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#427029 - 03/03/13 07:15 PM Just Introducing myself
MaineSurvivor Offline

Registered: 02/26/13
Posts: 3
Loc: ME Maine
Hello - I am a 49 year old bi-sexual man, CSA Survivor from Maine. I was sexually abused by 3 older brothers from age 7 to age 12. I am very lucky in many ways. First of which is that I have done lots of work toward recovery and while it is always an ongoing battle, I am fairly high functioning today. That is something I am grateful for.

I have not always been so "high functioning." And in some ways i am probably not that high functioning at all. This may become apparent when I post "My Story" in the appropriate section in a week or so. I have it mostly written, but like to let my writings "simmer" for a period before I put them out there for public consumption. Not all of my writings will be this way, but my story is likely to have many triggering aspects to it and I want to ensure that I have chosen my words and such very carefully.

I am married - my wife has always known about the abuse I suffered and she has been very supportive and understanding about the long term and lasting effects this has had on my sexuality.

Well - I had joined MS as a member a few days ago and wanted to make sure that I wrote some sort of introduction. I look forward to having some exchanges here and offering support to any and all who may be struggling with issues around their trauma and recovery. I do work a full time job that often requires me to put in very long days (Social Services) but I will try to be very mindful to those who reach out for support and provide timely feedback.

#427046 - 03/03/13 10:59 PM Re: Just Introducing myself [Re: MaineSurvivor]
Sterling Offline

Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 743
Loc: Winnipeg, Manitoba,Canada
Hey Cool Guy and Welcome!:)

#427058 - 03/03/13 11:42 PM xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [Re: MaineSurvivor]
wearytraveler Offline

Registered: 01/12/13
Posts: 49
Loc: living in the now and not the ...

Edited by wearytraveler (01/17/14 05:50 PM)
I have left this site and am no longer a member to those who I met while here I wish you well I no longer reside in my own past but have moved on and facing what is now and what is ahead. My past no longer defines me, and it does not effect the course of who I am and my future.

#427214 - 03/05/13 04:45 PM Re: Just Introducing myself [Re: MaineSurvivor]
Jude Offline

Registered: 08/09/12
Posts: 1633
Loc: New England
Welcome MaineSurvivor!

Vermont here....we're neighbors. You are wise to pace yourself reading and posting on MS. It can be overwhelming sometimes if you are easily triggered. But happy to hear you have made progress in recovery. We are all in different places in recovery. Different stories, locations, ages, orientations, but we find there is much in common in what the consequences of our CSA have been. Good luck buddy. 11,000 guys have your back.

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

#427262 - 03/06/13 06:20 AM Re: Just Introducing myself [Re: MaineSurvivor]
MaineSurvivor Offline

Registered: 02/26/13
Posts: 3
Loc: ME Maine
Thanks for the welcome messages.

#427266 - 03/06/13 08:23 AM Re: Just Introducing myself [Re: MaineSurvivor]
peroperic2009 Offline

Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 3720
Loc: South-East Europe
Hello and welcome to MaleSurvivor MaineSUrvivor!
We are here to give support to each other wink
As many of us are struggling heavily sometimes it is more than important to hear about positive experience where survivor learned to fight his issues and have better life.
I'm looking forward for your posts!

My story

#427271 - 03/06/13 08:47 AM Re: Just Introducing myself [Re: MaineSurvivor]
finallyopen Offline

Registered: 11/16/12
Posts: 69
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Welcome We all can find support here and everyone relates very well to eachother.
Hoping that your healing Journey is helped by MS! There are many of us here that feel that way.
My Story :


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