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#391759 - 04/01/12 11:34 AM New Here
jackedward Offline

Registered: 04/01/12
Posts: 1
Loc: Green Bay, Wisconsin
My name is Jack and I am 33 years old. I have recently decided to start adressing abuse that I went through while in foster care in my early teens. I did not know this website and support was availble untill my girlfriend found it online and dicrected me to it... While I never buried or supressed the abuse I choose to ignore it and act like there was nothing worng for years. I know that the affects of the abuse showed up in my life in other self distructive ways and inappropiate self image and relationships. I have recently been open and working my way through understanding what happened and how to process and put it in the past with the least amout of damage.

#391763 - 04/01/12 12:03 PM Re: New Here [Re: jackedward]
SamV Offline

Registered: 12/13/09
Posts: 5954
Loc: Talladega, Alabama, USA
Welcome Jack,
I am glad you are here, although the reason is sad, you are looking for relief and hope to find it here. Many survivors of sexual abuse have been helped to find what you are looking for here in MaleSurvivor, I trust you will too.

Good work being open and processing the issues abuse has overwhelmed us with, and though it never goes away, the abuse controls are limited with reason and maturing.

You are on the right path,
MaleSurvivor Moderator Emeritus 2012 - 2014

#391772 - 04/01/12 01:05 PM Re: New Here [Re: SamV]
peroperic2009 Offline

Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 3720
Loc: South-East Europe
Hi Jack, and welcome to MS!
I'm glad that you have found this safe place, people are very supportive here and I was very happy when I've discovered it couple months ago.
Your introduction post is so well balanced, it is visible that you are doing on your recovery for some time smile .
Please keep sharing your thoughts with us as much as possible and get familiar yourself with resources that are available here!
My story

#391780 - 04/01/12 03:32 PM Re: New Here [Re: peroperic2009]
Si Victim Offline

Registered: 03/31/12
Posts: 19
Loc: England
Welcome Jack.

I'm new here too and this seems like a good place to be.

My Story

Look me up and add me on facebook : Si Victim

#391804 - 04/01/12 07:39 PM Re: New Here [Re: Si Victim]
traveler Offline

Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3815
Loc: somewhere in Africa
Hey, Jack!

very good step to start dealing with it all NOW. many of us wish we had done that years ago. but not having buried or suppressed the memories - as you say - that's a very good thing. gives you a huge head start.

hoping we can all share in your healing,
A man talking sense to himself is no madder than a man talking nonsense to not himself.
Or just as mad.
So there you are.
Stark raving sane.
- Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead

#391871 - 04/02/12 03:59 AM Re: New Here [Re: jackedward]
ANDREW63 Offline

Registered: 08/27/11
Posts: 164
Loc: Australia
Hi Jack , WELCOME to MS ,it is good to see that you have decided to take the next step in adressing your abuse ,Andrew.
LOOK AT ME NOW I AM A SURVIVOR !My inner child and I are now doing this together !

#391973 - 04/02/12 11:27 PM * [Re: jackedward]
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Registered: 03/25/12
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