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Jump to new posts New by JCEldrid @ 07/27/14 05:48 PM

As with many I have a pain filled past I am struggling to overcome. It happened 20 years ago and nightly feels like yesterday. I don't know how or if I can share or move very fast down the road to recovery. All I know is that I am consumed and hau
Survivors of Female Abuse
Jump to new posts Re: Guilt anyone? by fhorns @ 07/27/14 05:46 PM

Struggle? I found it peaceful NOT admitting vs. feeling like a perp myself when admitting it. Not admitting it NEVER gave me peace though--I'm angry at myself admitting this. I lied to myself my entire life since.....who's my audience? Paying $10
Survivors of Female Abuse
Jump to new posts Re: I give them all my power by fhorns @ 07/27/14 05:21 PM

demonizing men....... I asked myself "what do I think of men?" Yikes. I think of men as selfish, self-centered mostly---for my father was never there for me. I met him by my brother's imput at age 17, and very quickly set up camp in his
Survivors of Female Abuse
Jump to new posts Re: Simply: how the hell do I do this? by fhorns @ 07/27/14 05:09 PM

"the least bit appropriate" Very good choice of words :-). People admitting it is really rare for public admission. So, I'm glad I do better writing. MS is a gift to me. Keeps it in a safe place. Finally, thanks for sharing how you've
Survivors of Female Abuse
Jump to new posts Re: Wondering if I'm alone by fhorns @ 07/27/14 05:04 PM

It's good to know I'm not alone. The first thought when I wrote that was "what if I want to be alone?!" It's unhealthy, yes. I'm realizing, and have been for some time, that I chose this loneliness. Not having to face rejection and cr
Gay/Bi/Trans Survivors
Jump to new posts Finally feeling whole by irishguym @ 07/27/14 04:33 PM

I'd posted around these parts in the past. I like many was caught in a vicious cycle of trying to figure out my sexuality and trying to figure if/how it related to the abuse I'd suffered. It was a lengthy painful journey. After trying as hard as
U.S. & World News
Jump to new posts Re: SWEET Justice! by victor-victim @ 07/27/14 04:24 PM

in our industry, there is supervisor who is also a serial sexual predator. he has assaulted and molested several young women through various methods both subtle and sinister. using the power of his position of authority he gains access to interns
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Still Wowed...WoR Chester, CT by victor-victim @ 07/27/14 04:16 PM

nothing i could see in the vancouver, bc, kanada zone. scarce recovery resources up here in the great north. --------------notes----------------------------- British Columbia provincial population: 4.61 million (2.46 live in the greater vanc
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts I defer to Ken Singer by WriterKeith @ 07/27/14 04:00 PM

Ken Singer's comment on "Do I Have to Forgive?"
U.S. & World News
Jump to new posts Re: SWEET Justice! by Still @ 07/27/14 03:58 PM

We just had a likely false-accusation at a local school. I know a bit of inside info...enough to know I will never be alone with any minor (other than my kids) ever. Avoiding that situation still would not have gotten this teacher out of trouble and
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Still Wowed...WoR Chester, CT by WriterKeith @ 07/27/14 03:32 PM

VV, Here is the link to the Weekend of Recovery 2014 calendar: WOR 2014 Schedule The fee is a "gulp," but it is justified when calculating the expenses of producing the WOR events. MS posts that some assistance is available on the registration f
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Still Wowed...WoR Chester, CT by victor-victim @ 07/27/14 03:14 PM

great news, and good to hear. thanks for the inspirational cheer. i wonder if they have those weekends in my city?
Poetry
Jump to new posts Re: William Wordsworth by victor-victim @ 07/27/14 03:02 PM

The Forsaken The peace which other seek they find; The heaviest storms not longet last; Heaven grants even to the guiltiest mind An amnesty for what is past; When will my sentence be reversed? I only pray to know the worst; And wish as if my heart w
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Still Wowed...WoR Chester, CT by randombreeze @ 07/27/14 02:39 PM

How much healing can possibly occur over the course of just one weekend? Since returning from CT two weeks ago, I feel affirmed, accepted, and for the first time in my 56 year life....fully loved. Never have I been capable of feeling anything ne
Poetry
Jump to new posts William Wordsworth by victor-victim @ 07/27/14 02:35 PM

Daffodils I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shi
Spirituality and Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Daily Meditation by victor-victim @ 07/27/14 02:29 PM

thoughts for today... Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Give us this day our daily bread. Th
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: appropriate for a wife to confront husband's perp? by victor-victim @ 07/27/14 01:54 PM

confronting the spouses abuser? very risky and may cause stress for the survivor. it may be viewed as a breach of trust if the disclosure was meant to be private. could backfire without professional guidance. probably best to get the spouses per
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Guilt and stuff by Nothing Man @ 07/27/14 01:49 PM

TXB, please remember that you are not alone on this website. I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder years ago and while there is a genetic component to it there is also an environmental factor as well. I am no expert but I think that is tru
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: yearning to hold the boy I was by Nothing Man @ 07/27/14 01:38 PM

Bob, what a wonderful post.
Humor
Jump to new posts old tv shows from the 1960s by victor-victim @ 07/27/14 01:20 PM

dance like nobody is watching
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Its Never Too Late to Have a Great Childhood by randombreeze @ 07/27/14 01:18 PM

Thought provoking concept(parenting oneself) and so relevant to my own journey moving forward. Many years of self loathing, while at the same time being the best parent I knew how to for my now three grown, and successful children, left me still de
Humor
Jump to new posts Re: dogzilla by victor-victim @ 07/27/14 01:13 PM

and now... the most anticipated showdown in history. the ultimate battle between two legends of the screen. the final fight to see who will rule the dinosaurs. GODZILLA versus BARNEY
Survivors of Female Abuse
Jump to new posts Re: I give them all my power by gaatt @ 07/27/14 01:06 PM

Originally Posted By: fhornsI give (women) all my power. Hi fhorns, The only thing I've found that seems to help me take it back is getting in touch with my anger and de-demonizing men. Yes, I give my power away to women too and I generally regret
Survivors of Female Abuse
Jump to new posts Re: Simply: how the hell do I do this? by gaatt @ 07/27/14 01:01 PM

Originally Posted By: fhornsI'M NOT YOUR BOYFRIEND MOM! Thanks fhorns. I'm with you on that one. I'm not totally sure how this healing thing works. I just stumble along getting into trouble fairly regularly looking for places that are safe enoug
Humor
Jump to new posts Re: dogzilla by victor-victim @ 07/27/14 12:52 PM

SHARK versus PORK SHARK:1 PORK:0 stay calm, this could never happen in real life. no pigs were hurt during the making of this gif.
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