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#1 Guest_PaigE_*

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Posted 08 July 2004 - 10:05 PM

Hi everybody I'm new here. My name is Paige. I've actually spent alot of time on this website just reading everyones stories and such and wasn't sure if I should register or introduce myself, which I myself am not a survivor of sexual abuse but my mother is. So really I just wanted to learn more about this to understand more things about my mother.

Since she was abused, she actually became an abuser her self. Not sexually about physically, mentally, emotionally and verbally. She abused me and both of my sisters when we were younger. So by doing reserach I'm now aware of the reasons why she did the things she did to us. Because she herself was abused. I'm really proud of my mother because she finally got help and is fixing herself and coming to terms with what happened to her as a child, and I have forgiven her for what she has done. I kind of look at it as she did the things she did because she was so angry and had so much hate inside her she just took it out on the wrong people.

All of you on this site are so brave and such loving people, I just had to introduce myself to ya'll and I hope I get to know all of you more. I'm here to get a better understanding and hopefully make some new friends, and listen to what all of you have to say.

So hello and I hope I get to know all of you soon! bighug.gif

#2 Sookie



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Posted 08 July 2004 - 11:45 PM

I paige i hope u find more understandin as u read,mayb u can encourage ur mom 2 come here?!?!?(or let her know there r these places as there r heaps of em.....)
Hope u find this place helps u 2 help ur mom more.....

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#3 aquapit


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Posted 08 July 2004 - 11:59 PM

Welcome to After Silence. I'm sorry for what you and your mother have been through. I hope we are able to help you out and I hope you find what you are looking for here.

Take precious care,

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#4 betty


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Posted 09 July 2004 - 04:44 AM

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#5 Survivors sanctuary

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Posted 09 July 2004 - 06:13 AM

Welcome, to help your Mum in this way is a great act on your part and I hope that you can find help and support for you both here hug.gif

#6 Lindy


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Posted 09 July 2004 - 03:46 PM


Welcome to After Silence. I'm sorry for the reasons that brought you here, but I am glad you have found us. Hope you find amazing support and encouragement here as I have.

Take gentle care,


#7 mariposa


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Posted 09 July 2004 - 06:38 PM

Welcome PaigE! hug.gif
wow, your mom is very lucky to have you! I hope reading our stories help you.
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#8 your.beautiful.mistake



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Posted 10 July 2004 - 11:30 PM


Welcome to AS. Hope you find what you need here.


#9 -Nene-


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Posted 11 July 2004 - 03:39 AM

Hi Paige,
Welcome to the board sweetie


#10 Haullie


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Posted 11 July 2004 - 03:08 PM

Welcome to the forum! smile.gif

#11 phoenyx


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Posted 11 July 2004 - 03:28 PM

Welcome to the group Paige! You are doing a wonderful thing for both you and your mom hug.gif