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#424759 - 02/09/13 12:39 AM This is a big step
DavoSwim Offline

Registered: 02/06/13
Posts: 379
Loc: Iowa, USA
I'm new here. I'm a little scared, as I'm only beginning to address the abuse I've suffered. I have been burying the memories for 30 years now, but for some reason the thoughts have been coming back now. It's time to seek help. I feel a sense of belonging by joining this group. Thanks

#424768 - 02/09/13 05:30 AM Re: This is a big step [Re: DavoSwim]
traveler Offline

Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3883
Loc: somewhere in Africa
Welcome, DavoSwim!

it is not only a big step, i'm sure you will find it is a good step. this community has made a world of difference to me. i hope you will find the support, encouragement and understanding you need.

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

#424770 - 02/09/13 06:16 AM Re: This is a big step [Re: DavoSwim]
cdlphn Offline

Registered: 01/27/13
Posts: 9
Hey Davo...I am quite new here....found it in the last several days...I have been in recovery process in number of areas including sexual abuse that I experienced as teen and young adult. I have found this site to be very supportive and helpful. My full animal totem is conscious, nuturing dolphin. Welcome home brother!!

#424840 - 02/10/13 12:42 PM Re: This is a big step [Re: DavoSwim]
Suwanee Offline
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Registered: 10/30/12
Posts: 1075
Loc: Southeast USA

Welcome to the MS forum. I've only been here since last fall, but everyone has gone out of their way to be helpful. Of course, I think I speak for everybody else that we are truly sorry for what brought you here. Take your time to process your thoughts and share as much or as little as you want.

Like you, I held on to my secret for a long, long time before I felt--no, I was compelled to get it off of my chest. I've come a long way, but still have a ways to go. That's true for most of us.

MS, my wife and my therapist (I finally sought one) are my tripartite attack against this thing.

I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made. ---FDR


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#424854 - 02/10/13 04:03 PM Re: This is a big step [Re: DavoSwim]
newground Offline
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Registered: 10/11/11
Posts: 1031
Loc: michigan
welcome man
I hope that you will find the same help and brotherhood here that I have. It is so very good to know that we are not alone just hang in there it might get rough,But it will get better
Either I will find a way, or I will make one.
Philip Sidney

#424863 - 02/10/13 05:20 PM Re: This is a big step [Re: DavoSwim]
Joe44040 Offline

Registered: 12/28/12
Posts: 10
Loc: Ohio
Welcome Davo ... youre not alone here and you will be amazed at how many guys are going thru what your are going thru .. . remember this is a process so take it slow . . .

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

#424972 - 02/11/13 03:36 PM Re: This is a big step [Re: DavoSwim]
Jude Offline

Registered: 08/09/12
Posts: 1633
Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: DavoSwim
...been burying the memories for 30 years now...
Welcome Davo. It took me 42 years to come to terms with it, but I can tell you that if you do the work of recovery, recovery comes. Hope we hear more from you. Be well.

I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories
Sarah McLachlan


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