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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Taking A Step
Posted 20 September 2011 - 12:13 AM
Posted 20 September 2011 - 02:24 AM
Sounds like a good friend you have there I'm sure you'll be able to find some support / validation / a listening ear here, let me know if there's anything I can do to help you around the forums
All the best
Posted 20 September 2011 - 02:37 AM
Welcome to AfterSilence!
I would really like to be the first to say that I think the username you have chosen is really powerful! It really speaks to me in many ways. As a signifier that you've been through 'a lot' (an understatement I know), as a comment that healing is a journey and you've taken the first steps towards that, and as a challenge to anyone out there who would look to judge you to first 'walk a mile' in the same footsteps you've trodden and then see how they feel... So thank you for sharing that powerful metaphor with us!
It sounds like your friend really has really been a big part of your life and an inspiration and a support. Sounds like a good friend! I'm really glad you have someone like that in your life.
As for things feeling real again...it takes time...but it happens. I promise.
For now, why don't you do what feels most comfortable for you here. Don't feel pressured to post before you're ready, but when you are ready, we'll be here to listen.
Posted 20 September 2011 - 03:45 PM
Welcome to AS.
I hope you find this site to be helpful.