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Welcome to After Silence - A message board and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors.

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#1 smurfette

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 12:56 AM

I've been searching online for somewhere to feel safe and I hope I have found it. I'm just beginning to confront my ab*se issues. I'm a 27 year old survivor, a mother of 3, and unfortunately in the midst of my second divorce due to my inability to heal and overcome my past. I have started counseling again, and finally feel like this time I am ready to face everything and conquer it. I've decided i'm tired of letting my past control my life, and I want to be in control of my life and my future.

I'm not really sure what else to post right now so I guess that's it for an intro.

#2 Vera

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 03:53 AM

Welcome to After Silence hug.gif

I'm sorry you have a reason to be here but I hope you'll find plenty of support and friends here. smile.gif

Hugs,
Vera

#3 betty

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 04:00 AM

welcome smurfette (cool name!) hug.gif

i hope you find what you need here, i'm sure you will, this place is truly wonderful!

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#4 Survivors sanctuary

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 05:10 AM

Welcome to AS hug.gif

#5 eskiers

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 05:22 AM

Welcome to After Silence smile.gif

#6 smurfette

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 08:21 AM

Thank you all so much! I can see the respect and support this board offers and it's amazing to find a place like this. I posted a poem last night, written back in the day, just a few days before I turned 16..that was nearly 12 years ago but it seems like a lifetime. Feel free to comment...I've never let anyone read my poems so..

And Emma..thanks! Not sure why this name popped into my mind but it works!!

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#7 lynx

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 08:57 AM

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finally feel like this time I am ready to face everything and conquer it. I've decided i'm tired of letting my past control my life, and I want to be in control of my life and my future.



Welcome smile.gif
I relate to your post very much especially this part. I too am finally working on some issues that have been long hidden and need dealing with. So that I can have my life back and enjoy my future.
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#8 Donna

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 06:46 PM

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Welcome to AS sweetie. smile.gif

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#9 smurfette

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 08:01 PM

Thank you Lynx and Donna, so good to feel welcome here smile.gif and I am glad to know that others feel/experience/think/act the same as I do...I've put off dealing with this for too long but hopefully having support will help this time

#10 Haullie

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 08:05 PM

You deserve to be in control of your own future and destiny sweetie. Welcome to the forum by the way I'm glad to know you found a safe place to come and heal. You know you are welcome here any time you wish. We want to help be here for you.

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#11 smurfette

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 08:47 PM

Haullie....thank you, being here and reading has already helped so much!!

#12 Charlene

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Posted 09 September 2004 - 08:32 AM

welcome to the boards
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#13 vengeance

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Posted 09 September 2004 - 12:23 PM

Hi smurfette!

I'm new as well. Welcome! smile.gif

#14 smurfette

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Posted 09 September 2004 - 12:24 PM

Thank you Fiery and vengeance smile.gif want to let everyone know i'm always around to listen if you need it

#15 Lindy

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Posted 09 September 2004 - 03:22 PM

Hi Smurfette and welcome to After Silence. Hope you find support and encouragement here as I have.

Take gentle care,

Lindy