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Jump to new posts Re: And Life Drags Slowly On... by woodenshoes @ 10/14/14 10:47 PM

Bravefalcon Ken i was sadden by your story. You were one of the first to welcome me to this site. You are a valued partner in this journey thru hell. I also looked for your responses as someone who knows what happens next in this journey and your
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Jump to new posts Re: And Life Drags Slowly On... by BraveFalcon @ 10/14/14 10:07 PM

Thank you for your kind words, Rich. I want you to know that I do take them to heart. It's always tough for me to believe that anything I could ever do or have said would be very worthwhile to anyone, because most of the time I truly do feel like no
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Giving back by BraveFalcon @ 10/14/14 10:01 PM

Hi Rich. Just so you know, I think your post in the Progress forum was awesome, as is this post. It definitely makes me glad to know you've made so much progress since you came to MS and I consider myself lucky to have been able to get to know you a
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Bad Night Upcoming Family Group Session by sorryson @ 10/14/14 09:55 PM

Rich1967 thank you for the support, I am fearful of the meeting. Mama always has a way of making me feel guilty. The cold shoulder, turning her eyes away from us pretending we do not exist. I see Mama was very immature and would act like a baby.
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Jump to new posts Re: Bad Night Upcoming Family Group Session by sorryson @ 10/14/14 09:52 PM

Kevin I have been thinking about your question. What was life like for me until I realized what was done to Dad was wrong and my anger was misdirected at the wrong person? It is a difficult question to answer. I had buried another secret my own se
Spirituality and Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Finding Strength through Faith - Triggers by BuffaloCO @ 10/14/14 09:23 PM

Well, anger surfaces again. Guess I still have stuff to work out. Just when you think you have something beaten for good, a new challenge comes along so I post to vent because it rattles me, but here I get good advice and support. The really cool th
Sexual Abuse/Exploitation In Media
Jump to new posts Re: Thoughts on how we were groomed by lapchinj @ 10/14/14 08:53 PM

Hey CJ If my parents were involved with me then they would have seen a change in me by 14. That year of my life really fucked me up, they would have had to see that there was something wrong with me. I know I would have been able to tell if one of
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Jump to new posts Re: Trying to Start by BuffaloCO @ 10/14/14 08:45 PM

Thanks guys. Guess I still have stuff to work out. Just when you think you have something beaten for good, a new challenge comes along so I post to vent because it rattles me, but here I get good advice and support. The really cool thing now for m
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Jump to new posts Re: new horrors by BuffaloCO @ 10/14/14 08:40 PM

Hey, glad you posted. I totally get that. Sometimes I need to just post here too because here I know people really really get it, when no one else seems to. I am grateful your here too.
Sexual Abuse/Exploitation In Media
Jump to new posts Re: Thoughts on how we were groomed by Bluedogone @ 10/14/14 06:42 PM

lapchinj - You are to be commended for your courage and bravery to put the whole horrible story out here. It's so alarming to read and to realize the depravity of some humans, and to think that we are in the same human species as them. Reading is so
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: not again... by Bluedogone @ 10/14/14 06:13 PM

Sven, {{{{{Sven}}}}} If you can, try to stay busy with your normal routine of living. That will help a little bit to keep the anxiety down during this very stressful situation. Not knowing what to expect can really get to you. My thoughts and best
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Jump to new posts Re: not again... by Sven @ 10/14/14 05:56 PM

I have a friend that i can maybe stay with, but he knows where they live for sure, dont want to drag them in to this. He's already free, haven't seen him yet... Could mean anything.. Wich is causing even more anxiety... I'm trying hard not to just do
Spirituality and Survivors
Jump to new posts Whats the process by freeze-on @ 10/14/14 05:08 PM

I started by asking the question....i suppose its for anyone, but..please advise if able. I have been nearly one and a half years sober from alcohol(3 year binge), compulsive use of masturbation/pornography to numb, sex with anyone or anything, avoi
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: new horrors by traveler @ 10/14/14 05:06 PM

MarkK - yeah, that one hit me hard, too. glad to "see" you again - though not under these circumstances. we are here for you. if you want to PM, feel free. Lee
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Jump to new posts Re: tony casu by CafeMan @ 10/14/14 04:12 PM

Tony was a great person. We connected via chat and clicked right away, often talking off site about so many topics. I just found out this afternoon, and it's been raining all day here in Chicago. I am sad for this loss of a wonderful man. However
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Jump to new posts Re: poem 58 by victor-victim @ 10/14/14 03:34 PM

from the start to the finish. from the first to the last. from the beginning to the end. from the introduction to the conclusion. from the departure to the arrival. a most amazing adventure. a nice rhythmic railroad ride, restful... like the c
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Jump to new posts Re: wretched weekend by victor-victim @ 10/14/14 03:20 PM

my weekend was wrecked too. personal problems out of proportion. misunderstanding leads to overreaction. communication becomes confused and corrupted. emotions run like wild horses. relationships, like all ships, repeatedly require repairs and
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: dreams by zip14 @ 10/14/14 02:58 PM

I wish I could salvage such detail out of my dreams as you NSM. I have a recurring dream. I am 12 (age of abuse)and am watching my own funeral. I see my name on the tombstone birth/death date etc... I suspect it stems from the feeling that my innoc
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Having difficulty releasing negative feelings.. by Rich1967 @ 10/14/14 02:32 PM

Wow, there is so much there in your post that I relate to. I am sorry no one responded sooner. Sometimes these things just get buried in amongst all the other stuff going on. There are LOTS of posts in the forums about this stuff but they are not
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Will it all of have been worth it by zip14 @ 10/14/14 02:02 PM

TBK, Sounds like you are reading my bio and posting it here. At one time I thought I might become a Priest but my Catholic Teacher/abuser knocked that thought right out of me. Clearly I wasn't good enough for that as a shamed and soiled school boy
Sexual Abuse/Exploitation In Media
Jump to new posts Re: Thoughts on how we were groomed by DavoSwim @ 10/14/14 01:58 PM

Todd, Your story is painful to read, but so important in getting out the message of how evil some people are. It took a great deal of courage to write it, and you must possess great strength in order to compose your story. The fact that you're abl
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Bad Night Upcoming Family Group Session by Rich1967 @ 10/14/14 01:26 PM

Sorryson, I am impressed with your comprehension of what's going on. It sounds like you have a good support team getting you to and through these tough situations. That is so key I think. I wish you all the best in what is to come. In these ty
Sexual Abuse/Exploitation In Media
Jump to new posts Re: Thoughts on how we were groomed by lapchinj @ 10/14/14 01:12 PM

Hey Todd, Yeah it seems that your bio didn't have to groom you at all. You belonged to him and he did what he wanted. I see all the events from your bio to your stepfather to your teacher and peers groomed you into isolation and the need for father
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