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Male Survivors
Originally Posted By: KMCINVA... I had to catch myself and say I cannot change the past I can only direct the future... Spot on. My mantra is to also remember I cannot change the past-only my reaction to it. Will
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: Here's hoping... by Bluedogone @ Today at 09:07 AM

Hi TheGreatWhat, and welcome, Congratulations on making the decision to return to college. It can be quite challenging, especially when burdened with all the emotional baggage that goes along eith CSA. If you've been out of college for awhile you pr
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Online study of early sexual experiences answered by KMCINVA @ Today at 08:38 AM

I took the study (Chris posted the link to) and realized I have come a way in healing. I also realized many aspects of the abuse are still with me but not as controlling or dominant as they once were in controlling my life, how I saw myself and how
U.S. & World News
Jump to new posts Cedar Park, Texas by highflight @ Today at 08:37 AM

Found this in one of my news feeds: ------------------------------------------------------- Hope for Children If you live in Leander, Cedar Park, or other surrounding areas, you've no doubt heard the protests of the #FightForGK supporters regardi
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Accepting The Natural Order by Bardo @ Today at 07:21 AM

And yet, here we are. Still listening, and still posting in support of each other. Rage on Still, I think you have the right.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: AFB on FaceBook by Bardo @ Today at 07:18 AM

I certainly was not suggesting that you make it easy on him. I was suggesting that you should protect yourself. However that works for you.
Poetry
Jump to new posts it couldnt be done! by newground @ Today at 04:32 AM

this was sent to me and I cant take any credit at all but it seemed so encouraging I thought I would post It Couldn’t Be Done By Edgar Albert Guest Somebody said that it couldn’t be done But he with a chuckle replied That “maybe it couldn’t,” b
Classifieds
Jump to new posts Re: Doylestown PA Group Celebrating 1 Year Anniversary by GoHomeAgain @ Today at 04:10 AM

We still exist! Join us if you're in the area! PM or call me for more information. we'd love to have you! Paul
Classifieds
Jump to new posts Re: Peer Support Group in Doylestown, PA by GoHomeAgain @ Today at 04:05 AM

Just a reminder that we exist! PM me for more information. If you're in the area, join us! Paul
Classifieds
Jump to new posts Re: Philadelphia? by GoHomeAgain @ Today at 04:03 AM

Nate, I founded a group three years ago in Doylestown, in Bucks County. We are on a short hiatus, but we are about to regroup and start meeting weekly again. PM me for more information. I'll keep you posted. Paul
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: Here's hoping... by traveler @ Today at 02:32 AM

welcome, TheGreatWhat! just above the beginning of the current threads in this Intro forum there is a great post by Chris Anderson called "The 'Keys' or 'Seeds' of Hope." check it out. i prefer to think of hope as an attitude of positive e
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: Ah - the holidays.... by tbkkfile @ Today at 12:09 AM

It's very bizarre SB and I think that you're right, my Mothers version of reality and what happened is one that I really don't recognise. I understand how your H feels, it happens every time we visit, I know that it's coming, my wife knows that it's
Introductions
Jump to new posts Here's hoping... by TheGreatWhat @ Yesterday at 11:59 PM

Hello, fellow survivors, This past spring I decided to return to college to finish my degree. It has been a big step for me, trying to shed these false beliefs I have come to know as truths, such as, that I am weak, I am worthless. It is a time in m
Spirituality and Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: pray for my family by victor-victim @ Yesterday at 11:54 PM

it is shocking to read. i cannot believe what is already written. your prayers will be heard. of this i am certain. thank you, OCN. send your love to the parents. may god protect those in pain. my sister and her husband and children are my
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: Intimacy Issue? by wollensak @ Yesterday at 11:51 PM

Thank you so much for validating me sugarbaby! I was thinking some more about this and yes I totally agree with the "shiny and new" aspect. I'm going through this with him again and its dealt a big blow to all the relationship progress we
Sexual Abuse/Exploitation In Media
Jump to new posts Re: Take Back My Image by lapchinj @ Yesterday at 10:53 PM

Hey Buffalo, Are you sure that "because people still judge and take me for granted" that you are the way you were and that I still think that I'm still a prostitute? Unfortunately, I still think of myself as still a prostitute and shittly
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: AFB on FaceBook by NoSimpleMachine @ Yesterday at 10:47 PM

It's not about respecting the perp's comfort or anything Still, it's about respecting bubba's comfort and healing as he moves forward.
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: A Bully by HD001 @ Yesterday at 10:45 PM

I agree with Esposa. I was a big tomboy up until about jr high. I was horribly bullied at times. It was hard. The only thing my Mom would do about it was offer ways I could handle the situation. She told me that there will be bullys my whole life an
Sexual Abuse/Exploitation In Media
Jump to new posts Re: Take Back My Image by lapchinj @ Yesterday at 10:26 PM

Hey Lee No, you're in the correct forum/thread, looking at the "image" of how we think of ourselves. To you your "image" is pornographic. Hiding behind a different "image" by going into theater, not being able to see th
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: A Bully by Still @ Yesterday at 09:53 PM

Yer right....dang it... I was up for a fight! But yer right. Strong girls are best! She's a wild one. Very brave and strong...he just hit her one big nerve.
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: A Bully by Esposa @ Yesterday at 09:38 PM

This age is hard. And fragile self esteem abounds. My opinion? Put energy on teaching her resilience, we need that so so much. Probably more than we need someone to defend us against the stupid people of the world.
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts A Bully by Still @ Yesterday at 09:26 PM

Today, a bully made my little girl cry. She's 13. For about her first 10 years, everyone who did not really know her, assumed she was a boy. She wouldn't wear anything the slightest bit female, and her brother had very long hair right along with he
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Accepting The Natural Order by Still @ Yesterday at 09:08 PM

Thank you for the kind words guys. You have more faith and credit regarding me than that dude in the mirror. I'm not rebutting just to return the buddy-shove. I want to make clear to all readers and lurkers that we survivors can do some bad things w
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: AFB on FaceBook by Still @ Yesterday at 08:43 PM

I honestly don't see that ANY tone, verbiage, message, anger...anything, is off limits for a perp. Soul murderers deserve whatever the survivor deems appropriate...including forgiveness. If you want him to wet his pants, friend him under a dif name
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: Hello by gettingstronger @ Yesterday at 08:08 PM

Hi Ninjasm, I'm SO glad you found us, though I'm really sad that you found it necessary! The good news is that, here, you're among friends. We get it. We've been there. You name it, at least one of the 12,000+ guys on this website have experienc
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