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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.

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#1 kay25

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:18 PM

i just wanted to say hi and introduce myself...

 

i was raped (that word scares me) on new years 2011/12 - a little over a year ago.  i went for months in denial, and engaged in self-destructive behaviors to prove i was "in control".  i can't remember when my methods of coping started to fail and when i realized that i was very far from being in control, but that realization was a heavy one.  

 

i lived in silence for over a year (family, friends, and anyone in my life permanently still have no idea), but then a weekly support group recently started in my area - i have found this to be the best and worst thing of my life.  i was doing ok in denial - i was getting through at least.  but now that i am talking about what happened, i have to face all those feelings i stuffed down for all those months and it sometimes is hard to breathe.  i think about it and him more now, and the flashbacks and nightmares are worse.  some days are not awful, but most days it is in the back of my mind - i hear his words or smell him or see his face or whatever.  i try not to let his voice become mine, but sometimes that dark place takes a hold of me.  i don't want that for myself, so i am so glad i found a community like this that i can turn to 24/7.  i wish this community didn't have to exist, but i am thankful to know i am not alone.  i wish you all peace and healing on your journeys :)

 

 

 

 



#2 ActivistAlly

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:45 PM

Welcome to AS Kay!

 

I'm sorry that happened to you.  I hope you won't feel so alone with the support here on AS.

 

With support,

 

Activist Ally



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    Anna is found by God!!! Anna loves Jesus!

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:37 PM

H i there.

Welcome to AS.

I hope you find this site to be helpful.

Very nice to meet you.

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