Hey everyone, it’s Jamie.

I’ve been in Ohio visiting my boyfriend, which turned out to be for two months instead of two weeks (hence why I haven’t been posting or anything), and I’m actually moving there to be with him. As people have told me before, you cannot heal in the same place where you’ve been hurt, so I know for a fact it’s the right thing to do for my mental state of mind.

As he tells me, yes I’ll always have those memories of the rape, but starting fresh in a new place and creating new memories for myself is what I need. It’s great to finally have someone in my corner who helps me cope with the flashbacks. With him, and new goals in life, I know I’ll be okay.

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  1. JProshuto Volunteer

    I am glad life is looking good for. It sounds like this guy really loves you if he wants you to move with him. Have you spoken to him about the rape experience? He will be your support system. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

  2. Thomas Volunteer

    Hi Jamie,

    I am so glad that things are looking up for you. It’s wonderful that you have such a great support system. I hope things continue to go well for you. We are always here if you ever need anything. Please let us know if there is anything else that we can do to help! Keep going strong!


  3. Natalie M Day Captain

    Hi Jamie.Marie,
    I am so glad to hear that you are moving to Ohio to be with your boyfriend. He seems like a really great support system for you! I wish you all the best in your travels! Please come back and share with us as much or as little as you would like! AVFTI will always be here for you!

  4. Zoe

    Hi, Jamie.

    I’m so glad you’re able to make a change that you feel is right for you. It’s important to be in touch with your feelings and needs, so doing something like this and moving forward is an awesome decision you can make for yourself. I’m glad you have a boyfriend who is there to support you, and that you’re keeping your goals in mind. I hope everything goes well and works out for you, and that this move gives you the peace of mind that you want.


  5. jamie.lynn Volunteer

    Jamie Marie,
    I am so glad to hear that you are doing well and happy. It is so important and extremely helpful to have a support system and someone you trust to talk to! Best of luck in Ohio and feel free to check in with us here 🙂 We love hearing from you!


  6. Gamato04

    I’m so happy you are doing well. Moving to a new space can be refreshing in all the best ways. While it might be scary at times, it can be incredibly beneficial. Having your boyfriend in your corner is amazing, I’m so happy you found someone who is always there for you. You deserve that.

  7. music2799 Day Captain

    Hi Jamie Marie,
    I’m so glad that you’re starting fresh and that your boyfriend is there for you in such an incredible way! You deserve the love and support. I hope you’ll keep progressing in your healing journey. You’re doing great and you sound so hopeful, which is amazing. We’re all here to support you through everything, so please feel free to keep us updated. Good luck!

  8. blashea Volunteer

    Hi!! Thank you for updating us. I’m glad that you’re doing well. I’m excited to see where this new start takes you! Best of luck!

  9. Jess Volunteer

    Thank you for updating us on your story! So glad to hear that things are going so well and that you’re in a good spot. Having a person who supports you fully is so incredibly helpful and it’s wonderful to hear that you’ve found that. I hope you’re able to heal and achieve your new goals in life.

  10. MH Volunteer

    Hey Jamie Marie,
    Thank you so much for the update. It sounds like things are going well. Continue moving forward, even on those tough days! We are always here for you!

  11. Bluebell13 Volunteer

    Dear Jamie Marie,
    Thank you for sharing your happiness with us! It is wonderful to hear that you are doing well and making your own happiness. You’ve got this!!!
    Sending love and strength,

  12. Briann Volunteer

    Hello Jamie!

    Thank you for sharing this update with us. A new space sounds like a great step towards healing. It good to hear that you are doing well and making moves toward healing. You are so strong and brave for doing so. You are so courageous, precious, and capable – never forget these truths. Also remember that your AVFTI fam is always here for you 🙂 wishing the best and sending you love + light.

  13. Jay Volunteer

    You sound so hopefully, it’s so good to hear a story from someone who is looking to the future and a fresh start. Good look with your continued journey, I hope you continue healing.

  14. sfmbelle413 Day Captain

    Hey there Jamie Marie,

    I love hearing that you’re doing well. Sharing your success brings hope. Your story is a great example of how you cannot heal in the same place you’ve been hurt – and the fact that you seem to be doing so well proves that. I am sending much positive energy your way and hope you can continue creating new memories and achieving those new goals in life. We’re always here for you. Keep on fighting.


  15. Julia Mandel Day Captain

    Thank you for sharing with us. So glad that you are healing and have found support in a healthy relationship! Keep on healing and we are always here for you whenever you need us 🙂

  16. Marissa Day Captain

    Hey Jamie Marie,

    I’m so glad to hear that you’re making such a giant step in the right direction. You’re right – starting fresh in a new place will be great for your mental health. So happy to hear that you have someone in your corner! You deserve that. Keep us updated!


  17. Northlane1991 Volunteer

    Hey Jamie
    I am glad you are taking a step forward with your healing. That is really good to hear. Thanks for keeping us posted and sharing with us.

  18. Erin O'Callaghan Day Captain

    I’m glad you are taking a step for you in your healing. That is really good to hear. Thanks for coming back and sharing more with us.