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 17 September 2004 - 01:35 PM
I'm 30 years old, and I've never been married and don't have any kids. I live alone, and I'm currently in a clinical psych grad school program (just started last month). My abuse occurred when I was a child (ages 5-9), and I've been dealing with it off and on (probaly more off than on) for the past 20 years. I seem to do okay for a while, and then *boom*, every 2 or 3 years, I lose it again. So here I am--lost it again. I guess I can only pretend that it doesn't effect me for so long--especially when I know that it is. I've started therapy, and I'm hoping (promising myself) that this time, I'm going to stick with it--even when things start to look up and feel better for me.
So that's me. I hope everyone has having a great Friday!
Posted 17 September 2004 - 03:24 PM
I am glad you decided to join. I hope you will find the support you are looking for here....I know I have. I totally understand the on again/off again strategy of healing .
Please feel free to jump in and add to the posts if you would like to and also post any topic of your own. People here are good about replying because chances are that no matter what you are going through, there is probably at least one person who has been there or knows someone who has.
Posted 17 September 2004 - 04:57 PM
Please make yourself at home and feel free to share your journey with us.
Posted 17 September 2004 - 09:21 PM
Welcome to the board! Take your time and make yourself comfortable. I hope you find the healing you are looking for. We are all here for support.
Posted 18 September 2004 - 12:04 AM
The best thing to do hon, is really just to talk about it. Therapy is definitely a plus. I'm really sorry for what happened to you. I hope you can find some comfort here.
Posted 18 September 2004 - 07:17 AM
I am also a surviver of csa, and I know how hard it can be...VERY HARD.
This is a great place for support and I'm glad your here.
Have a great Saturday!
Posted 18 September 2004 - 08:39 PM
Posted 18 September 2004 - 09:18 PM
Edited by lost_ktc, 18 September 2004 - 09:19 PM.
Posted 21 September 2004 - 05:56 AM