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Poetry
Jump to new posts Re: Trigger Warning - Father by victor-victim @ 42 minutes 6 seconds ago

(iaccus)
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Another meltdown in church by KMCINVA @ Today at 04:57 PM

Abused9 Church is probably a grounding point for you, an emotional attachment or place that once gave you peace. You are going and facing the past, in time the pain of what the priest did should soften. You will see the priest and institution diff
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Going to se the movie Spotlight by abused9 @ Today at 02:45 PM

Dave, I completely understand.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Something new to hold onto by iaccus @ Today at 01:48 PM

I love it!
Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: Am I simply not enough? by LinEar @ Today at 01:21 PM

Yes. I fall into the "comparison trap" all the time. Actively working to stop those thoughts when I realize that they're coming up.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Letter to my T TRIGGER WARNING by KMCINVA @ Today at 01:18 PM

Iaccus I hope today brings some resolution as you walk through this part of your life with your T. You have conflicted emotions of your mother as your mother and your abuser. Thoughts are with you Kevin
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Triggar warning (Pride) by Jay1946 @ Today at 10:38 AM

Wise words, Brian.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Why do I feel this. (TRIGGER))))) by Jay1946 @ Today at 10:36 AM

I was totally unaware of this whole issue of "body memories" until my therapist introduced me to "Sensorymotor Psychotherapy". In doing several exercises I learned to link body sensations with emotions and thoughts. I am now sure
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: New Roommate is Triggering (trigger warning) by BFree27 @ Today at 08:13 AM

Thank you all. It has been going well so far. He's been living with us for about a week now and I'm starting to be able to sleep again. I agree that this is probably a good test on how well I can adapt again. It's been so long since I've had to. It
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: How to talk so someone will listen by KMCINVA @ Today at 07:05 AM

Dark Empathy, sounds like you have a wonderful relationship. You are mastering communication--difficult in many relationships. I have been told communication fails for several reasons, 1. failure to listen 2. preconceived ideas or answers in the h
Survivors of Female Abuse
Jump to new posts Re: Exploring sexual attraction safely. by dark empathy @ Today at 05:22 AM

Hi Gaat. This was interesting for me to read given where I'm at at the moment. I've been genophobic for years, both afraid of my own responses and afraid of what any of my impulses might cause me to do to a woman. I always found blatant physical a
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: H has now started Twink Porn- Worried by traveler @ Today at 03:23 AM

karin4him - of course, not knowing more of the details, I can't tell you what you should do. but I would encourage you to suggest that he gets professional help for the issues connected with the CSA if he hasn't already. and reading and discussing h
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Inspirational Quotes by toysoldier @ Today at 12:24 AM

"Sometime God redeems your story by surrounding you with people who need to hear your past, so it doesn't become their future."
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: I think all survivors struggle with this by Austin54 @ Today at 12:11 AM

Thanks I needed that... I sometimes stand back and look at my life and all that I have accomplished and it truly amazes me... because on a day to day basis I am just an insecure man/ boy inside, with many dreams and hopes but feeling broken and handi
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Birthday and wishing for change by tommyb @ Yesterday at 09:44 PM

(smc1972) Ramble as much as you want.
Spirituality and Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Native American Religion by victor-victim @ Yesterday at 09:01 PM

Oklevueha Native American Church www.nativeamericanchurches.org Indigenous American Native Spiritual Heritage The Indigenous American Native Religious healing traditions (Oklevueha Native American Church) have been suppressed and taken to the verge
U.S. & World News
Jump to new posts Re: terrible news 'sexual emergency' by KMCINVA @ Yesterday at 08:48 PM

Disgusting--how disturbed. The poor boy will never be the same. I was sick to my stomach reading it. And at the end the 13 year old girl who is repeatedly raped by her 26 year old husband. What a world we live in.
Poetry
Jump to new posts Re: the art of expression by victor-victim @ Yesterday at 07:22 PM

"The word should be like butter or avocado or steak or hot biscuits, or onion rings or whatever is really needed, it should be almost as if you could pick up the words and eat them." ~ Charles Bukowski Poetry is what happens when not
Books, Music & Films for Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Songs for survivors by victor-victim @ Yesterday at 07:10 PM

thank you, LinEar! the song is sad, but it gets the message through. more people need to hear this. and in case anyone missed the post and link above, i repeat it here, because it is worth listening to. Philip LaRue - Window *Triggers -- se
Poetry
Jump to new posts Re: Turmoi by victor-victim @ Yesterday at 06:47 PM

enjoyed reading this. more than once. especially... Originally Posted By: Brian CardozaI used my tears to wet the soil of my personal growth I grew up twisted and angry Till I saw the light and shoot straight for it.
Books, Music & Films for Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: some song lyrics (maybe triggering) by john22 @ Yesterday at 06:06 PM

Chris Garneau: "Between The Bars" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRMY9bGo_Ds&list=PLvVcfX1nULqVSZGtnShj80-svw7b2D-iz (original by Elliott Smith: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPD-a1FjUtU) "Between The Bars" Drink up, baby
Men Abused/Assaulted as Adults
Jump to new posts Re: Assaulted as an adult by another man---Triggers by oriolesguy @ Yesterday at 05:17 PM

johelp, I echo everyone else... it wasn't your fault. But that won't explain the feelings of guilt, humiliation, helplessness and anger that you may also have as result. It sounds as though you are blaming yourself. The blame game thing is easy to
Books, Music & Films for Survivors
Jump to new posts Echoes of Innocence- Survivor - Stephen Hill by oriolesguy @ Yesterday at 04:46 PM

This is one book I could have written, since so much is like what happened to me. The author starts out with the circumstances of his having been raped at age 16. The book then goes into his life leading up to that point, and then after that point.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Dealing with isolation by 14by10 @ Yesterday at 12:24 PM

There are two kinds of isolation, emotional and physical. There are times when I want to be physically alone. This could be for solitude to recharge or when being physically alone feels like being in a safe space. Then there are times when I am wit
Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: The Day's Music by LinEar @ Yesterday at 11:18 AM

Thanks for sharing this one. "I donít want to bathe I'm afraid Iíll lose your smell" This speaks to me!
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