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#31825 - 03/23/05 12:09 AM New Here
jims_recovery Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 03/22/05
Posts: 4
Loc: USA
Hi,

I have looked at this discussion group everyday for a couple of days. I finally had courage to join today. While I was registering to join the group I began to well up inside and cry a little bit. It hurts so much...

Thanks for being here.

It took me a lot to write about this. Hope to get courage to write more.

-Jim

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"I will cry alone in pain no more"

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#31826 - 03/23/05 12:27 AM Re: New Here
self_righting Offline
Member

Registered: 03/01/05
Posts: 69
Loc: Tampa, FL
Jim,

Thanks for posting. The first step is always the hardest - you just have to get past that intial step. Before I joined I would read the threads and tear up. Finally got past that and joined. I feel much better now that I've found all these folks to help with all my "stuff". I don't mind the crying so much anymore. I feel proud to be able to hang out with so many courageous guys. I feel like I joined the Navy SEALS.

John


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#31827 - 03/23/05 01:23 AM Re: New Here
The Dean Offline
Moderator Emeritus
MaleSurvivor
Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 2080
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
Hi Jim,

Congratulations on having the courage to break the silence. That is a really big step.

Take your time about talking about things. No one rushes that. Some may take a year or two before they feel safe to talk about some stuff.

It is good to have you here. The more members we have the more power we have to advocate for better treatment of boys and men.

Peace to you Jim,

Bob

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#31828 - 03/23/05 03:53 AM Re: New Here
Bobby Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 12/01/04
Posts: 1287
Loc: Arizona
Hi, Jim. We're glad you're here. We want to help in any way we can. Bobby

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#31829 - 03/23/05 04:22 AM Re: New Here
FLRich Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 06/21/04
Posts: 1404
Welcome to Male Survivor, Jim! You'll find some of the greatest guys in the world here. You won't be judged, shamed, or ridiculed here. Good luck in your healing!


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#31830 - 03/24/05 05:15 PM Re: New Here
jims_recovery Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 03/22/05
Posts: 4
Loc: USA
Thank you all for the nice and supportive welcome. I feel strength as I write this and while reading other guys posts. I know that I am not alone.

-Jim \:\)

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#31831 - 03/24/05 05:22 PM Re: New Here
bkeithb Offline
Member

Registered: 03/23/05
Posts: 63
Loc: Milwaukee
Jim - I feel the same. I believe you and I began posting the same day. I had never, ever shared any of this with anyone. I thought it was "just me" (knew intellectually that it couldn't be ... but felt that way just the same). The support and understanding here is invaluable. Thanks for sharing!

I pray we all heal and then can become healers of others.

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bkeithb

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#31832 - 03/24/05 08:03 PM Re: New Here
reality2k4 Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 07/06/04
Posts: 6838
Loc: Stuck between water, air, and ...
Jim, welcome,

I am guilty of not welcoming new one't to this place, but that is just me.

Post as little or as much as you feel, in your own time, you will never be judged here,

take care,

ste

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#31833 - 03/31/05 12:47 AM Re: New Here
jonny Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 03/14/05
Posts: 7
Loc: london
hey jim
im relatively new here too, 4 weeks or so actually.
facing up to my past after 30 odd years of choking it back. Really hard right now but im told it gets easier. If you wanna chat about it online then mail me.
All the best of luck with your struggle my freind... you are not alone any more.
jonny


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#31834 - 03/31/05 05:29 AM Re: New Here
Bobby Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 12/01/04
Posts: 1287
Loc: Arizona
Hi, Jim. Welcome. It is important that you're here...to you and to us. You've done the hardest thing...you've made contact. We know you're there, now let us help when we can. The beginning is the hardest and then it will be your turn to welcome someone new. We're glad you've found us. Bobby

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#31835 - 03/31/05 08:47 PM Re: New Here
Archnut Offline
Member

Registered: 10/26/02
Posts: 343
Loc: United Kingdom
Jim

Its safe here and take as much time as you like there is no race.

Regards

Kirk


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