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#343255 - 10/27/10 10:30 AM Me too
farmboy Offline

Registered: 08/07/08
Posts: 2
Loc: CA, USA

Hello, guys. I'm a 33yo male from an italo-portuguese family borned and raised catholic in a farm and this is not my first time on this site, but it's my first time posting. I tried using the chat room, but couldn't connect with others to talk. I'm glad this forum is here now. I was sexually abused as a child by relatives and as an adult. But it was the abuse that happenned when I was a young man in my twenties that reminded me of my pain as a child and made me want to die every day as an adult. I haven't told my abuse here yet, but cried so many times in front of the screen after reading about other folks' stories and finding out that my own experiences have happenned to others as well. I started my therapy three years ago and have been guided and supported to touch on subjects and feelings that I'd rather avoid and numb myself with whatever I could get my hands into. I know that I don't personally know "all y'all" but I come here when I need a "virtual hug" from my fellow mates and AM HERE FOR YOU AS WELL. Marley, David, all the guys that are posting STAY STRONG and get the support you need from the right places.Thank you and be well. Farmboy

#343312 - 10/27/10 06:48 PM Re: Me too [Re: farmboy]
davidm Offline

Registered: 10/25/10
Posts: 21
I'm very sorry to learn what you've been through, Farmboy, and thank you for your kind and encouraging words.

It's very hard to read about the horrible experiences recounted on this site.

But it does help not to be alone with the pain.

#343318 - 10/27/10 07:30 PM Re: Me too [Re: davidm]
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Registered: 02/17/08
Posts: 1247
Loc: Oklahoma

I am sorry for all the pain you have experienced both as a child and adult. I am glad you are getting the help you need in therapy. Post if you feel like it and know that there are men here who do understand what you have been through.

There are plenty of safe and encouraging hugs for you. I am glad you found this forum.


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