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#435417 - 05/22/13 12:19 AM Hello
G-Scott Offline


Registered: 05/21/13
Posts: 1
Loc: Alabama (roll tide)
Hello, Im found this site through online research. I'm a male who is a survivor of sexual abuse as a child. I was sexually abused from the age of 6 till I was 8 years of age by a family friend. That horrible experience has been something I have kept a secret from my family and friends. I'm 24 years old now and all of the memories of the abuse I can't seem to block out as I did as a child. I suffer from depression and anxiety and I have a lot of issues. I seem as if I'm am disconnected to the world. I feel as a part of me has died and I can't truly be happy I can't truly trust people and I can't truly forgive people. I'm hoping by becoming a member of this wonderful site would help the healing process or just be able to talk to people whom may be experiencing the same problems I have.

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#435421 - 05/22/13 01:33 AM Re: Hello [Re: G-Scott]
victor-victim Offline


Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 3018
Loc: O Kanada
i have experienced the same problems you have.
you can talk to me.
welcome to the site.
glad you found it so early in your life.
i know it will help you.
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Victor|Victim

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#435426 - 05/22/13 02:43 AM Re: Hello [Re: G-Scott]
mattheal Offline
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Registered: 06/10/12
Posts: 142
Loc: Ohio
G,

Welcome. This is a great site. You are not alone. We understand what you are going through. You survived a hell most adults will never deal with. I hope you realize how much strength that took!

My son turned 7 last year, the age I was when the abuse started. All of it came flooding back, and I had to admit what happened to myself and have been working on my issues for a year now.

It does get better.
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It's okay to find the faith to saunter forward
With no fear of shadows spreading where you stand
And you'll breathe easier just knowing
that the worst is all behind you
And the waves that tossed the raft all night
have set you on dry land
- The Mountain Goats - "Never Quite Free"

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#435448 - 05/22/13 10:08 AM Re: Hello [Re: G-Scott]
Jude Offline


Registered: 08/09/12
Posts: 1478
Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: G-Scott
all of the memories of the abuse I can't seem to block out as I did as a child.
Many of us have managed to block out the memories for 30-40 years, and they wreaked havoc with our lives. You are to be commended for having the courage to start dealing with them at age 24
Originally Posted By: G-Scott
I suffer from depression and anxiety and I have a lot of issues.
Depression, anxiety, fear, anger, self-hatred, sexual confusion and dysfunction...the list goes on and on. We get it.
Originally Posted By: G-Scott
I seem as if I'm am disconnected to the world. I feel as a part of me has died and I can't truly be happy I can't truly trust people and I can't truly forgive people.
Feeling "different", feeling dead inside, never feeling happy, trust issues, forgiveness issues....most of us have been there.
Originally Posted By: G-Scott
I'm hoping by becoming a member of this wonderful site would help the healing process or just be able to talk to people whom may be experiencing the same problems I have.
You betcha. We're all here to support one another. You can share almost anything without fear of judgement or condemnation. Keep reading and posting buddy, you can make it through!

Jude
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"But now old friends are acting strange,
they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained in living every day
....it's life's illusions I recall, I really don't know life at all. "
Joni Mitchell

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#435466 - 05/22/13 11:32 AM Re: Hello [Re: G-Scott]
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Registered: 05/16/12
Posts: 1159
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Edited by bodyguard8367 (02/27/14 03:33 PM)

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#437982 - 06/12/13 08:12 PM . [Re: G-Scott]
JoeSmith Offline


Registered: 05/03/13
Posts: 129
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#437986 - 06/12/13 09:16 PM Re: Hello [Re: G-Scott]
Happythoughts Offline


Registered: 05/12/13
Posts: 19
I was sexually abused from the age of 6 till I was 8 years of age by a family friend. That horrible experience has been something I have kept a secret from my family and friends. I'm 24 years old now and all of the memories of the abuse I can't seem to block out as I did as a child. I suffer from depression and anxiety and I have a lot of issues. I seem as if I'm am disconnected to the world. I feel as a part of me has died and I can't truly be happy I can't truly trust people and I can't truly forgive people.




I'm 50years old and you just nailed what I am feeling everyday, hopefully I can get past it.... welcome

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