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Hi everyone,

I am here because I had a moment of desperation. I found myself talking to my roommate, explaining that I feel it is really hard to find someone to talk to and share in the experiences I have had as a survivor because I often don't meet people to talk to about these things. I can't consistently burden my roommate or mother, especially when they are not survivors of sexual assault. So, I am here so that I don't feel so alone. I also started a blog, if anyone wants to read. I didn't come here expecting to come across that feature. Anyway, thank you to whoever reads. ❤️ 

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Dear zoe

 

I am sorry for all that you have been through.   You have been so brave in reaching out to us, please know that this is never easy!   We are all here for you and we want to support you.  You're not alone in your healing journey and are always welcome to lean on us for extra support.  You can post as much or as little as you like.  We are here to support you in the way you need.  I have found this community to be very helpful.  Everyone is so understanding and non-judgmental and I am hoping you feel the same way once you've gotten to know us a little.   

 

All my best,

missfrier

 

 

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Hi @Zoe--Anastasia and welcome to AS.  I'm new too, and similar things brought me here.  It seems like a really welcoming place and people are supportive and nice. I'm sorry that things happened to you that were so painful, but I'm glad you found your way here.  You are not alone. 🙂

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1 hour ago, Zoe--Anastasia said:

Hi everyone,

I am here because I had a moment of desperation. I found myself talking to my roommate, explaining that I feel it is really hard to find someone to talk to and share in the experiences I have had as a survivor because I often don't meet people to talk to about these things. I can't consistently burden my roommate or mother, especially when they are not survivors of sexual assault. So, I am here so that I don't feel so alone. I also started a blog, if anyone wants to read. I didn't come here expecting to come across that feature. Anyway, thank you to whoever reads. ❤️ 

Hello Zoe--Anastasia and welcome to After Silence! I am Wanna :flowers:

You shouldn't worry about "burdening people", no matter if they are survivors or not. There is support to get for secondary survivors too, we actually have that right here on this platform. I however encourage you to widen your support system and finding a community.  :) 

We have a wide diversity of survivors here and we invite you to share within what you feel comfortable with. You own your story and we believe it. I am deeply sorry for your trauma, I wish you best of luck on your healing journey. 

I will check out your blog! I am so happy you decided to join in :notalone: :youcanheal:

All best and stay safe, 

- Wanna ☀️

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Hi Zoe-Anastasia,

Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for the trauma you have endured and the struggles you face. You will find so much here in our little community. Our members are understanding and kind. You are not alone.

Feel free to look around and interact where you feel comfortable. It's a big step to reach out to us here, and I wish you many more forward steps as you continue with this journey of healing.

Mary

:aswelcomesu:

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Welcome @Zoe--Anastasia to After Silence.  I’m sorry for what brought you here but I’m happy you are here reaching out for support.  Good job taking this step in your healing process.  You are not alone and what happened to you wasn’t your fault.  Take your time exploring and post when you are ready.  If you have any questions feel free to message me. 

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So far, I am incredibly grateful and surprised with how inviting and sweet people are on here. The internet is such a scary place and often people are so mean and cold to each other, so I was hesitant to even join an online community like this. I thought, how could a website offer me support? But so far, every anxious night where I'm not sleeping...logging on, chatting, emphasizing and receiving has been a huge emotional support. Thank you to all who responded. 

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