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I have been looking for a support group and came across this. 
I thought I was past what happened as a child but recent events have forced me to reach out.

This is all still very new to me... its very hard to reach out or admit that I am not okay and need help.

I am finally receiving emdr therapy and hope that this group will offer some support and take away some of the loneliness I have faced from being silenced for so long.

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Welcome @Staystrong888 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.  Also I'm glad you are doing EMDR therapy.  It's helpful for a lot of people so hopefully it will be for you too. 

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Hi, @Staystrong888 - 

Welcome to After Silence! I'm sorry you're facing so many struggles right now. I know dealing with trauma is so difficult, but I'm happy you're reaching out for help and support. I've also done EMDR and I hope you will find it to be helpful! You will definitely not be alone here :) This community will welcome you with open arms! We are here for you. You don't have to do this alone anymore. 

If you need anything, don't hesitate to shoot me a message! I'm around. 

Best wishes for healing,
Poppy

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Hello Poppy

Thank you for your lovely message 😊 

I think I had considered for a long time to reach out but was too ashamed. 

I am glad that I found this forum and wish I had sooner. 

Everyone is lovely and its helpful to see that everyone faces similar struggles that have made me feel so isolated for so long.

 

Thank you for your message and likewise, if you need anything.... I am always here for a chat 

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2 hours ago, Staystrong888 said:

Hello Poppy

Thank you for your lovely message 😊 

I think I had considered for a long time to reach out but was too ashamed. 

I am glad that I found this forum and wish I had sooner. 

Everyone is lovely and its helpful to see that everyone faces similar struggles that have made me feel so isolated for so long.

 

Thank you for your message and likewise, if you need anything.... I am always here for a chat 

It's a scary thing to reach out for help, but when you do, the load starts to get so much lighter. I'm hoping this is the case for you too. There are so many people here that will understand everything you're feeling! Even the shame... we all get that. Please don't feel ashamed here. This is a safe space :throb:

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Welcome to AS, @Staystrong888! I'm glad you found your way here. I'm so sorry for what you've been through. You didn't deserve any of it. I'm also sorry that things recently have made negative emotions crop up, leading you to need to reach out...but I'm really glad that you did. You'll find a lot of supportive and kind people here. You're not alone. ❤️ Best wishes to you.

-Finch

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Hi Staystrong,

Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for what you experienced as a child. It was so wrong and unfair. You will find tons of support here, from our many understanding and kind members. You are not alone.

Sadly, healing can be a bit of a rollercoaster. We seem fine and then we are triggered by something and feel we takes steps back. It is good to reach out tho, I've found it helpful. The thoughts and feelings you have are quite normal for something that was quite un-normal. I get it tho, it is hard to say when we need help...it is very brave to reach out tho.

Feel free to look around and jump in where and when you feel comfortable to do so. I wish you nothing but the best as you move forward down this healing path. 

Mary

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Welcome @Staystrong888. I’m glad you found us here, it is a lovely community. That’s great you are doing EMDR, I have found it to be very helpful in my healing journey. Not easy, but worthwhile! 

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