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#1 -Nicole-


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Posted 03 October 2004 - 06:03 PM

I am new to this board and found it after another message board for survivors I belonged to seemingly just dissappeared. Whatever brought me here, I am glad to be here. I can remember the relief I felt when I realized that there were so many other people feeling what I am feeling and going through the same things. I look forward to networking with everyone here and being able to help and be helped.

I was raped about 5 1/2 years ago, although I have blocked the date out. I am trying to reconstruct a lot of the details as part of my healing. I was at a party with friends, and I was 18 years old he was 39 at the time. It was a man I knew who raped me, and someone I have now learned is a sexual predator, he did it to at least one other woman I know in a seemingly sick methodical manner. None of us ever filed a report, none of us admitted what had happened. He is still out there, somewhere, and I bet he is still doing this to young women.
The same year, earlier, I believe I was also raped by a man that I had just started dating. I never considered it rape, but after examining my feelings about the more obvious (to me) later attack, I realized that this first incident also fit the description of date/ acquaintance rape. I have not really acknoledged that one as much, possibly because I went on to have a decent (not really) relationship with the man. But for whatever reasons I am here to heal from all of my attacks.

I am married and have been for over 2 years, the events surrounding my wedding triggered the feelings I am only now expiriencing and allowing myself to feel stemming from the rapes, and other abuse. So I am having a rough time being married and I have been ever since the wedding. The last two yeare have been difficult. I have been diagnosed with PTSD and clinical depression, but I feel I am getting them under control. Talking to other survivors has been the best resource for my healing that I have found.

#2 Donna


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Posted 03 October 2004 - 06:07 PM


Welcome to AS sweetie. hug.gif

I am so sorry that you need to be here but i am glad that you found this group, please keep posting and know that we are here for you always..

(((Safe Hugs)))

Donna =)

#3 Guest_butterfly_*

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Posted 03 October 2004 - 09:48 PM

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I am glad you found your way here hug.gif
I am sorry for what happened to you hug.gif

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#4 Charlene


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Posted 04 October 2004 - 05:19 AM

heylo and welcome to the boards greet.gif
hope you find it a great help on your way to healing throb.gif

#5 Banned3S

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 09:12 AM


Welcome to the board hon. hug.gif

Am sorry for what you went thru. Am gald you are here tho...
I hope you will find the support and encouragement here to help you in your journey towards healing.


#6 Survivors sanctuary

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 12:33 PM

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

#7 betty


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Posted 05 October 2004 - 02:03 PM

welcome hug.gif