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.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks To All...
Posted 15 September 2004 - 04:50 PM
I am still unsure how to start. I feel a bit intimidated by the rules and guidelines... don't want to mess it up right from the start, I guess. I have already healed a lot and am not at a very vulnerable place right now, but I find conversation with other women who have made similar experiences to my own helpful in dealing with everyday life issues. I sometimes also get a strong urge to talk about what happened to me, but on the other hand I find it no burden at all to listen to other survivors. In fact I think listening to other survivors (as opposed to talking about myself) has probably furthered my healing more than any other single step I have chosen to take in order to heal.
I have told you nothing about myself... I am 32 (since yesterday LOL), live with my girlfriend and her kids, and hold a part time job which helps me keep my sanity. I was a*used as an adult.
This shall suffice for today, I am unsure how much I am allowed to say in here and also I don't want to bore you guys to death
Thanks again for the replies, you are all so sweet!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 15 September 2004 - 05:17 PM
HAPPY BELATED B'DAY!!!
Honey you can jump in anytime you would like, if your honestly unsure about something posted or just something in general i would just email the moderators or post it in the questions area of the board.
Know that we are here for you and again i hope that your b'day was excellent.
Posted 15 September 2004 - 06:26 PM
I hope you had a fantastic day
Please don't be intimidated by the rules, they are just general guidelines we have written for the protection of the members. I hope you'll find that there is a lot of freedom here and respect for anyone's feelings and point of view. If you have any specific question or doubt feel free to send me or any of the moderators a PM
I hope you'll find support and healing here.
Posted 15 September 2004 - 07:35 PM
Glad to see you got your login all straightened out and are back on!!! I look forward to hearing more from you and am very excited to have you as a new member in our lovely community!
Posted 19 September 2004 - 03:19 PM
Take good care of yourselves, see you next week...
Posted 20 September 2004 - 09:00 AM
Happy Belated Birthday!
Have a nice time away and we'll see you when you get back.
Take gentle care,