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#393364 - 04/13/12 10:14 PM wanted to say hi
jethro Offline

Registered: 04/13/12
Posts: 1
Loc: Michigan, U.S.
Hi everyone, i am new to this. I am not sure what to say other than i am a survivor of child sexual abuse. I am 32 years old and was abused for 9 years. I just found out about this website from my therapist today. I am thankful to have a place to come to where others feel the same way. I am also thankful that everyone in here truly gets what its like, and i know longer have to feel alone.

#393368 - 04/13/12 10:30 PM Re: wanted to say hi [Re: jethro]
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Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 1622
Hi Jethro,

Welcome to MS. I am happy you found us, but sorry for the reason you need to be here.

As you have already stated, you are among those who "get it."

You are no longer alone.

In addition to the forums and the chat room, we have moderated chats called Healing Circles on Sunday and Wednesday evenings, 9pm eastern time. There is also a healing circle on Tuesdays, 19:00 UTC. Contact Mike13 for information about that (and for the translation to US time).

Though it may be comforting in a strange sense to find one is no longer alone, I suggest pacing yourself while you read the posts here. There is a lot of pain and you do not want to vicariously or secondarily traumatize yourself.

Again, welcome to MS.

Acceptance on someone else's terms is worse than rejection.

#393370 - 04/13/12 11:07 PM Re: wanted to say hi [Re: jethro]
peroperic2009 Offline

Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 3720
Loc: South-East Europe
Welcome to MS Jethro smile !
explore this site slowly and get to know about resources which are offered for us.
Share you thoughts, problems and ask questions - that is a good way for connecting with others.
Here is link for new men here, read it if you wish:
That chat session Healing circle is something worth checking, I've found it as some kind of group therapy that I unfortunately don't have here; regularly attending there greatly contributes to my therapy...
Feel at home and welcome again!
My story

#393380 - 04/14/12 01:20 AM * [Re: jethro]
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Registered: 03/25/12
Posts: 2217

Edited by Smalltown80sBoy (04/28/13 05:15 PM)

#393523 - 04/15/12 07:43 AM Re: wanted to say hi [Re: jethro]
lapchinj Offline

Registered: 06/07/11
Posts: 1417
Loc: New York
Peace,Rainbows & Healing

Edited by lapchinj (03/17/13 08:50 PM)
Stick around, It will get better....

#393525 - 04/15/12 08:48 AM Re: wanted to say hi [Re: jethro]
skylar777 Offline

Registered: 11/15/11
Posts: 30
Loc: ohio
welcome jethro i hope you find this site a great place to let all of your worries and bad memories out of you so that you can enjoy life much better. It has helped me tons.

look around and explore the site there are several things to do here. If you need to talk to someone privately you can as well.

Hope to hear more from you soon.

the scares run deep within our bodies,mind and soul. Only the help from God and others like us can get us thru to the understanding we will over come.


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