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#2764 - 08/28/02 04:34 PM want to, just can't
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I have so much I want to say, i have been writing pages every day, i just can't seem to get any of it out on here.

I gain strength from what I read of others similar issues...i want to tell some, but it is stuck...I guess I might be a better 'responder'who knows

I will cut and paste something that i wrote, over several days from last week, maybe someone can relate

I am so sad, I want to cry, I am crying. Things slip from my grip, oily paddles oily hands grasping and lurching to hold on as they disappear into the water..and I pulled my muscles trying to lunge for them.

I am going through hell, and every little thing, a document that takes too long to open, these thoughts that can’t just BE on the page, every minor irritation is making me want to punch somemthing. I want to break things, wreck things, destroy like I have been destroyed to prove to the unbelievers that I AM...that these things DID happen, that the effects don’t just go away…

My mother, as much as she believes me, wants to think that I can just heal myself, and blah blah love thyself blah…well, maybe if I was taught how, I could, but I was never taught how to love myself, I was only taught how to look for it from somewhere else.

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#2765 - 08/28/02 04:39 PM Re: want to, just can't
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AND SOME MORE...remember, I am on the other side of this episode...it all turns out okay in the end! I even avoided acting out...

I tell my wife I have had a tough week, and she says, ‘Well I hope you are going to take a break from all that stuff with your mother.” I am in it, what so I do? Turn a switch? It is too fucking late, I started it, maybe that was wrong? Maybe I should have left it buried forever, never shone the light, never cast into the wind. Maybe that was the way to go. Then I could have waved that magic wand my mother was talking about, or maybe just locked down completely, and been just fine. NO, goddammit, I dealt with it, and now I am still dealing with it, because that is what the fuck I have to do. I must follow this path, I must play out this hand, I must finish the painting, I must write 'til it makes some goddamn sense, I must pound on this f’ing keyboard ‘til it or my elbows break MY ARM IS CRAMpING. I AM SO ANGRY IT ISN’T POSSIBLE FOR ME TO

I am so angry. It is maybe ten minutes later, and I am not tensing every muscle in my body, but if crossed, I could snap VERRRRY easily…or maybe not, maybe I can just keep it in, or laugh, or maybe I will just rollll on…who knows? I am going to do work right now…

So now I have a headache and I want to go to a strip club and smoke cigarettes. It is 12:45 and I really need something …food, a break, a massage …something. I don’t know what, if anything, I should do. Go into the feeling, I hear my therapist saying…

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#2766 - 08/28/02 05:10 PM Re: want to, just can't
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AND THE NEXT DAY, FINALLY...

Have made it through and I am going to not feel bad again…took me about ten seconds to write those last few words, and they don’t even make sense , do they? See how hard it is for me to love myself? I admit to a little confusion. Not quite sure what to do, really. This is one of those moments when, ordinarily, I would go and buy something. I think it is a good thing that I will not. Perhaps nice little trip with my wife might be in order?

Crisis for my assistant about copying something…why am I even putting myself in the way? VERY GOOD QUESTION

I wanna wanna feel something, now that I feel a little free of the pain…I want to experience, because everything seems kind of boring. Here it is, this boredom. I want to read, take a walk, garden, play music, make photographic prints and sell them online...er, ugh...oaf..I am losing steam a little...well, I think I actually need something to snack or eat…

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#2767 - 08/28/02 07:04 PM Re: want to, just can't
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Cement
as I slowly lost my problems I felt a void inside me, there was 31 years worth of shit in my head and as I got it out something needed to go back in.
But the mundane everyday things that I had avoided for so long didn't seem to do it, the sort of stuff a normal guy, a husband, should do somehow hadn't got the edge or excitement of my past life. However strange that sounds.
But the secrecy and deception that my life required took a lot of effort and created a bit of a rush.

Anger and frustration took over, especially at objects. I nearly kicked my welding machine to pieces one night. And the bloody computer reduced me to tears many times.
thankfully I kept it away from other people, although my boss did get some stick from time to time, but he probably deserved it ;\)
I needed to shift my anger and did it, usually by thrashing something worthless, and it felt good.
I was never an easily angered person and neither am I now. But I needed my angry time, and gained great strength from it.

Eventually I replaced the emptiness with normal things, I'm heavily involved with a 4x4 club and edit the newsletter, I help a survivors charity and get involved with normal stuff with my wife.
It's a monumental effort to change from unwanted thoughts to wanted ones, and I don't believe for one minute that I have made a 100% change, maybe 80%. But it's ok because it's so much more than I had.

I hate to offer suggestions but....

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I wanna wanna feel something, now that I feel a little free of the pain…I want to experience, because everything seems kind of boring. Here it is, this boredom. I want to read, take a walk, garden, play music, make photographic prints and sell them online...er, ugh...oaf..I am losing steam a little...well, I think I actually need something to snack or eat…
enjoy the anger, release it and welcome the new stuff into your life.

Lloydy

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#2768 - 08/28/02 07:16 PM Re: want to, just can't
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anger release...hmmm good suggestion...

I am also finding great comfort in writing...just even the acty of typing is soothing...however meandering, and oh, can I meander...

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#2769 - 08/28/02 08:10 PM Re: want to, just can't
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writing's good, I'm just over 90,000 words at last count ( I count them all manually - honest \:D )

Lloydy

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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
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#2770 - 09/08/02 10:31 AM Re: want to, just can't
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Registered: 03/30/02
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Loc: New York
I agree about the benefit of writing about one's abuse. The NOMSV newsletter, Men Speak Out, welcomes submissions these personal accounts. Publishing there might extend the sense of being heard and uf sharing.


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#2771 - 09/08/02 06:27 PM Re: want to, just can't
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you're right there Murray, most of us have written pages and pages to help us through our pain, and the stories of our recovery are important in helping others.
We should send them in

Lloydy

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