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Guest Message by DevFuse

finally found somewhere

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#1 Guest_MJ_*

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 10:24 AM

Just to introduce myself, and say hello to everyone.
I have been looking and looking for somewhere that i might be able to find my voice. Finding it all so overwhelming, not helped by a real lack of a support system. Know I needed to share some things with some other survivors. Already feeling comforted to see how you are all supporting eachother.
I will write more when I get access to the private forums- (baby steps right?)
I was abused by my brother from age 3 to 9. I was then abused and raped by my tennis coach from 16 to 20. I had a 4 year emotionally abusive relationship from 21 which ended last year. I'm 25 now and have been in therapy for 6 months. I can now see the cycle and i am trying to deal with the healing. (trying.)
Thankyou for listening.

#2 Guest_Rabbit_*

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 10:38 AM


I'm new too - to this forum anyway. I've been at a few survivor forums, and they are definitely helpful in finding a voice.

(((hugs to you!)))

#3 Clarissa


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Posted 18 February 2004 - 10:48 AM

(((((mj)))) welcome to after silence. I am so sorry you had to go through all that. *hugs* but i am proud of you for taking the journey of healing and recovery! I hope you find healing and support here as i have. it is definately my safe haven. All the best, sweetie!
always, clarissa

#4 phoenyx


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Posted 19 February 2004 - 09:45 AM

(((mj)))Welcome to After Silence. You are courageous for speaking out and I'm glad you found your way here. Take your time. We are here for you smile.gif

#5 Lindy


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Posted 19 February 2004 - 11:03 AM

Hi MJ and welcome to After Silence. I hope you find all you're seeking here.

Take gentle care,


#6 Guest_MJ_*

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 07:25 PM

Thankyou all so much for the welcome.
i have got so much courage from all of you and your stories already i can't tell you. You are all so brave.
I have written in aftermath about what has been happening today.
hugs to all