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Sexual Identity Issues
Jump to new posts Re: SSA and my best friend by Serious Dave @ 05/02/15 01:02 PM

Inside, First, I'm so glad you have formed close relationships now and in the past. I think that in itself is a major accomplishment. I have just begun forming those kinds of (non-sexual) relationships, and I think they're critical to my recovery.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Inspirational Quotes by victor-victim @ 05/02/15 02:36 AM

Originally Posted By: banteringsIt is a commonly held misconception that most people are afraid to die. It is actually the opposite that is true; Most people are afraid to live.
Books, Music & Films for Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: CPS and Child Trafficking by victor-victim @ 05/02/15 02:10 AM CPS Corruption: Children for sale ?
Jump to new posts Re: Facing my past by smc1972 @ 05/02/15 01:44 AM

Sterling, It's ok to be honest just have people respond to my post means a lot to me no matter the message. This will sound silly but it's like wow someone read my post. Again thanks
Sexual Identity Issues
Jump to new posts Re: Used Porn as a release by smc1972 @ 05/02/15 01:28 AM

Originally Posted By: Nothing ManI think part of the reason why masturbation becomes a release for so many of us is that it allows us to find some sexual satisfaction without having to touch another and thus, according to dysfunctional thinking, harm
Jump to new posts Re: San Diego support group by smc1972 @ 05/02/15 01:22 AM

Thank you for the kind message and understanding. Maybe one day I will be able to be in person and share these things it is just to much. I did call and talk to a person at the 1 in 6 support lounge which was extremely hard. I hate to admit I am ju
Jump to new posts Poem 59 by dark empathy @ 05/01/15 08:18 PM

Jagged as the cloven fingers hotter than the star's cold, Foolish he who sits and lingers, trying the moon to hold. Strike off darkness, strike off light, strike off all that burns inside, Only fools can hope despite another broken heart. Broken
Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: Cooks Corner a Male Survivors Guide to Food by victor-victim @ 05/01/15 04:13 PM

keep it up! cooking and eating is a pivotal fulcrum in our family. we gather round the kitchen, like too many cooks. usually one person eventually dominates for the day, and they get to cook, but only after the rest have carefully scrutinized, cr
Jump to new posts Re: The Gift by Scott1962 @ 05/01/15 08:48 AM

Excellent job Alex
Jump to new posts Re: home by Nothing Man @ 05/01/15 07:48 AM

Well done.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Success (where previously I failed) by don64 @ 04/30/15 09:09 PM

Hi Magellan, Reading your post rang some bells in me about contingent thinking. It is a really big issue for me, and has ruined most of my life. I'm beginning to work out of it little by little here at age 65. So, what I'm trying to learn for mys
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Physical and Psychological Conditions from CSA by banterings @ 04/30/15 09:08 PM

Kevin, If you read my story here; you can see what I suffered. I have never sleep walked, but it was in 8th grade that I stayed awake all night without sleep. I now only sleep 2-4 hours a night and have already gone 4 days without sleep. I push m
Jump to new posts Re: The Special Gifts I Threw Away by AlexBoyd @ 04/30/15 08:51 PM

I'm honored that my poem inspired you to post this piece with its important message that gifts can be positive. Thanks for sharing. Alex
Men Abused/Assaulted as Adults
Jump to new posts unique perspective as adult survivor [triggers] by banterings @ 04/30/15 06:24 PM

I have a question for those of you who suffered assault as adults. First let me thank you in advance for reading this and those who respond. I guess I am asking this seeking validation for myself. You can read my story on the MS forum here:.
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Jump to new posts Re: Canon 1717 by ig3 @ 04/30/15 05:53 PM

The Nunciature acknowledged receipt of my letter addressed to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and sent it to the Vatican a couple of months ago. An attorney from the involved order visited my home and tried to get my phone number lyin
Men Abused/Assaulted as Adults
Jump to new posts Re: Why can't I let things go? by banterings @ 04/30/15 04:49 PM

Michael, Good for you! What you describe is called "ambushing." It happens in a variety of situations. I have talked to survivors who suffered PTSD from medical situations where they were ambushed. Two of the most common scenarios are a
Health and Wellbeing
Jump to new posts Re: ABC of Child Protection, forth edition, 2007 by Becoming Other @ 04/30/15 03:39 PM

What makes this book especially interesting though is that it definitely focuses on abuses which occur within the family. This is indeed the place where the majority of abuses occur. Most other resources quickly shut attention to institutions and s
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: back and ready to make more progress by Serious Dave @ 04/30/15 01:05 PM

AndrewT, Welcome back. I guess it's true what they say. Recovery is a journey, not a destination. We'll walk along with you and help carry the load. I'm glad you have such great support from your wife. With love, Dave
Jump to new posts Re: Forever by bluesky @ 04/30/15 09:09 AM

I am looking at my poems that I wrote and it gives me strength in this present moment. It is true that I should not live in the past and I can never go back and fix any of it. But I can learn from it and I can change my present moment to a moment of
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: guilt is everywhere by Serious Dave @ 04/30/15 07:42 AM

sorryson, Even if I'm feeling pretty good, guilt is always lurking in the shadows looking for a weak spot to take advantage of. The positive thing I get from your message, though, is that we can be rewired - that's hopeful. Thanks for your insig
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Ashamed and hating myself by smc1972 @ 04/29/15 11:58 PM

Smart shadow, Thanks for the support. I really like the idea of using the word "affected", I never thought about finding another word. for some reason the other word just really bothers me. I know for others it is the right word and I have
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Wanting to be upfront with what happen but........ by Bluedogone @ 04/29/15 11:08 PM

And it's a journey you shouldn't have to take by yourself. The guys here are understanding, compassionate and caring because we've experienced the monumental task of trying to deal with all this crap. And from the platform of MS you're definitely
Jump to new posts looking for group, people to chat sometimes? by Favero castel @ 04/29/15 08:13 PM

hello there. Im someone who got problems in the past.. I consider myself a loner and i spend much of the time with myself. I'd like to contact with someone to talk about issues, or group... the chat is good but usually i dont know what to say over
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Remembering the forgotten - Triggers by Bardo @ 04/29/15 06:15 PM

Until recently, I had no memory at all of the eight years when we lived in the house where I was abused. No memories of any family, not a single memory of a meal or an event, with very few exceptions. Amazing what our psyche will do to protect us. Yo
Men Abused/Assaulted as Adults
Jump to new posts Re: Assaulted as an adult by another man---Triggers by Chase Eric @ 04/29/15 04:43 PM

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