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Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: is this normal as a CSA survivor ? by VASurvivor @ 03/02/15 09:54 PM

Yes. Very. It's also "normal" to sympathize with your abuser(s). Google Stockholm Syndrome.
Poetry
Jump to new posts insecurities and bullies by Shyshark @ 03/02/15 08:45 PM

Living a life controlled by insecurity ... fear of rejection and betrayal ... ever fearful of who will spit in his face or stab him in the back is no way to live. It becomes permanently imprinted on his child's mind, when that is what it was like for
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: Hi! I’d like to introduce myself. by Chase Eric @ 03/02/15 08:21 PM

Your story is very affecting, and while I welcome you here, I am sorry for the reasons that brought you to us. I am particularly excited that you are a writer. Putting words to our shame, phrasing our secrets - the process is therapeutic and the pr
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts is this normal as a CSA survivor ? by Tryingtolive @ 03/02/15 07:38 PM

Is it normal for me to be in denial about my abuse . I still don't think it was abuse . But in reality it was ?
Introductions
Jump to new posts Hi! I’d like to introduce myself. by RichNewman @ 03/02/15 06:48 PM

My name is Richard, and I am really happy to here. I survived sexual abuse twice when I was a teenager back in the 1970s, each time by a different man. The first time, when I was twelve or thirteen, the man who violated me was a stranger who lived in
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Jump to new posts Re: i love you by Sterling @ 03/02/15 06:15 PM

when I want pnies. I don't want to spell that. I don't want you go away.
Health and Wellbeing
Jump to new posts Re: The Myth of Autism, by Sami Timimi by Becoming Other @ 03/02/15 06:08 PM

The myth of autism : medicalising men's and boys' social and emotional competence / Sami Timimi, Neil Gardner, and Brian McCabe Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 This book is actually quite challenging for me t
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Jump to new posts Re: i love you by Sterling @ 03/02/15 05:29 PM

he came into. left more. I want more. want more. food I give me more food. if I eat I make them happy. I hate you kiril. I will never see you ever again. I don't know why mom stays.
Humor
Jump to new posts Re: Super Golden Friends by Sterling @ 03/02/15 05:27 PM

that's pretty good. thanks.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: surroundings by traveler @ 03/02/15 04:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Obiwhenever i was on an actual date i usually got told that i wasn't interested in the person i was on the date with, because i wasn't making eye contact with that person for most of my time. that i was constantly looking all ar
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: Looking to rebuild from my past. by KMCINVA @ 03/02/15 04:34 PM

Michgem I hope you are feeling. External stress can definitely flair up internal stress. I remember it all to well but luckily I have been limited my exposure to external stresses that caused the internal stresses to take over. I have found new wa
U.S. & World News
Jump to new posts Re: That's it??!! by Nothing Man @ 03/02/15 03:47 PM

Same thing for a cop in Florida in February 2015: Broward County, FL — A former Florida police officer has admitted to forcing undocumented immigrants into having sex with him. Jonathan Bleiweiss, 34, pleaded guilty to an array of charges last week
Humor
Jump to new posts Re: Super Golden Friends by Nothing Man @ 03/02/15 03:43 PM

None of them use walkers, eh?
U.S. & World News
Jump to new posts That's it??!! by JayBro @ 03/02/15 03:24 PM

I am scratching my head... A politician here in Germany was merely fined €5000 for downloading child pornography. No conviction. No prison term. Not even mandatory therapeutic treatment is mention. Is that really it??!! I have read the story several
Survivor Stories
Jump to new posts My story as best I can write it TRIGGERS by iaccus @ 03/02/15 03:20 PM

It started as near as I can tell when I was around six years old. It began with my father coming to my room late at night, always late at night. I remember being awoken by somebody in my room on more than one occasion and not knowing who was for cert
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: surroundings by cosmos @ 03/02/15 02:52 PM

Exactly I became consumed within myself by myself, I think it was self-preservation, I’m slowly realizing that I really am sooo different from everyone even here, my experiences are so abhorrent from “normal”, it was so hard to reconcile the “normal”
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: surroundings by iaccus @ 03/02/15 02:45 PM

After rereading your section I decided I would add a little bit more if for no other reason than to let you know you're not alone. I was diagnosed a long time ago with borderline paranoid schizophrenia, among other things. It goes beyond just being a
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: Looking to rebuild from my past. by robwk1988 @ 03/02/15 02:44 PM

Hey I hope your feeling better if you ever need to talk or have a friend here you can always private message me. Take care and your so brave for posting.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: surroundings by Obi @ 03/02/15 02:09 PM

Interesting, cosmos. fear got you to a point of not acknowledging fear.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts paranoia by cosmos @ 03/02/15 01:38 PM

TRIGGER WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Christians and Anti-communists are warned too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TRIGGER WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: surroundings by cosmos @ 03/02/15 01:28 PM

Obi’s it’s all fear, just that I shut off anything to my mind that could not be seen as necessary for survival, it was my reality, I felt no fear, I became all –consumed with it, I was fear, and I learned how to use it, show people the fear in me, t
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: surroundings by Obi @ 03/02/15 12:42 PM

you're welcome, stymie.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: surroundings by stymie @ 03/02/15 12:35 PM

OBI Thank You for that. I do the same thing, and have been told I was strange and weird on a date and I thought I was. My wife used to accuse me of looking at other woman when I wasn't also. I have never put these two things together before now i
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: surroundings by Obi @ 03/02/15 12:26 PM

iaccus- it does seem natural. cosmos- yes, for me it is out of fear. i also equate it to a scene in the movie "the bourne identity". they are sitting in a cafe and jason bourne cases the place, people, everything because of his training.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: surroundings by cosmos @ 03/02/15 12:17 PM

Obi, I would have said place, but the meanings the same, heck I never cared or changed until I met my wife, she was forthright and just asked me about it, I’ve been fighting that old habit my entire life, I could still stand on a street corner and ju
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