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Welcome to After Silence - A message board and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors.

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The new girl...

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#1 LoKat

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Posted 25 August 2003 - 01:34 AM

Hey all... my name is Laura, I'm 25, married, and currently living in California. At the present time, my husband is deployed overseas as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

I'm a survivor of 9 years now and finally started the much needed counseling about a month ago. It's been a long month as I've discovered many emotions that I had kept surpressed for so long. I have a long ways to go, but each step is one day closer to feeling whole again. With the love and support of my husband, I gained the courage to seek the help I should have gotten many years ago.

Anyway, I hope to get to know you all very soon.


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Posted 25 August 2003 - 03:31 AM


hello and welcome to our group, I'm very happy you found your way here! smile.gif

I'm a survivor of 2 years now. I still have a long way ahead of me but I've also found fellow travellers who are walking the same road. It's a long road but we can walk it together.

Wishing your husband a safe and speedy return home.


#3 Catherine


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Posted 25 August 2003 - 04:03 AM

(((( Laura ))))

Welcome to our group, smile.gif


#4 Cat



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Posted 26 August 2003 - 04:22 PM


I'm so glad you have found this forum!!

Here for you always,

Cat xx

#5 Guest_Jolane48_*

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Posted 26 August 2003 - 06:08 PM

Hi Laura-I am struggling too-as well as the others here-we are glad to have you-maybe we can help each other find the peace we are looking for. Jo

#6 LoKat

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Posted 28 August 2003 - 02:44 AM

Thank you for the warm and caring welcomes. I do so greatly appreciate it. I hope I'll get a chance to get to know you all. And if anyone ever needs someone to lend an ear... I'm always available... free of charge. ;) *hugs*