Tinman1206, Hi & Welcome, you are in the right place at the right time. Yep we sure do add to our sexual abuse misery, as we try (I did try) for 21 years to drown that lost boy in alcohol, drugs or whatever. But it took an accident to get me of the alcohol, I went to AA meetings and I had a therapist for the alki, I told him what he wanted to hear, as I was trying to save my military career. But on my last therapy session as I was leaving he said to me, you know that you can't run away from yourself. Now he must have sensed something that I didn't as I haden't told him the real reason I was an alcoholic. It was my SECRET of CSA. Now I've been sober for 31 years, I've been dealing with those surfaced sexual abuse memories for a shade over 4 months. I'm in therapy, I am reading the book/guide Victims No Longer, and have spent a lot of time on chapter 5, lost childhood. I've been even deeper into my heart and soul with those long buried memories. I take the information that I receive from my friends/brothers on this web site, and these pages to heart. Here I am home, I recieve understanding, compassion and love from all. I also return their respect. So please stay with us, you will heal along with the rest of us. Besides you did tell someone about YOUR SECRET on these pages.
Please consider me your friend in healing. I wish you and the rest of us well in our healing. Maybe someday we all will find the serenity that we all deserve.
Working Boys' Home 10-14 yrs old, grades 5-8. 1949-1953
A very humble alumni of the WOR Dahlonega, GA.
May 15-17 2009, Alta, Sep. 2009. Sequoia, 2010.
Hope Springs, 2010.