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#221860 - 05/01/08 07:26 AM Male Survivor Discussion Groups
Hourglass52 Offline


Registered: 04/16/08
Posts: 59
Loc: New York
How many of us would go to Male survivor discussion groups if there was one in your area.
Not a 12 step program, a program where we could share, and learn from each other with professional guidance.

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#221874 - 05/01/08 08:03 AM Re: Male Survivor Discussion Groups [Re: Hourglass52]
Corbin327 Offline


Registered: 04/29/08
Posts: 38
Loc: New York
I would be there in moments. I've already done a search for a group in my area and found nothing. I joined this site only a few days ago and am very thankful for it, I feel less isolated.

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#221885 - 05/01/08 08:54 AM Re: Male Survivor Discussion Groups [Re: Corbin327]
JustScott Offline
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Registered: 01/27/08
Posts: 2568
I would jump at the chance. I'm currently in a Co-Ed "group" that is "abuse" related but not specifically sexual abuse. I take comfort that our one leader who shared her story can relate to my issues, but from a female standpoint. There are two other guys in the group. A leader, who was abandoned by his mother, and the other guy ...... well, he's my boss. Ain't that gonna be fun? Don't know what his issues are yet...


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#221889 - 05/01/08 09:06 AM Re: Male Survivor Discussion Groups [Re: JustScott]
DanM Offline
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Registered: 11/09/07
Posts: 540
Loc: So. California
I also would attend such a group. I attempted to find a group in the area I live, but was unable. There were a few church sponsored groups for men that were unfaithful to their spouses and for sex those that suffer from sexual addictions. However, there was nothing for male victims of sexual abuse.


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#221890 - 05/01/08 09:11 AM Re: Male Survivor Discussion Groups [Re: DanM]
AndyJB2005 Offline
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Registered: 11/14/06
Posts: 1242
Loc: Saint Paul, Minnesota
I would go to one if I wasn't the only one to regularly come....

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#221895 - 05/01/08 09:21 AM Re: Male Survivor Discussion Groups [Re: AndyJB2005]
JustScott Offline
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Registered: 01/27/08
Posts: 2568
I found the same kinda stuff DanM. Only thing close I found is from: http://openhearts.gospelcom.net/sub.php/

Went through their site and found there were a few local groups. Not specific to sexual abuse, but it's been good so far. I get to share my story next week......... Nervous already..... Wow, just realized that it's Thursday today which means my story telling is only 4 days away........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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#221919 - 05/01/08 11:11 AM Re: Male Survivor Discussion Groups [Re: JustScott]
mike5 Offline
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Registered: 08/01/07
Posts: 170
Loc: Cleveland, OH
I'd go - I keep meaning to try to start one - but then I chicken out :-(

Mike


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#221920 - 05/01/08 11:18 AM Re: Male Survivor Discussion Groups [Re: mike5]
OKIE MIKE Offline
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Registered: 02/13/04
Posts: 978
Loc: HULBERT OK
I would . But so far there is nothing in N.E.Oklahoma

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#221927 - 05/01/08 11:38 AM Re: Male Survivor Discussion Groups [Re: OKIE MIKE]
Muldoon Offline
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MaleSurvivor

Registered: 05/30/02
Posts: 1428
Loc: St Paul MN
I tried to start a local group had no luck. We did start an on-line group here that has been helpful. Right now we have 6 Healing Circles going and are starting a new one 0n Wed nights. Below is a link to the sign up post.


Tom


Wed Healing Circle

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#223089 - 05/07/08 05:04 PM Re: Male Survivor Discussion Groups [Re: Muldoon]
Joe from NJ Offline
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Registered: 10/20/03
Posts: 1
Loc: New Jersey
I have remembered my abuse for about ten years now. In all that time, I only found one group for male sexual abuse victims. It was out of the Stamford, CT Rape Crisis Center. The eight weeks was better than nothing. But I miss that feeling, the feeling that I am not the only one in the world that has been abused. Mostly I walk around feeling like a freak, not belonging to "regular" society (whatever that is), and wanting to retreat into my mind once again. Anyway, I'm now in central Jersey. Any help would be appreciated.


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#223092 - 05/07/08 05:39 PM Re: Male Survivor Discussion Groups [Re: Joe from NJ]
youthfulheart62 Offline
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Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 93
Loc: New Jersey(exit3)
we have a group the meet in Phila,first fri every month.We all meet at Mike Lews retreat in Banger Pa.if interested let me know
Julian


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#223324 - 05/08/08 10:03 PM Re: Male Survivor Discussion Groups [Re: Joe from NJ]
Dale English Offline
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Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 448
Loc: PA
Hi Joe and welcome;

You will find lots of support here and I would encourage you to save up for the October Weekend of Recovery that will be held in your back yard this year at the Kirkridge Retreat Center just south of the Delaware Water Gap in PA.

Hope to see you there.

Taz


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#223329 - 05/08/08 10:11 PM Re: Male Survivor Discussion Groups [Re: Joe from NJ]
istrong Offline
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MaleSurvivor

Registered: 03/20/07
Posts: 79
Loc: CT
I would be there in a new york minute, honestly any where within an hour drive id go...so PM if someone is interested in forming a group in or around central CT or hell around CT in general

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#223333 - 05/08/08 10:25 PM Re: Male Survivor Discussion Groups [Re: istrong]
OKIE MIKE Offline
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Registered: 02/13/04
Posts: 978
Loc: HULBERT OK
I have repeatly asked the Veterans Adminstration to start a group, For military sexual trama . This is a real problem that needs to be adressed . Because they are counciling thousands of veterans for sexual trama . It sis just a common sense thing that they should start groups at Va hospitals around the country
But getting the government to do any thing that should be common sense is imposable

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