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#420497 - 12/30/12 11:07 PM Introducing myself :)
Sebastien Cruz Offline


Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 5
Loc: Philippines
Hi everyone. Im Sebastien, i recently turned 18 and im a filipino, currently living here in the Phils. Im also am abused when i was younger and never told anyone about it-even my family. i hope through this site i can share my experiences and learn at the same time. :)i just need a place to open up to, since im not yet ready to talk about it to my family, esp to my parents.

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#420505 - 12/31/12 02:43 AM Re: Introducing myself :) [Re: Sebastien Cruz]
Mountainous Buck Offline
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MaleSurvivor

Registered: 12/15/09
Posts: 1626
Loc: Minnesota
Welcome Sebastian - I am glad you found this place and hope it will serve you well in healing and finding strength to recover from your abuse.

There is a lot of Information, support and experience here to help you- I hope you take full advantage of the resources here at MS.

Welcome. Again!
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We have to take responsibility for what we're not responsible for.

“It doesn't matter where you've come from,
It matters where you go" Frank Turner

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#420511 - 12/31/12 05:17 AM Re: Introducing myself :) [Re: Sebastien Cruz]
JoziSA Offline
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Registered: 05/05/12
Posts: 144
Loc: Johannesburg, South Africa
Sebastien

Welcome

I wished I had found this site when I was young. I'm sure you will find a lot of information and advice here.
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My Story and Blog www.kilimalesurvivor.wordpress.com

South African MALE SURVIVORS of Sexual Abuse
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If your mind can perceive it and your heart can believe it, YOU can achieve it.

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#420521 - 12/31/12 11:16 AM Re: Introducing myself :) [Re: Sebastien Cruz]
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Registered: 07/14/12
Posts: 420
Loc: USA
Hi Sebastien, I'm glad you found us. I hope you find comfort and healing here. I haven't told my family about the predators yet either so I understand how that is a challenge, but you'll find support here. There are a lot of good people here and resources too. Take your time and open up when you feel comfortable. Welcome to the site brother!
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“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” - Plato

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#420550 - 12/31/12 08:12 PM Re: Introducing myself :) [Re: Sebastien Cruz]
traveler Online   confused
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Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3379
Loc: somewhere in Africa
Welcome, Sebastien.

i am in the same time zone as you. good to have company on this side of the world! though sorry for the circumstances that caused you to seek us out. open up at your own pace and reveal as much or as little as you are ready for.

keep me in mind if you need someone who is awake at the same time as you. and feel free to PM if you like.

Lee
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As my life goes on I believe somehow something's changed
Something deep inside...
I've been searchin so long to find an answer
Now I know my life has meaning
Now I see myself as I am, feeling very free...
When my tears have come to an end I will understand
What I left behind: a part of me. Chicago


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#420554 - 12/31/12 10:35 PM Re: Introducing myself :) [Re: traveler]
Sebastien Cruz Offline


Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 5
Loc: Philippines
Lee

Hey man I also am glad to know I'm not the only one in this part of the globe. tnx for the concern, its been really hard to handle this alone lately, and im fortunate to have found this site. its nice to know there are people around whom i can relate to.

we'll keep in touch man. smile

Sebastien

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#420557 - 12/31/12 10:40 PM Re: Introducing myself :) [Re: BuffaloCO]
Sebastien Cruz Offline


Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 5
Loc: Philippines
tnx! knowing Im not alone and there are others out there is of great help already. im just so glad i have found this site.

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#420559 - 12/31/12 10:52 PM Re: Introducing myself :) [Re: Sebastien Cruz]
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Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3379
Loc: somewhere in Africa
Sebastien -

so you know who i am - here is my first attempt to tell my story, a little over a year ago - Nutshell version:
http://www.malesurvivor.org/board/ubbthr...4704#Post374704

and here is my update as of right now - 2012 retrospective:
http://www.malesurvivor.org/board/ubbthr...0485#Post420485

Happy new year! may this one be the beginning of a better life ahead for you.

Lee
_________________________
As my life goes on I believe somehow something's changed
Something deep inside...
I've been searchin so long to find an answer
Now I know my life has meaning
Now I see myself as I am, feeling very free...
When my tears have come to an end I will understand
What I left behind: a part of me. Chicago


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#420579 - 01/01/13 06:35 AM Re: Introducing myself :) [Re: traveler]
Sebastien Cruz Offline


Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 5
Loc: Philippines
Lee

Wow! That's an eyeopener. I'm sorry that you have had such dreadful experience. i hope i can also have that courage to share my experience.

Happy New Year!

Sebastien

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