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Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Something new to hold onto by AlexBoyd @ 02/09/16 02:35 PM

Those of us who teach or have taught know how precious that letter will be to the recipient. We are clearly not in it for money. When a student thanks a teacher for making a difference in the way s/he sees and navigates the world...it's really the ul
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Something new to hold onto by LinEar @ 02/09/16 02:32 PM

I understand the childhood trauma/sexual abuse dilemma. Depending on the situation/context, I'll find myself saying something like "somebody really hurt me when I was a kid."
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Something new to hold onto by kylew @ 02/09/16 01:55 PM

Today she would have received the letter. Being retired I would imagine she has read it by now. I have mixed emotions about it now, but mostly good. Just thinking that she will naturally assume what I meant when I said childhood trauma. That can
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Letter to my T TRIGGER WARNING by Bluedogone @ 02/09/16 01:03 PM

Good work, iaccus Even though you dissociated in half the session, you didn't in the other half. That's great, you faced what must have been an extremely emotional subject. I agree that being able to write it out, as you did in the email, is definit
Humor
Jump to new posts Re: Fun with puns by Bluedogone @ 02/09/16 12:46 PM

Good One, Mike !!
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Letter to my T TRIGGER WARNING by SmartShadow @ 02/09/16 12:36 PM

Rest well you earned it.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Letter to my T TRIGGER WARNING by SmartShadow @ 02/09/16 12:34 PM

Wow Iaccus, as difiacult as it was for you to tune in fully during your session and as intense as your emotions were for you around the guilt you have bottled up, you did it. You did an awesome job of working through it. Well done. I think wrightin
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Letter to my T TRIGGER WARNING by iaccus @ 02/09/16 11:37 AM

Just a follow up since I received so many private messages about it. I was very nervous at the session. My T didnt get my email until just before and sat there reading it while I waited. I was unable to effectively communicate in more than one or t
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Another meltdown in church by KMCINVA @ 02/09/16 11:12 AM

Abused9 When I went this past weekend I was disconnected--in a good way-nothing of the abuse--maybe surroundings were different, priest was humble and people I did not really know--except for the one family I was with. No reminders of the past or th
Poetry
Jump to new posts Re: Parasitoid (maybe triggering - imagery) by concerned_husky @ 02/09/16 10:33 AM

Thanks 30something...I appreciate it.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Role Reversal by Nothing Man @ 02/09/16 09:10 AM

Hi Husky. Addiction is addiction is addiction and so many of us have suffered from the various forms this illness takes. I am a recovering addict myself and so your post moved me because I understand the feeling of vulnerability and being so alone
Humor
Jump to new posts Re: Fun with puns by Nothing Man @ 02/09/16 08:54 AM

A man was dining alone in a fancy restaurant and there was a gorgeous redhead sitting at the next table. He had been checking her out since he sat down, but lacked the nerve to talk with her. Suddenly she sneezed, and her glass eye came flying o
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Another meltdown in church by abused9 @ 02/09/16 08:54 AM

Thanks for the words Kevin As I sit in church lately, I'm finding myself disconnected, and having flashbacks, and a bit numb. Perhaps I need a break from going. I'm not sure of the benefit of going if my mind seems to not be there.
Poetry
Jump to new posts Re: Trigger Warning - Father by Shyshark @ 02/09/16 08:38 AM

((( iaccus )))
Poetry
Jump to new posts Re: Trigger Warning - Father by Terry1992 @ 02/09/16 08:21 AM

Iaccus I understand
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Role Reversal by concerned_husky @ 02/09/16 08:04 AM

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Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: New Roommate is Triggering (trigger warning) by Austin54 @ 02/09/16 04:49 AM

Great BFree... It is wonderful ad encouraging to see people advance and grow! Thanks for your patience and flexibility, they are good qualities that will take you far and lead to much healing.
Poetry
Jump to new posts Re: Ralph Waldo Emerson by victor-victim @ 02/09/16 12:38 AM

(tommyb)
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Depression in public. Looking for advice here. by 30something @ 02/08/16 11:10 PM

abused9, I'm sorry you are/were hurting. I agree with concerned_husky that you are fine to feel the way you feel. Since you asked, one thing that has worked for me (in terms of working through strong emotions when they strike) is avoiding alcohol a
Poetry
Jump to new posts Re: Parasitoid (maybe triggering - imagery) by 30something @ 02/08/16 10:58 PM

Such powerful imagery, concerned_husky. I hope you know how brave (and un-Zombie like) it is to put what you feel into words.
Books, Music & Films for Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Echoes of Innocence- Survivor - Stephen Hill by 30something @ 02/08/16 10:35 PM

Thank you for the rec, oriolesguy.
U.S. & World News
Jump to new posts Re: Superbowl & sex trafficking by LinEar @ 02/08/16 09:50 PM

Good. At the arrests.
Men Abused/Assaulted as Adults
Jump to new posts Re: Assaulted as an adult by another man---Triggers by Sterling @ 02/08/16 09:42 PM

Im really sorry this happened to you johelp. very saddened by this. take good care of yourself! These guys are amazing here; hope you can trust guys here to be there for you when you need support. James
U.S. & World News
Jump to new posts Re: Superbowl & sex trafficking by victor-victim @ 02/08/16 09:31 PM

more on this topic The FBI and local law enforcement agencies announced the arrests in February of 360 sex buyers and 68 traffickers and the recovery of 30 juvenile victims in a six-month operation in anticipation of the 2015 Super Bowl. The year b
Sexual Abuse/Exploitation In Media
Jump to new posts Thorn Technology Task Force by victor-victim @ 02/08/16 09:25 PM

“WE KNOW THAT TECHNOLOGY FACILITATES THE EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN, BUT WE ALSO KNOW THAT WITHIN TECHNOLOGY RESIDES A SOLUTION.” THORN TECHNOLOGY TASK FORCE https://www.wearethorn.org/ "The Thorn Technology Task Force is comprised of more than
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