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#1 Guest_Elisah_*

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 12:15 PM

I just found this board two days ago. It looks like a wonderful haven. I am a survivor of acquaintance rape and I have buried it for many years. I'm in therapy right now and I'm dealing with it for the first time in my life. It's harder than I thought it would be to face all the memories and the fears. It's like reliving it and I have found myself in the same place that I was back then....scared, ashamed, anorexic, hating myself. I'm trying to work through all that and I hope I can find a home here, too. It seems like a wonderful, supportive place.

#2 Donna


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Posted 22 September 2004 - 12:34 PM


Welcome to AS sweetie. hug.gif

I was also raped by an acquaintance so your not alone. hug.gif

Everybody is so very wonderful here, please make yourself comfy and post as much as you'd like.

((((((Safe Hugs)))))))

Donna =)

#3 Guest_queenie_*

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 01:42 PM

Hii There!

hug.gif Welcome to the family! hug.gif I hope you find the healing path you are looking for! We are here to support you in any way we can!

Best of Luck,


#4 Charlene


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Posted 22 September 2004 - 02:56 PM

welcome and hello

#5 Kelly


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Posted 22 September 2004 - 07:00 PM

Welcome to AS, Elisah! I love your name smile.gif .

Let us know if there is anything we can help you with hug.gif


#6 Survivors sanctuary

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 06:38 AM

Welcome to AS I hope that being here will help you on your healing journey hug.gif

#7 longsleeves


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Posted 23 September 2004 - 01:29 PM

Hi Elisah! Welcome to the board. There are many kind and supportive people here willing to help in anyway we can. Take care.
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#8 eskiers

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 02:10 PM

Welcome to After silence hug.gif

#9 Guest_Lutherin_*

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 06:43 AM

smile.gif hug.gif welcome, I'm going through the same thing except I don't do the consuling thing because in the past people have tried to emplant into my head it was my fault. I hope that the people you are seeing are being kind to you. Good Luck and a speedy recovery (though it looks like if you put it away for many years it well take longer to go away)


#10 megan

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 02:49 PM

throb.gif Hi Elisah throb.gif

I relate to your words. I, too, am in therapy and working to deal with the memories of abuse that I'd forgotten or liked to pretend didn't happen. We're here for you.
Hugs, Meg

#11 Guest_butterfly_*

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 08:07 PM

WELCOME greet.gif
I can relate to your feelings

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