... one giant leap for healing.
His suffering and emotional pain have been really intense lately. All he wants is for the pain to end; in these times, the only way out he sees is death.
After a heated discussion, he acknowledged that a tiny corner of his heart and mind want to heal. So much of what he's feeling and thinking is CSA caused. I read him a list of common symptoms and issues experienced by men who have lived through childhood sexual abuse; he nodded to many of them.
I handed him Ken Singer's book, Evicting the Perpetrator, suggesting he might find it helpful. He read a few pages and found several things he could relate to.
One step at a time. Each one is a victory.