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 05 January 2004 - 04:00 AM
[Edited on 1-5-2004 by Clarissa]
Posted 05 January 2004 - 09:45 AM
Hi and welcome to After Silence. I hope you find all the support and encouragement you seek here.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. We're here for you.
Take gentle care,
Posted 05 January 2004 - 10:57 AM
Please make yourself at home, we are a group of people who all share a common ground and wish to support one another.
The whole 'get over it' thing makes me so mad and sad. To me, it is one of the most invalidating remarks ever. Survivors have enough trouble thinking that they are alone in what they feel and this feeling is often aggravated by people saying things like "things aren't that bad", "think positive", "look at the bright side, you'll feel better tomorrow" and similar invalidating remarks that lead a person to feel very isolated.
We are here for you and I can assure you that no one here will ever tell you to "get over it"....we have been there and we know better!
Posted 06 January 2004 - 02:31 AM
THank you for replying to me... to have SO MANY of you care and truly understand and be patient with me is a first!