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Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: my avocado tree by justplainme @ 3 minutes 28 seconds ago

I once read that when glass or pottery break, it's and indicator of how things can never go back to being the same. That is why in wedding a glass or plate is broken, to demonstrate that what once was can not be again for things have changed. Take th
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Jump to new posts Re: more high school football "hazing" by Chase Eric @ 31 minutes 27 seconds ago

Quote:I would venture to guess hazing has been apart of the culture for decades. Many of these so called "traditions" were just accepted and never spoken of. It is sad so much abuse has been swept under the rug. No one ever thought of the e
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Not dealing with it (again) by Bardo @ 43 minutes 58 seconds ago

Hi guys, This site has been a great help me so far, in the few weeks that I have been here. I am in the early stages of understanding the impact of the abuse that I suffered at the hands of my older brother (described in other posts), and I have been
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Pushy People and Boundaries by concerned_husky @ 51 minutes 17 seconds ago

Hey guys, Thanks for the responses. I've been meaning to get back into contributing on MS again but it's been hard to "get back in the groove" I guess, especially after I took about a month's break from here. Sorry for responding so late.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Naive optimism or realism by dark empathy @ Today at 05:25 AM

@Bluedogone, I use the phrase "the collective!" to mean culture as a hole, those forces that are not controllable. I don't think there is a huge conspiracy behind everything as I said, but increasingly we live in a world where individuals m
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Creative Full Stop by dark empathy @ Today at 04:41 AM

Hi Bloom and welcome. I very much understand this feeling. I've been at university trying to complete a doctorate in philosophy for the last 7 years, and have also maintained a high level interest and practice of voice and performance, indeed writ
Humor
Jump to new posts Eternal Consequences For Men.... by Jude @ Today at 01:51 AM

Takes a minute or two to get it.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Bad Night Upcoming Family Group Session by finallyhere @ Today at 01:23 AM

Sorry son- I can't help but be encouraged by your strength and at the same time happy for the progress you all are making. Your words "because adults are more childlike than children" speaks volumes about how some people never grow into th
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Starting recovery by finallyhere @ Today at 01:03 AM

Anura - welcome. Several similarities exist in our stories. You though are ahead of me by posting yours. Good job. I too was 12 when a new friend came on to me. I thought we were just wrestling around. It was exciting, after all my brother never show
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Jump to new posts Re: Nightmares by kcinohio @ Today at 12:36 AM

tw, hard to know whether something's triggering that ongoing or you're just in the thick of something from your post. Challenging time of year media-advertising wise for that right now, but should be past that in a couple of weeks. Maybe if you sh
Sexual Abuse/Exploitation In Media
Jump to new posts Re: Triggers and How to Handle Them by lapchinj @ Yesterday at 10:18 PM

Hey txb If you go to a restaurant and spill something on the floor the waiter is not supposed to call you an idiot he is there to treat you like he would treat anyone else. I've been having a 3 year battle with cutting. I haven't cut in around the p
Sexual Identity Issues
Jump to new posts Re: Does ssa feelings ever go away ? by don64 @ Yesterday at 07:46 PM

Hi Wiresguy1, Congratulations on getting to a place where you can begin to uncover your abuse, and begin to release it and make sense of the consequences of it. The only answer that makes sense to me in your question "...is this all a part of
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Feeling so much old sadness as things improve by don64 @ Yesterday at 07:15 PM

Thank tbkkfile, Mike and Bloom. I feel the good vibrations you all are sending me. It makes me feel part of a family that sees me and values me. It's very special. Don
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: Picking Up the Pieces by Bloom @ Yesterday at 05:58 PM

All of your well wishes are sincerely appreciated. I can definitely see how such an open and supportive community can lead to healing. It's still overwhelming at this point to process how this affects so many people, but I think coming here has been
Men Abused/Assaulted as Adults
Jump to new posts Adult Female on Adult Male Abuse POSSIBLE TRIGGERS by RustyJ @ Yesterday at 05:11 PM

Possible Triggers: So I got into it on twitter with Chris Anderson? on this topic, and I've noticed that since I last logged in some of the forum sections have had their names changed, in a good direction I might add. I'm posting here Chris because
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: I don't care anymore. by NoSimpleMachine @ Yesterday at 02:20 PM

I agree with don, there is a release of stress and anxiety that causes cramping, congestion, low energy, higher propensity to attract illness, etc. Some physical activity with appropriate stretching helps. A proper diet helps. Lots of water helps (do
Ask The Website Committee
Jump to new posts Adult survivors of Adult Perps by Chris Anderson @ Yesterday at 12:58 PM

From a Twitter exchange. Request from an adult survivor for information on the website for those abused by females. See more here: https://twitter.com/daveisme87/status/525610066422931456
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Drugs as Suicide Alternative by don64 @ Yesterday at 09:23 AM

Hi Still, I can't go along with your use of the word "we" in your post. Of course you have to speak for yourself, but to imply you can speak for others doesn't feel good to me. There are many, many options today for treatment, counseling
Poetry
Jump to new posts Storm Passes by bluesky @ Yesterday at 09:18 AM

Storm Passes Rain falls Lightning flashes Thunder rumbles Wind howls Mind still Heart smiles Body relaxed Breathing in and out Storm passes Sun shines
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Don't know what to think by Still @ Yesterday at 07:03 AM

OCN, Straight-up courageous! Seriously!
Male Survivors
Hi Jacob, Congratulations for figuring out the issue is really about you needing external validation. It has been very crazy making for me getting caught up in pointing fingers at others, needing them to be "bad" or "wrong" in o
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Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: New Member by JW1230 @ 10/23/14 08:54 PM

Welcome Jay...I hope that you find the support here that I have.. there are a lot of great people here who are willing to go out of their way to help us in our journey any way that they can! I am glad you are here! John
Progress
Jump to new posts A really wild dream-- and signs of healing by gettingstronger @ 10/23/14 07:52 PM

Last night, I had one of the most incredible dreams I've ever had. I think it ties in very closely to the pile of things I've been working through this last couple of years. I was standing on the front lawn of an absolutely massive house, built lon
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: scared by finallyhere @ 10/23/14 07:46 PM

sorry about your suffering. Once we speak up we really don't know what the other person really thinks unless they speak up. I personally think those who say nothing rarely even think about it again. People often are so wrapped up in themselves they f
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