Thank you, for when I wasn’t there

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My fiancé has gone through decades of abuse. You name it, he went through it.

I originally came into his life in the mid ’90’s and we instantly became close friends, only later to find ourselves falling in the most beautiful love there is.

Unfortunately in ’99 I had some demons of my own to deal with, only to come back 19 years later.

The other not night, he began sharing with me the two sites that he frequented to be able to cope, and get the support he needed.

With that said I’d like to thank you for everything you’ve done for him.

We finally broke his mother’s abusive pattern of life by giving her dignity and respect.

Like William I have forgiven her, so I don’t become bitter, or hateful, although I may never forget the hell that he went through.

I realize I’m using his e-mail to contact you. Again I just wanted to thank you for helping William out, when I couldn’t.

I would hate to imagine what would have happened, had he not contacted you. I just thought you should know that you helping him will never be forgotten.

Crystal, William’s fiancé

Thank you again.

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  1. Jordan L

    Hey there,
    This is a wonderful update! I’m glad William has the support from you. We are always here for William or you. Thank you for reaching out to us and updating us on William. I’m wishing you both the best and all the happiness!


  2. Edjay Volunteer

    Hey Crystal,

    It’s so great to hear that you and William seem to be in a healthy and supportive relationship. It’s admirable that you both have forgiven his mother, and that you’re not bitter nor hateful. Wishing you all the best.


  3. music2799 Day Captain

    Hi Crystal,
    It’s so nice to hear from you! I’m thrilled that you’re a part of William’s life again, and I’m so happy for the two of you. Being a part of his journey has been wonderful, and he has encouraged us as well. We’ll always be here to support you both. Congratulations!

  4. CarmenR Volunteer


    It’s so great to hear from you! I am so glad to hear that you and William are happy, and we will continue to be here for the both of you when we are needed! Congratulations to the both of you!


  5. Gavin Bonar


    It’s so great to hear from you! Hearing about the two of you makes me so happy. William is such a great guy and I wish the best for the both of you!

  6. blashea Volunteer

    Thank you for updating us! We are so glad that you all trusted us to come along with you all on this journey. We will always be here to support you. I am also glad that you both are doing well and that you have each other! You all are so incredibly strong.

  7. haleymorecraft Volunteer

    Such an amazing update! We love hearing stuff like this, and are so grateful you came here and made us feel like we are also apart of your family. We wish you both all of the luck you could possibly receive, and hope you know that we are always here to support you all. You guys are the best! <3

  8. MH Volunteer

    Hello Crystal,
    Thank you for sharing an update with us! We will always be here for you and William. I am so happy to hear that you two are doing well <3

  9. sickpiecexo

    Crystal, I am so glad you have reached out to talk about you and William. we all love hearing updates about you two. we are happy to help the both of you in any way that we can! <3

  10. MinZRivers Volunteer

    Hello Crystal, its so nice to meet William’s Angel! We all have fallen in love with William. He is a part of our family here at AVFTI. We’ve had the opportunity to be there and encourage him through the horrible abuse he has endured. And in turn, he has also encouraged us. We are delighted that he has you back in his life to give him the love and support he needs! Thank you for loving our brother the way you do! I appreciate you visiting us. It was our pleasure to provide support when you weren’t there to. Much success in your future together?-Kia

  11. Kristen Eby

    Hey there,

    Wow. It is amazing to hear from you. We have followed William’s story closely, and I think I can speak for all of us when I say we’ve developed a great fondness for him and a loving desire to see him happy and safe. When he told us that you had come back into his life, we were thrilled; when he said you were engaged, I felt a genuine excitement for this person I’d never even met. I love that you took the time to visit the websites that helped him, and to reach out. Thank you for this.


  12. Bluebell13 Volunteer

    Dear Crystal,
    Thank you for taking care of William. It has been wonderful to see how his life has changed since the two of you have been reunited. Thank you for showing him that he deserves to be loved and treated with respect.
    Sending you both love and happiness,

  13. Ash Volunteer

    Hi crystal! We are so happy that you both have found us and we could help. I wish you both the best and happiness!

  14. Marissa Day Captain


    We’re here to help in any way. Please don’t hesitate to return and just talk with us if you ever need an outlet for anything you’re facing! I’m so glad he found us and that you found each other. I wish you two only the best.

  15. Jacqui

    Hi Crystal,
    we are so happy he found us and that we could help him and we are so happy that you found each other again. I wish you both the best.

  16. kelly Day Captain

    Hi, Crystal. It’s great to hear William is doing well. I’m glad you guys have each other for support. Thanks for sharing with us.

  17. Turnschaosintoart Day Captain

    Hi Crystal,
    I am so happy for you two. Thanks so much for writing to us. We are so glad we were able to help William. Things seem to be looking up and you guys I can tell have soo much love for each other. I really do wish you both the best. You both deserve all the happiness in the world. We are always here if either of you need us. Much love

  18. Alyssa Day Captain

    Hi Crystal,
    We are so happy to help William. From his writings I can tell how much he loves you and cares about you. You brightened his life and I know he does the same for you. I always knew he would find happiness and he found you. Ever since he found you he hasn’t had a sad post.
    I’m so happy that you have each other.

  19. Jamie Marie Volunteer

    We’re grateful to have helped him even in the smallest ways possible.
    I wish you two nothing but the best.

  20. Erin O'Callaghan Day Captain

    Thank you for coming to share with us, and it’s nice to hear from you as well. I’m glad to know that he is doing better. I hope you both have a wonderful life together.