great courage, I thought i should give it a try. So here i am. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I'm here, in the background for now, but here anyways..
Posted 14 June 2004 - 06:30 AM
I think you may have gathered from the replys to your post that far from having "totally failed" you have fact in "totally succeeded", just by having the courage to just sit in the background..there is no right or wrong way to do this....Good luck in finding the path that suits you
That is fine............................
Posted 14 June 2004 - 09:02 AM
Take precious care of yourself
Posted 14 June 2004 - 09:51 AM
so happy to hear from you again! welcome and take your time, we are all here to support you whether you are posting or just reading.
Posted 14 June 2004 - 11:55 AM
It's good to hear from you! We look forward to getting to know you a little better. And if you ever have any questions we are all here for you! Posting is a very strong and brave thing to do. We are all very sorry for what has happened to you but we are glad to have you part of the family.
Posted 14 June 2004 - 01:51 PM
welcome to After Silence! I am glad you came and introduced yourself. Be proud of that huge step forward. Take your time. We are here for you. I hope you find healing and support as i have. Take care, sweetie.
Posted 14 June 2004 - 10:28 PM
Posted 15 June 2004 - 04:20 PM
its nice to have u here! :-)
like i'm sure u already noticed...the ppl are very warm and lovely here...
there will never be a reason to think that u could write or do sth which may be wrong b/c we're something like a family...
well.... noone has the right to judge anyone... i mean... not really
(damn...i write such sh*t with my bad english)
its great to have u here!