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Jump to new posts surviving life's challenges by Nothing Man @ 07/26/14 10:23 AM

I recently had a health scare. I went to the local ER because I thought I had appendicitis -- pain in the lower right quadrant of my belly. After a CT scan the doctors found what they called a fist-sized mass in my colon. They started using the wo
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Jump to new posts Forced to be a child by dark empathy @ 07/26/14 08:48 AM

there is a lot on this forum about positive "reclaiming of childhood" and "loving the innerchild" and such, which is fare enough. I recently read an article on Enid blighten, the famous children's author (the one who created nod
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Jump to new posts Re: Do I have to forgive? by Jude @ 07/26/14 08:38 AM

Many people have told me that forgiving is what I need to do to be able to move on with my life. If thats so, I am still far from that point. The rage I feel about it, the pain that still lingers, are too raw, the emotions too complex, to wrap it a
Dear Seeking Wisdom, Many of us are in the same shoes...middleaged...spent a lifetime trying to surpress the pain and shame...tried drugs and/or alcohol to escape it....and now unable to deny it any longer,finding the emotions overwhelming, and fina
Dear Lee 83, Welcome to MS. There are lots of forums & threads here addressing serious subjects related to childhood sexual abuse and recovery. You are invited to delve in to read and post as you feel able. This thread is strictly for the occ
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Jump to new posts Re: Do I have to forgive? by tbkkfile @ 07/26/14 04:18 AM

It's a subject that I've thought a lot about and put together a short sentence which I wrote down and keep in my pocket which I read when I feel the need. Quote:We cannot change the past or change other people; we do Not have to forgive - (forgiven
Men Abused/Assaulted as Adults Canadian tourist raped, robbed by man he met on Grindr Sexually assaulted at gunpoint, then taken to five nearby ATMs to withdraw cash 12 APRIL 2014 Surveillan
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Jump to new posts Affirmations by victor-victim @ 07/26/14 02:27 AM

here is another great book which formed part of my survival strategy. AFFIRMATIONS, by Stuart Wilde, is not just a collection of nice words to say to yourself, but serves as a magnificent battle-pl
Jump to new posts Re: I will not feel guilty about that by victor-victim @ 07/26/14 02:16 AM

very powerful. affirmations.
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Jump to new posts Re: Its Never Too Late to Have a Great Childhood by victor-victim @ 07/26/14 12:32 AM

i do agree. it is never too late to have a happy childhood. in fact, i had the privilege and honour of experiencing the three happy childhoods of my own kids growing up. i have been compensated for my own catastrophic upbringing by 300%. con
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Jump to new posts Re: SWEET Justice! by victor-victim @ 07/25/14 11:53 PM

here are some of my own personal experiences with vigilante justice. warning triggers warning triggers http://www.malesurvivor.
Jump to new posts Re: Dog Moon by victor-victim @ 07/25/14 11:23 PM

so beautiful.    visions.     conjured.      instincts.       stirred. your poem resonates deep in my dna. it really reminds me of one of my old favourites...
Jump to new posts Re: I Get By by victor-victim @ 07/25/14 11:09 PM

this is as good as it gets! absolutely awesome. all i can say is... i wish i wrote this. thank you.
Jump to new posts Re: An Ode to Mysery by victor-victim @ 07/25/14 11:07 PM

i love this. the words speak to me, as i read them. it sings itself. i can hear the melody. well written.
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Jump to new posts Re: ouch! by SmartShadow @ 07/25/14 09:51 PM

That's such a positive outlook. It sound like you have come a long way. I can relate the the hand injury. Bone pain is in a category of its own. Metaphorically speaking, I suppose surviving train wrecks is what we all have to get good at. I wish you
Jump to new posts I will not feel guilty about that by ethereo222 @ 07/25/14 09:43 PM

Happiness should be the child's norm not fear not anxiety not guilt NOT SHAME The only kid in the class who begged the day not pass so fast I didn't hear what the teacher said blocked by anxiety consumed with dread the clock ticking away was al
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Jump to new posts Re: Escape #2: An Update by BraveFalcon @ 07/25/14 09:30 PM

Hi Husky. I wanted you to know that I just got caught up on your story. Sorry I haven't been around much. Congrats and I am proud of you. Hope everything is going well in your new life. Good luck in maintaining your separation from the "blood s
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Jump to new posts Re: Guilt and stuff by BraveFalcon @ 07/25/14 09:26 PM

Hi Txb. I'm sorry to hear about the turn things have taken for you recently. I guess the good news is that you've gotten through it and have survived it. I know for a while there things were going a little better for you. Can you put your finger on
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Jump to new posts ouch! by victor-victim @ 07/25/14 09:24 PM

well... i finally got back to work after 3 car accidents within a two year period and overcoming several months of pain that kept me from walking proper... then... on july 3 a big heavy box of metal fell on my hand and cut and smashed the tip of my
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Jump to new posts Re: What is good about you? by victor-victim @ 07/25/14 08:14 PM

what is good about me? i want to be good. i want to do good. i love.
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Jump to new posts Re: Translators wanted by victor-victim @ 07/25/14 07:49 PM

p.s. my japanese has gotten a lot better. i have been working and studying it steadily since my last post here. i have learned how to read and write the hiragana and the katakana, but my kanji recognition is very limited.
Jump to new posts the trip by victor-victim @ 07/25/14 07:38 PM

take a trip with me through twisted history and tortured memory. a journey. an odyssey. escape from apathy. travel through misery. the agony and ecstasy of recovery and self discovery. develop dignity. embrace empathy. the brutal truth of h
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