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#1 Guest_alittlesparrow_*

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 01:55 AM

Hello I am new here. It has been a struggle for me to even come to a place like this. I just started therapy and I was sexually asaulted 5 years ago. I guess i just wanted to write something and I am happy and sad that I am not alone

#2 Clarissa

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 02:45 AM

Hi little sparrow. Welcome to After Silece. We are so proud of you for coming to this place. It is a safe place, and I hope you find peace and comfort here as I have. You are not alone. Let us know if you need anything! *hugs*

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 01:38 PM

thank you clarissa. It has been kind of lonely not talking about it.

#4 Lindy

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 01:49 PM

Hi little sparrow and welcome to After Silence. I hope you find the encouragement and support you are seeking here.

We're here to walk with you through this journey. You're not alone.

Take gentle care,

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#5 Clarissa

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 05:55 PM

hi a little sparrow,
I know what you mean by lonely... sometimes you wanna talk about stuff, but people freak out on you or get uncomfortable or whatever...the best thing about After Silence is that you can always say whatever, whenever, and that there are so many people who are here to support you and love you and to share their experiences and advice. I am very glad you are here. Keep talking... it helps a lot. We're listening! =) *hugs*

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 06:30 PM

yeah i know what you mean about freaking out. I told people when it first happend and "my friends" were very angry at the person then all of the sudden they turned on me and called me a sl*t. It was very hard and I had to change schools. I didn't have the support of parents because mine were too busy doing drugs. I was only 16 years old. Even now I feel guilty for what happend because i shouldnt have been with him. I dont know all i know is that if it wasn't for tori amos's music i would have been even more lost. at least i had that and still do.

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 06:30 PM

oh and thanks lindy

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 07:42 PM

I am pretty new here (like very) but wanted to say I am glad you too found this place. Hopefully we will all help each other.

#9 Clarissa

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 07:43 PM

Hey little sparrow, I'm so sorry your friends turned on you. *hugs* That's not cool. My aunts used to call me a sl*t. That's the worst insult ever. Nobody asks to be raped! But, No matter what, you gotta remember that it was not your fault. Keep fighting, sweetie. You can do it!