To all of my very wonderful brothers here at MaleSurvivor:
My deepest apologies to all of you.
I am editing this post. It appears that I have confused and saddened many of my brothers here, which was not my intent. I am so very sorry for that. In writing this post, I was trying to help one of my brothers stay here at MS by asking for assistance from all my brothers here in toning down some of the perhaps overly passionate responses to recent posts.
What I didn't realize was that, by emotionally demanding that my fellow brothers be less passionate in their responses to each other, I ended up doing the exact same thing. I guess I was committing emotional blackmail without knowing I was.
I see now that it was wrong of me to have written this post. My only excuse is that I was very sad and emotional at the time. Please forgive me for that. But I am trying to understand that I cannot protect my brothers here, and that it is wrong of me to try. I can love my brothers, but I guess I have to remember that I am not my brothers' keeper. I will work on that, I promise.
I have had a long conversation with my therapist, and have decided that it is in my best interests to remain on MS and attend the WoR. As for my friend here at MS, he and I will remain brothers even after he has left - if he does end up leaving - and he is very okay with that.
Again, my most profound apologies for causing worry, confusion, and/or sorrow. It should never have happened. I'll be more careful in the future, my brothers.
Your loving brother,