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 20 July 2004 - 01:51 AM
Wow, this was terribly long, if you made it this far, thank you so so much.
I guess I kinda needed to vent :\ Thanks again.
Posted 20 July 2004 - 03:05 AM
I'm really glad you found this place. I'm so sorry for what you went through. But it sounds like you had some really supportive people to lean on, that's really great. I commend you for coming forward about it and for trying to see that he would pay for it, that is so incredibly brave of you, I don't know if I would be able to that.
I know what you're going through, we all do here, and we're here to support you in whatever you need. It' amazing the things that become so problematic when you're dealing with something like this, things other people take for granted, but it is normal and justified, so don't feel bad.
I hope you find the support you need here, and look forward to getting to know you. Feel free to pm me or anything if you ever need to talk!
p.s. I'm from MO too! Grew up in Joplin, I really miss it
Posted 20 July 2004 - 03:33 AM
I've already welcomed you in another thread, but I wanted to pop by again and say hello a second time around.
I hope you find what you need here to help you heal
Posted 20 July 2004 - 02:30 PM
Oh, hon, what a horrible thing to have happen to you when you were 12 years old. The man who did that is a monster and I hope you're able help put him in prison where he belongs.
I think you'll find the folks on this site are very supportive and will go the distance for you. You did nothing to deserve the treatment you recieved from this monster. Please take extra care of yourself, sweetie, because it sounds like right now you are feeling a little more vulnerable than normal.
It certainly sounds like you have a very caring, and supportive group of people around you right now, which is exactly what you need. You can always PM me or anyone else here who's made this offer if you feel the need for a one on one conversation. I've never been in your shoes so I can't say I know how you feel. All I can do is be supportive and listen - and dispense gentle, caring cyberhugs if you need them. That you have so many people around you to support and care for you speaks volumes about what a precious and beautiful soul you are.
Keep in touch, dear one, and let us know how you're doing.
Posted 20 July 2004 - 05:06 PM
welcome to AS! i'm so sorry you have to be going through this, but you are strong, please never forget that. Wishing you the best,