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#1 Angela

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 01:42 PM

Hi everyone,
I found this forum through a search. I was looking for a nice message board for survivors of abuse and this place looks nice. I am in my 40s, I survived childhood abuse and then other instances of abuse after I was a child, too. I am glad to have found this place and hope to be posting more and getting to know you as tiime goes on. Thank you for making this message board for survivors. throb.gif

#2 Vera


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Posted 27 August 2004 - 02:09 PM

Dear Angela,

welcome to AS, please make yourself at home, you are among friends here hug.gif

#3 Angela

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 02:24 PM

Thanks for the welcome Vera.

#4 Sookie



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Posted 27 August 2004 - 03:25 PM

tongue.gif Hello,welcome!! smile.gif Hope u find wot u want & need here!! I 2 am a survivour of ch*ld a*use..... I love ur av!! (pic....) w00t.gif

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Sooks xoxox

#5 Survivors sanctuary

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 04:10 PM

Welcome.I hope that being a part of this wonderful community will help in your healing journey hug.gif

#6 Angela

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 04:12 PM

Hi Sookie. Glad you like my avatar. I find it to be on the relaxing side. Thanks for your welcome Sookie and Ihavemadeit.

Edited by Angela, 27 August 2004 - 05:15 PM.

#7 Jaida


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Posted 27 August 2004 - 04:16 PM

Hi Angela

Welcome to AS. You'll find many supportive and caring people here.



#8 Angela

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 04:18 PM

dance.gif Thanks for your welcome Jaida. Sounds like what I have been looking for. smile.gif

Edited by Angela, 27 August 2004 - 04:19 PM.

#9 Donna


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Posted 27 August 2004 - 05:12 PM


Welcome to the board sweetie, please post as much as you would like and know that you are not alone.


Donna =)

#10 Angela

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 05:18 PM

I appreciate your kind words and welcome, Donna. Thanks. smurf.gif

#11 Guest_tiggeranpooh_*

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 05:22 PM

Hi Angela,

Hope you don't mind me gatecrashing this, but as a newbie I thought rather than start up a new thread I would just take the opportunity to say hello on this one as well.

It certainly seems as if the community here is a great place and, although I have little time because of real life pressures to come online an awful lot, I do hope I can be around a little.

A very quick intro. 36, survivor of child abuse (culminating in rape) over a 3 year period by a family friend. Also a victim of sexual molestation to my grandfather around the same time.
Had years of trying to deal with it - anxiety, panic attacks, all the usual. Kept going until I crashed in my late twenties and effectively had a nervous breakdown.
Picked myself up and now happily settled with the most adorable partner who is kind, understanding and considerate, as well as being my soul mate.
I finally decided I wanted to try and give if I could to help others, and found this site.
So, had a peek around, and finally decided to join.

Thanks Angela for putting up with me rambling on here. I hope I haven't offended by doing so. unsure.gif


#12 mariposa


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Posted 27 August 2004 - 06:23 PM

Welcome Angela and tiggeranpooh!
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#13 Guest_butterfly_*

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 08:40 PM

Hi Angela,

WELCOME......Im pretty new here to, and also a survivor of childhood
sexual abuse.....on the road to healing.

This is a wonderful place to be, I have found alot of support here.

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#14 your.beautiful.mistake



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Posted 27 August 2004 - 11:31 PM


Welcome to AS. Stay safe, and take care. We're here to listen when your ready.


#15 Angela

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Posted 28 August 2004 - 11:58 AM

Welcome Tiggerandpooh. hug.gif throb.gif

Thanks for your welcomes Mariposa, butterfly, and yourbeautifulmistake. I am glad to be here among you. I really like this forum and feel comfortable here already.

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