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

Registered: 02/06/13
Posts: 300
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

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#424768 - 02/09/13 05:30 AM Re: This is a big step [Re: DavoSwim]
traveler Offline
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Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3198
Loc: back in the USA
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.

Lee
_________________________
We are often troubled, but not crushed;
sometimes in doubt, but never in despair;
there are many enemies, but we are never without a friend;
and though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.
- Paul, II Cor 4:8-9

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#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!!

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#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: 621
Loc: Southeast USA
DavoSwim,

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.

Will
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You take a walk and you try to understand
Nothing can hurt you
Unless you want it to... R.E.M./Pylon "Crazy"


My Story: Cruel Summer

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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: 643
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
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Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee. let me then tow to pieces, while still chasing thee, thou damned whale! Thus, I give up the spear!"
Herman Melville

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

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


Registered: 08/09/12
Posts: 1369
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.

Jude
_________________________
"When I was a child
I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye
I turned to look but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown, the dream is gone
And I have become comfortably numb."
Pink Floyd

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