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Hi, Another Newbie Here

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#1 lynx


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Posted 30 August 2004 - 03:53 PM

Hi. I'm new and I just wanted to introduce myself. Just two days ago the penny dropped and I realised I have been a victim of Emotional Child Abuse? Still unsure where I fit to be honest. I havent spoken about what I went through as a child to anyone before except for my partner. I didnt even think it was child abuse until i looked at some sites and ticked off quite a few on the list in the emotional abuse catagory!

Over the past two years I realised what I had been through wasnt right... but its only now that I realise just how wrong it all was.

I'm a little nervous about delving into it... but I know its time I did.

Good to find such a friendly place online to talk to others and hope to find someone else who understands what I went through.


#2 Sookie



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Posted 30 August 2004 - 03:58 PM

hug.gif Welcome,i hope u find sum healin here-i 2 an a survivour of child a*use (s*ually,emotionaly,physically,mentally-u name it!!). This IS a wonderful place,i hope u grow 2 love this place as much as i do!! tongue.gif

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Sooks xoxox

#3 longsleeves


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Posted 30 August 2004 - 04:19 PM

welcome lynx!!! there are so many people here with so many different experiences, many kinds of abuse we've been made to suffer. We all do our best to understand and help each other. i am new here, too, and already it has become so valuable to me. Hopefully you will benefit as much as I have ;).

Edited by longsleeves, 30 August 2004 - 04:19 PM.

#4 Donna


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Posted 30 August 2004 - 05:29 PM


Welcome to AS sweetie. smile.gif

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Donna =)

#5 turtle


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Posted 30 August 2004 - 10:48 PM

Welcome Lynx... I am fairly new here too and have found everyone to be so nice. I feel like I am fitting in already... something I usually don't do. Sorry for your reason to be here but WELCOME anyways.


#6 betty


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Posted 31 August 2004 - 04:07 AM

welcome lynx hug.gif

#7 lynx


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Posted 31 August 2004 - 07:25 AM

Thank you for all the kind and friendly welcomes blush.gif

I already like it here hug.gif

#8 Guest_JanM_*

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 10:22 AM

lynx Welcome to After Silence!

I hope you find all the support and comfort you need here. hug.gif hug.gif hug.gif

#9 Charlene


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Posted 31 August 2004 - 05:26 PM

hi and welcome hugs
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#10 Lindy


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Posted 31 August 2004 - 05:27 PM

Welcome aboard, Lynx! smile.gif

#11 Guest_queenie_*

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 11:26 PM

throb.gif Welcome to After Silence throb.gif

Take a look around and get comfortable! We are here to support you in any way we can!


#12 Survivors sanctuary

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 09:13 AM

Hellooooooooooooooooo hug.gif hug.gif

#13 lynx


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Posted 01 September 2004 - 09:24 AM

Helloooooo! I like your puddy cat! wub.gif

I'm feeling more relaxed around here now... think it helped to finally get some stuff out of my system. Thanks to you all for the welcomes.

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#14 mariposa


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Posted 02 September 2004 - 01:02 PM

i'm glad you found this amazing place. Take your time to share, there's no rush.
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#15 Haullie


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Posted 02 September 2004 - 03:42 PM

Welcome Linx! woop shoop shoop shoop!