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New member
Oct 23, 2019
I am a 34 year old female, I have come here because of something that could potentially affect me, my life and possibly the people I am close with.

I'll start from the beginning. I was sexually assaulted when I was 15 and almost brought into child marriage by this particular guy (he was of Turkish descent) and this took place in Turkey. I don't want to go into too much detail because of the nature of it all, but I will explain someplace else if allowed to. What I will say is that it has not been reported.

I was sexually assaulted again when I was 30 and I was in a position of trust and care at this time. This was reported and dealt with.

My friends at work are now concerned that a guy I am friends with is in their words sexually preying on me. They have said to me that what I have mentioned to them about him and what he does/has done not only comes across as controlling but also predatory. I always thought he was really sweet to me, treated me with absolute respect etc. and he is also in a position of substantial power; so to be told that I now need to be more careful has made me extremely wary and anxious.

Due to the past sexual assaults I experience some flashbacks from them, I also have anxiety which is untreated, previously had low self-esteem and also have huge trust issues. Of course what my friends at work believe is happening to me with this guy friend of mine is not helping either.

Anyway, thank you for letting me join.

Edited to add - I get some form of psychosis as well, this is related to a physical condition that is currently not being handled very well but I am receiving lifelong medication for it.


Well-known member
Jun 24, 2018
Auckland, NZ
Welcome @Lotusflower2, you have my full support and keep reaching out on here, please. Others will surely understand your struggles, as well.

A warm welcome to you.