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Jump to new posts Joseph Campbell by victor-victim @ 04/17/15 10:03 PM

Just as anyone who listens to the muse will hear, you can write out of your own intention or out of inspiration.      ~ Joseph Campbell
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Jump to new posts Re: 3 Little Pigs by unhappycamper @ 04/17/15 06:55 PM

Wow, things are really bubbling to the surface here in the DC area. But I try to remember: At least a news article means they caught the perv(s). John
U.S. & World News
Jump to new posts Re: Cops Too? Yes! Cops too. by unhappycamper @ 04/17/15 06:52 PM

I see he worked at a high school from 2006 to 2009. Big surprise! I wonder if he had other jobs that put him in contact with teens or children. Oh well, another perv caught! John
Jump to new posts Re: The Real Me by Shyshark @ 04/17/15 06:26 PM

Fascinating. Thanks for letting us share it.
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Jump to new posts Re: gerard (jerry) drozda, aka starman77 by KMCINVA @ 04/17/15 06:03 PM

Sorry for your loss. Thoughts are with you, his family and Gerard.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Anyone have the same issue? by Dolphinboy @ 04/17/15 06:03 PM

Just being in a conversation is difficult for me, I constantly worry that people will "see through me", so I rather don't speak when in a group. I have worked very hard on my self esteem issues, and my confidence has improved, although grou
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Lost years by Dave PNW @ 04/17/15 05:32 PM

Hard stuff facing our past and recognizing it could have been different. I think some of that is helpful as a part of understanding the depth and impact of the injury caused by the sexual abuse that was done to us. We need to understand the injury to
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Dealing with Loss by Dave PNW @ 04/17/15 05:09 PM

Obi, sorry you lost a friend. I know that bitter and disorienting and painful emptiness. And I know you might not want to hear this just now, but you will feel eventually that the good human connection you made with him, the bond you felt is worth th
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: I need advice on stopping flashbacks by KMCINVA @ 04/17/15 04:42 PM

I am sorry you are experiencing flashbacks. You mind is telling you it is time to process the past and the abuse. I know how disturbing and scary they can be. It is reliving something you for so long tried to forget. Letting the secret out is the fi
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Living next door to my mother (abuser) by lapchinj @ 04/17/15 03:13 PM

Hey iaccus, All I can say is WOW. I brought my parents up from Florida about 7 years ago. I built an addition to my house so they could have their own private life but having my family to help if need be. My father was 100 years old this past April
Jump to new posts Re: "Oh, no - not again!" TRIGGERS? by Obi @ 04/17/15 11:17 AM

Yes, I do have those moments. They become less and less with time from working on my recovery.
Gay/Bi/Trans Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: DAD/SON Incest Sexual Fetish by Blessedcurse @ 04/17/15 09:27 AM

This is a really interesting thread. I think it's a good thing to start thinking about own sexual behaviour with an open mind. What is hurting me and what is healing? What do I have to reevaluate when getting to know myself better? To me it is impos
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Jump to new posts Re: Cleared My Schedule--It Was A Good Day by Landscape @ 04/17/15 08:30 AM

Sounds like a great day. Congratulations.
Jump to new posts Re: Back For a Visit by sorryson @ 04/17/15 04:49 AM

Jude I have read some of you posts and I am so glad you are moving past the abuse. It helps me as I am trying to move on know it can be done. I hope to be where you are one of these days. Thank you for givng us hope and a goal we can achieve. Paul
Male Survivors
Thank you. It was a great idea. I add another regret. I should have been there for Dad and I should have gotten to know his wife. She is a remarkable woman and Dad deserved someone like her after all he went through from his sexual abuse to how he
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Perp as a real person by Blessedcurse @ 04/17/15 03:20 AM

I had this memory today, or more like many memories with this special detail enlarged. I remember fathers eyes when he looked at me in many different occations as he was selling me och doing stuff to me himself. And I remember how I felt when he look
Jump to new posts Re: broken by tguy @ 04/16/15 11:21 PM

your welcome blue
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Jump to new posts Re: Inspirational Quotes by victor-victim @ 04/16/15 10:05 PM

“When you write down your ideas you automatically focus your full attention on them. Few if any of us can write one thought and think another at the same time. Thus a pencil and paper make excellent concentration tools.” Michael Leboeuf IMAGINEERING
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Was porn part of the ritual of your abuse? by JayBro @ 04/16/15 04:58 PM

*TRIGGER WARNING* I was used in online/cyber child porn and quite often my perps would send me porn, often with themes of abuse if it were role play or fantasy etc. Well, for them it was a "safe" way of living out those/their fantasies beca
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Jump to new posts Re: You are all amazing! by md4e @ 04/16/15 04:19 PM

Thank you so much, some days are so very hard but we love because we LOVE THEM. And this place helps us understand why it can/is so difficult. So thank you!!
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Jump to new posts Nasty Pig! by Still @ 04/16/15 11:27 AM

Mom loses 5 kids over sex party with daughter's friends A 35-year-old Georgia mother has lost custody of her five children after being arrested for allegedly hosting a party for her teenage daughter and joining in the festivities, which featur
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Jump to new posts Re: Input requested - survivor curious sex with men by Mishka95673 @ 04/16/15 10:34 AM

Acorn and Esposa, Thank you both for your wise input. I was a little uncertain about the health of his desire to actually carry out the fantasy and a teeny bit uncertain about where to draw the boundary with his curiosity. Acorn, thank you for sugge
Spirituality and Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: other spiritualities by Castle @ 04/16/15 09:28 AM

Originally Posted By: WalkingSouthReligion is the garbage of spirituality. Religion does great damage in most cases. Spirituality on the other hand is what I think you are recognizing within yourself, but it cannot be defined within the strictures
Jump to new posts Carl Cone - Hardened Heart by victor-victim @ 04/16/15 03:29 AM

The Hardened Heart Broken and battered Shell shocked and shattered Finding you nowhere when moments had mattered Chafed by its cage Engrossed with its rage Tumultuously tossed in its most brittle stage Dying to know Desperate to glow Beating a melod
Sexual Identity Issues
Jump to new posts Re: THE END OF SSA-Easily Overcome by woodenshoes @ 04/15/15 11:02 PM

1lifenow I'm glad to see you follow what you feel. Some of us do struggle from what happen to us. We have to remember it doesn't define who we are inside. You have to be comfortable in your skin. All the best Ws
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