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Posted 19 August 2001 - 08:10 AM

Thank you for your kind welcome. These forums can be the catalyst to great healing. I'm looking forward to my time here.

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Posted 25 August 2001 - 06:16 AM

Hey !

And up this warm thread goes.
I'm still kinda new here myself, but feel safe here.
There are many strong and gentle people here.

So for the even more new people:

a warm welcome.


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Posted 11 January 2002 - 10:10 AM

And a big welcome to the many new people we've had since this.



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Posted 11 February 2002 - 09:06 PM

i just joined this past weekend...and i am sooo excited to be here.  i feel like a part of the family already.  i posted my first note after i saw how many people had experienced the pain i suffered, and i was thrilled to see replies.  i was anxious and nervous at first...but i am excited to share my thoughts and help others at the same time.

it is great to be here.  i look forward to talking to everyone.

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Posted 01 July 2002 - 12:50 AM

I appreciate the support htat I've gotten so far from sharing my story on this site.  I'm not computer savy and have had a hard time navigatng my way to some areas--I tried to enter the chat room and was unsuccesful--I'd appreciate somet tips.  I've also tried to reply several times to someone and couldn't for some reason.   Anyway...I have difficulty with men, relationships and sex--I'm so numb and dumb in these areas it hurts and angers me--no end!!!!!  I hope to find some solace here and perhaps learn how to better access the site.  Mary

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Posted 19 August 2001 - 06:11 AM

Dear new member

Firstly, I would like to welcome you to Pandora's Aquarium (the Pandy's family). As Shannon says on Welcome to Barbados, it is hard to face up to the pain caused by rape/sexual abuse/sexual assault, and you are brave for coming here. If you're in any doubt about whether you belong here, please read Mistral's excellent post: Who deserves to be here? .

This is a very supportive community, with caring and kind people. You can find something about us all here. This place has helped me in my healing more than anything else. When I came here a few months ago I was full of so much fear, shame, and guilt. Slowly, with the help of everyone here, this is starting to change.

There is nothing that we can't share here - new members are welcome to post as soon as they feel able. There is no question too big or too small. We would all be privileged to help you in your healing, in any way that we can. I am constantly amazed by the generosity and wisdom on display here.

It can be hard to share at the start though - something I found helpful was to respond to the posts of others for a while. I found that the pain of other board members made me aware of my own pain, and helped me to share. If you do want to ask anything, or get support for your situation by starting a new thread though, just jump right in. We'll be happy to help.

I hope to see you around the board
*safe hugs*

#7 els

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Posted 19 August 2001 - 08:01 AM

thanks both of you for the warm welcome

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Posted 20 August 2001 - 10:47 AM

Hello New Member,

Welcome!  I hope you will find Pandora's Aquarium to be as helpful and healing as I have.  Please come here and post often.  

We are glad you are here to heal.  This is a place to help and to be helped.


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Posted 20 August 2001 - 12:54 PM

Thank you for welcoming me.  I had a hard time at first, but it's reassuring to know I'm not the only one.  I agree with what was said about it helping to reply to others at first.  That's what I did, and with that, and the help of others, I was able to begin my story-FINALLY!  Though I'm not done, but maybe in time.  I feel really good about this, and I honestly have no one else to say thank you to in this world than everyone who's helped me here.  THANK YOU.

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Posted 25 August 2001 - 08:19 AM

Thanks for the welcome. I've talked with a few of you in the chat room, and I really appreciate your support. It's hard to see my words in front of me sometimes, but I'm getting braver.
(Nell was my grandmother, an awesome strong woman. Nell is my middle name...thus my username)

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Posted 25 August 2001 - 09:30 AM

Welcome new member

First of all ((((Warm and safe hugs))))
I'm sorry that you too have had to come to this board, Even though this board is a wonderful safe place to come I wish it didn't need to be here if you know what i mean.
This board is full of amazing strong women and like Racheal said if you get half the support and encouragement i have recieved it will be worth you coming.
i look forward to seeing you around and hopefully helping you on your healing journey

#12 Laney

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Posted 11 January 2002 - 10:22 AM

Where the heck was I when this thread was started?  lol

Welcome to all the newbies.  :)  I hope that you will find yourself at home here.  :)



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Posted 17 January 2002 - 08:12 PM

Great to be here. I think I like what I see.

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Posted 27 June 2002 - 10:06 AM

Hi, i just joined today, this being my first post...not really sure how much im going to be able to say, but someone suggested i try and find a message board similar to this, to maybe try and deal with everything thats happened in my life..

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Posted 06 March 2003 - 06:18 PM

Hi, i'm Laura. I'm 16, i'll be 17 in may.
I'm not sure if i'm ready for this....but a friend suggested this message board.
I'm still a little timid about posting a lot...but your message board has already helped me. It feels so good to know that i'm not alone anymore. I've felt so alone my whole life. I'm so glad for this site.

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