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#4073 - 01/24/05 05:56 AM Just Joined...
Jeff S. Offline
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Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 46
Loc: Northern WIsconsin
I may have just joined, but I have been hurting for some time. It's difficult, because I am dealing with the same abuse event again (last time was 10 years ago) . This time, the memories are clearer and seem to hurt more.

I am hoping this is a safe place I've been searching for to share my story and receive support and be able to support others in our journey towards healing and recovery.

Jeff


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#4074 - 01/24/05 06:10 AM Re: Just Joined...
EGL Offline
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Registered: 06/19/04
Posts: 7821
Hi Jeff, and welcome here. I'm glad you found us here at MS, it is a great bunch of guys who will hear you, understand, and not judge. Share as much or little as you want, when you want, and when you feel secure. Remember, most of all this site is here for YOU, to help you recover from all this. When you feel you can, help others with some insights as you can; I've found that responding to others helps myself as well.

Regards,
Eddie

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#4075 - 01/24/05 02:18 PM Re: Just Joined...
Bobby Offline
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Registered: 12/01/04
Posts: 1287
Loc: Arizona
This is it, Jeff, the safe place. You will be amazed that there are so many of you in the world, and you thought that you were alone. Not happy about that many of you part. Wouldn't it be nice to wipe SA off the face of the earth? I know about 2000 guys who would be willing to help.
Tell your story, Jeff, over and over. Each time you'll understand yourself a little better. Then read mine and then read Eddie's and then read Paul's and then.... You'll understand that we've all been there, are still there, and are progressing at our own pace towards healing. Jump on the bus. We're holding out a hand to pull you on board. We're all going the same direction, and if necessary, we'll all get out and push. Welcome, Jeff. You won't be sorry you've come here. Bobby

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I'm healing now, and I wasn't sure I would.




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#4076 - 01/24/05 04:48 PM Re: Just Joined...
Mike Church Offline
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Registered: 01/23/03
Posts: 3439
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Jeff it is estimated that approximately 1 in 6 males are sexually abused by the time they reach 21. We are legion. THis is a safe place to work on your issues. There are plenty of strong shoulders to lean on and you have added yours. If you are not in therapy it might be a good idea to do so. A good therapist will help you through the minefield that is inside you. Here are some good urlS to look at:

http://www.malesurvivor.org/Survivors/Adult%20Survivors/Articles/singer1.htm

and

http://www.malesurvivor.org/Resource%20Directory/index.htm

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#4077 - 01/25/05 04:51 AM Re: Just Joined...
Jeff S. Offline
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Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 46
Loc: Northern WIsconsin
Thanks everyone for the welcome. I am currently getting therapy from a counselor who I still am not sure is going to be a big help. I have to give her a chance. We have only just started to deal with this stuff.

I will post my story at some point, just not ready to do it here yet.

Jeff


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