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#203333 - 02/03/08 12:42 PM Support Groups
Dude. Offline
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Registered: 01/26/08
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Loc: USA
I am completely alone in my "recovery." Are there any local support groups out there?



Edited by Dude. (02/03/08 12:43 PM)

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#203336 - 02/03/08 12:49 PM Re: Support Groups [Re: Dude.]
Lazarus Offline
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Registered: 07/01/07
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Loc: Below the radar, USA
I have to suggest that you are NOT alone. There are more than 4000 guys on this website that are here for you to talk to and to support you. Of course there are support groups, counselling services and therapists who can also help. It's good to find as many of those other resources as you can.

But you are not alone. Trust me.

Lazarus

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#203337 - 02/03/08 12:51 PM Re: Support Groups [Re: Dude.]
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Loc: St. Louis, Missouri
Dude,

Well, I would have to say you will have to be more specific. Your profile says you're in the USA. Well, yes their are many support groups in the USA.

I could make a list for you, but with 50 states, and thousands of cities, the list would get kind of long.

Have you checked the home page?

Also look under the "classified board". Many guys will mention local groups they are trying to start.

Good luck in your hunt.

Carl

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Happiness is like peeing your pants; Everyone can see it, but only YOU feel the warmth.

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#203349 - 02/03/08 02:36 PM Re: Support Groups [Re: Scoutvictim]
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Dude,

A good place to start is to ask your therapist if she knows of any local support groups or group therapy settings for male sexual abuse survivors. If she does not ask her to ask her colleagues in the local area.

Best wishes in your search.

John

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“Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy ____…! What a ride!’” ~Hunter S. Thompson

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#203476 - 02/04/08 06:57 AM Re: Support Groups [Re: WalkingSouth]
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Dude, I understand this feeling. I love MS and all the guys here who understand, but I too would like that face to face contact. I guess it's just the "next level" if you will. I've been looking long and hard in my area, and haven't found anything yet. Closest thing I've found, and I'm thinking about checking them out this coming friday is a group called "Celebrate Recovery". When I first checked out their website I was going to write off even looking into it, as they stress their focus on overcoming addictions etc, which I really don't have a problem with at this point in time. I called the local director of the group in my area and after talking to him I figured I'd at least check it out some time and see, as he mentioned that they have people attending that are struggling with abuse issues, abandonment, and a number of other 'non-addiction' issues. So I'm going to give it a whirl at least once or twice and see if I can find anyone else dealing with what I'm dealing with. Can't hurt. Who knows, even if know one there has experienced what we have here, perhaps I'll at least find some local shoulders to lean on.

I will keep looking for a dedicated MS group, and barring that, when I'm ready I'll will do what I can to start one up. My area is severly lacking in resources, so maybe I can do my part to help that out. We'll see. I'm not quite ready for that step yet, but I've got it in my sights for sometime down the line.


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