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#421145 - 01/05/13 04:36 PM Glad i found my tribe . . .
Joe44040 Offline
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MaleSurvivor

Registered: 12/28/12
Posts: 10
Loc: Ohio
I have been dealing with my CSA for over 20 years when a triggering memory opened the flood gates of my abuse at the hands of my older brother. I have been looking for a place where I feel that I'm not alone and I'm glad I found MS.

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"As a man in his last breath
drops all that he is carrying
each breath is a little death
that can set us free."


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#421146 - 01/05/13 05:21 PM Re: My name is Joe and I am a Survivor on the path [Re: Joe44040]
peroperic2009 Offline
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Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 3621
Loc: South-East Europe
Hi Joe and Welcome to Male Survivor wink
You are at right place for finding some additional support, compassion and empathy.
There are a lot of different resources offered to us here in search for healing and recovery, please take some time and learn to get around.
I'm glad that you find this site and that you started sharing your story and pain with us. It was very helpful for me to be part of this community in last twelve months.
Be well!

Pero
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#421153 - 01/05/13 07:00 PM Re: My name is Joe and I am a Survivor on the path [Re: Joe44040]
BuffaloCO Offline


Registered: 07/14/12
Posts: 440
Loc: USA
Welcome Joe, this site has been awesome for me. A lot of good people and resources here to help with dealing and healing. Welcome 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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#421157 - 01/05/13 08:25 PM Re: My name is Joe and I am a Survivor on the path [Re: Joe44040]
traveler Offline
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MaleSurvivor

Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3513
Loc: somewhere in Africa
welcome, Joe!

glad to have you with us on the journey.

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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#421193 - 01/05/13 11:49 PM Re: My name is Joe and I am a Survivor on the path [Re: Joe44040]
cant_remember Offline
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MaleSurvivor

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 1046
Joe,

Now you're home. We heal and succeed together here, and we try to catch each other when we falter.

I would write more, but I've been drinking.

Cant
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Recovery is possible. Hang in there, brothers.

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#421196 - 01/06/13 12:07 AM Re: My name is Joe and I am a Survivor on the path [Re: Joe44040]
Jude Offline


Registered: 08/09/12
Posts: 1600
Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: Joe44040
I have been looking for a place where I feel that I'm not alone and I'm glad I found MS.


You Betcha!!!

Welcome!

Jude
_________________________
Seems I've got to have a change of scene
Every night I have the strangest dreams
Imprisoned by the way it could have been
Left here on my own or so it seems
I've got to leave before I start to scream
Joe Cocker

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#421224 - 01/06/13 04:07 AM Re: My name is Joe and I am a Survivor on the path [Re: Joe44040]
Mountainous Buck Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 12/15/09
Posts: 1626
Loc: Minnesota
Welcome man!

My memories and trauma about abuse by my older brother's friends in his room erupted three plus years ago-

Hold steady
Find ways to be good to yourself
Learn as much as you can about recovery - find allies on your journey.
One day at a time.
Ask for help

I'm glad you found this site- it is a great resource.
_________________________
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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#421300 - 01/06/13 09:09 PM Re: I am a Survivor on the path [Re: Joe44040]
Joe44040 Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 12/28/12
Posts: 10
Loc: Ohio
Thanks everyone for being so supportive. smile
_________________________
"As a man in his last breath
drops all that he is carrying
each breath is a little death
that can set us free."


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#421505 - 01/08/13 11:46 AM Re: My name is Joe and I am a Survivor on the path [Re: Joe44040]
Jude Offline


Registered: 08/09/12
Posts: 1600
Loc: New England
Hi Joe,

Welcome to MS. We are men of all ages, all walks of life, with one thing in common: we were all sexually abused at some point in our lives. You will find alot of men's stories here, some like yours, some very different, but the results that we all live with: shame, anger, fear, difficulty with sexuality and relationships, are similar no matter what we've been through.

Keep posting and reading. You'll find alot of support here. Good luck!

Jude
_________________________
Seems I've got to have a change of scene
Every night I have the strangest dreams
Imprisoned by the way it could have been
Left here on my own or so it seems
I've got to leave before I start to scream
Joe Cocker

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#421821 - 01/10/13 11:36 PM Re: My name is Joe and I am a Survivor on the path [Re: Joe44040]
ScorpioBlue Offline


Registered: 11/29/12
Posts: 5
Loc: NYC Metro Area
Welcome Joe,

You are not alone here. I, too, was sexually abused by my older brother. And I have been on the path of recovery for 20+ years. But MS is the first and only place that I have felt understood, truly accepted and SAFE - especially in a group of men!

I'm glad you found us!
Max
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"Take me down
You can hold me
But you can't hold what's within
Pull me round
Push me to the limit
Maybe I may bend
But I know where I'm not going
I Will Not Be Broken" (Bonnie Raitt)


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