Many times, when reading the Male Survivors' Only area, I see something I want to comment on, but we know the rules.
I just read the men talking about their losses from not having a proper relationship with a brother. Just want to give another perspective...
I'm not close to my family, parents, brothers, sisters.... for various reasons, none having to do with abuse. But over the years, I've made good friends with people in the town where I now live, people who will drop what they are doing at a moment's notice, and help me out if I need it, and listen to me if I need that.
So, while I understand grieving for bad family relationships, for me, I have made a good support network outside of it. My friends are closer to me than my family, and I'm happy with this.
Just a thought, guys.
Best to all,