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Jump to new posts Re: Public to the rescue! ****TRIGGERS***** by traveler @ 09/20/14 01:47 PM

Really good article on the topic: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/adrian-pete...045458-nfl.html a lengthy quote from it: "The current NFL crisis, just like most of the league's past crises, lies not in who did what or who knew what when, but in
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Jump to new posts Sorry Guys..... by Jude @ 09/20/14 11:51 AM

I have been using an Avatar lately, which was an animated gif of a cartoon naked man running (actually there was a teeny fig leaf covering they guys private parts). I had chosen it because that's how I felt, constantly running from everything, and na
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Coping with the Inner Child by Captain Okita @ 09/20/14 11:25 AM

I am a 41 year old survivor of incest and a part of me is still wondering when things are going to get good. That's insane. There are many wonderful and enjoyable things in life, but you can't be super happy and in a zen moment 24 hours a day, seven
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Jump to new posts Re: I don't know what I'm doing with my life by WriterKeith @ 09/20/14 03:58 AM

So much I can relate with in your post here, SilentNL. In short, here is my career struggle: POTENTIAL EMPLOYER or EMPLOYER Tell us about yourself. ME (thinking to
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: First counselling session tomorrow by dark empathy @ 09/20/14 03:34 AM

Thanks Don. It's not feeling like that today I admit, but I'll try the thing at least.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: First counselling session tomorrow by don64 @ 09/20/14 01:57 AM

Hi DE, This all sounds so hopeful for you. Don
Male Survivors
It seems to me that wanting to confront my abusers would be motivated by a need for them to be different. I don't. I need me to be different. What has to change for me is the parts of them I incorporated in myself, not them. Don
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Jump to new posts Re: Well Sh**!! by tbkkfile @ 09/20/14 01:26 AM

Just seen the picture above from life magazine, wow that takes me back, over here in the UK I'd grown up before you could buy skateboards off the shelf so we had to make our own. Near where I lived there was a bridge over the railway that didn't have
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Jump to new posts Re: ouch! by tbkkfile @ 09/20/14 01:13 AM

Hey Victor, glad to hear that everythings OK and that you're doing well.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Finding Help by Anony_mous @ 09/19/14 10:37 PM

Castle, thank you, this is great, I wasn't aware of these resources. Thank you!
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Jump to new posts Re: Finding Help by Anony_mous @ 09/19/14 10:32 PM

Thank you for the welcome and compassion. Unfortunately, right now I'm in a place where any sort of crack feels like it will open to floodgates and I don't trust my resources to do that. I'm sure that you can relate. Thank you for your willingness to
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Finding Help by Anony_mous @ 09/19/14 10:30 PM

Thank you so much. I am currently awaiting an intake appointment there, which is weeks from now and they're availability seems so limited. It's over an hour travel time, but I'm definitely willing to follow through and do what I need to. Thanks again
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: "Rise above the Storm"...(my new tattoo) by victor-victim @ 09/19/14 09:46 PM

congrats on the tat. i love my body, and i love my tattoos. they tell stories and start conversations. i have earned my scars, and i have always considered tattoos as beautiful scars. it is a positive twist on an old bad habit of self mutilation
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: ouch! by victor-victim @ 09/19/14 09:32 PM

latest update: fingernail is finally falling off. still stuck on like a big bad hangnail. good news is... there is a fully formed fingernail underneath. it might look fairly normal after this is all over.
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Jump to new posts Re: Well Sh**!! by Still @ 09/19/14 09:07 PM

If I were a rich man.... Damn Jay! I'm supposed to have this! May it go to a good collection. Jay's Board!
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: Will it ever get better by gettingstronger @ 09/19/14 09:01 PM

Absolutely. Love and peace to all of you who love a survivor. If I could, I'd pay to fly you all so you could be together, and I'd throw in a case of wine (and cookies) for good measure. I see in you what I see in my wife, and it's amazing. Bob
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Why is it so difficult? by Still @ 09/19/14 08:43 PM

Originally Posted By: PhoenixRising He wants to live fully. Why the fuck does it have to be so difficult? Being at the end of your description is not why I selected those sentences. They are the words that resonate, and I do not mean that in any
Spirituality and Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: God of your mind Or the True and living God ? by victor-victim @ 09/19/14 08:31 PM

i have been busy building houses of sticks and straws and stones, and many have collapsed and burnt down and blown over, but my foundation of faith in christ is as firm as forever. i have been saved. i will be transformed. i have survived. i w
Sexual Abuse/Exploitation In Media
Jump to new posts Re: Triggers and How to Handle Them by JayBro @ 09/19/14 06:59 PM

Hey SayItRight! It is my pleasure to post here on this forum. I thought about what I would have benefitted from and (rightly) assumed that others would also. That's why I requested Male Survivor create this particular message board. I remember the
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Jump to new posts Re: I do not want to do this by Sven @ 09/19/14 05:21 PM

Good to hear it went well! And yeh... It's always way worse in our head then in reality it seems huh. Keep us up to date... Good to hear from you!
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Finding Help by PhoenixRising @ 09/19/14 05:16 PM

When I was in NYC, I was fortunate to have found Crime Victims Treatment Center (http://cvtcnyc.org/sexual_assault.html) I don't know what they offer now, but 5 years ago I was able to receive free treatment ( 2 therapists each time) and was also abl
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Why is it so difficult? by PhoenixRising @ 09/19/14 05:00 PM

Long ago, a boy was born. The parents wanted a girl to even things out, but he confounded them and arrived early, either he or the mother was at risk so they cut him out. He was always the youngest boy. The youngest of 3. He shared a bedroom. When he
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Priest Abuse / Recovered Memory Question by KMCINVA @ 09/19/14 03:57 PM

Oxford There may have been reports against him, but years ago the Diocese would just transfer the priest. The Bishop from my Diocese admitted destroying records and shuffling priest around to give them a fresh start. I bet most of these priest are n
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: "Rise above the Storm"...(my new tattoo) by JW1230 @ 09/19/14 02:11 PM

Hi Islandboy, I am so happy for you that you have gained so much of your free-spirit back and that you have claimed back your body and your sexuality. You give me hope that someday I too may claim ownership of my body, give it the love and respect
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: "Rise above the Storm"...(my new tattoo) by GT13568 @ 09/19/14 01:38 PM

Quote:For me is is a positive daily affirmation that this is my body... Well said, island. This is such an important feeling, and a tattoo is a powerful reminder to have. Congratulations!
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