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#450938 - 10/22/13 07:41 AM Building my community
thevision Offline
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MaleSurvivor

Registered: 08/25/13
Posts: 9
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
I attended a Weekend of Recovery recently, and realized I was missing the key to my recovery: a community suport of men who support, understand, relate and identify. I'm so grateful this site is here for me as I take my first steps toward connecting with other survivors.

Scott

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#450940 - 10/22/13 07:50 AM Re: Building my community [Re: thevision]
traveler Offline
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MaleSurvivor

Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3373
Loc: somewhere in Africa
WELCOME! - Scott,

great to have you here! as i have always said - this place has been my lifeline. don't know what i'd do without it.

hope you'll soon feel at home and feel free to join in however feels right to you. we are here for you.

hope to "see" more of you,
LEE (yep - that one!)
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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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#450941 - 10/22/13 07:54 AM Re: Building my community [Re: thevision]
KMCINVA Offline
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MaleSurvivor

Registered: 08/31/11
Posts: 1625
Scott

This site has been a lifeline for many--it allows us to share with and support each other in the bad times and to encourage and cheer successes on the healing journey. I know it helped to save me as I lived in an unhealthy environment, as least for a victim or one trying to survive, that could have killed me if it was not for the support of MS, people and other support groups.

Welcome and share when you are ready and feel safe.

Kevin

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#450943 - 10/22/13 08:10 AM Re: Building my community [Re: traveler]
thevision Offline
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MaleSurvivor

Registered: 08/25/13
Posts: 9
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
LEE! Hi my friend! I'm looking at the avatar for my little boy you gave me this weekend right now. You're an amazing man and helped me a lot. Thanks for the welcome to the forum.

Scott

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#450949 - 10/22/13 08:55 AM Re: Building my community [Re: thevision]
don64 Online   content
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 10/09/13
Posts: 674
Loc: St. Croix, USVI
Hi Scott,

I've been here about two weeks now and it is the lifeline I needed. I had never talked with another male survivor before, and at 64 am understanding myself as I never have. The support of people like me is making me feel so much less crazy and more comfortable in my own skin. I hope this place is as meaningful for you as it already has been for me. WELCOME!.........Don
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Divine Law is not judgment or denial of self truths. Divine Law is honoring harmony that comes from a peaceful mind, an open heart, a true tongue, a light step, a forgiving nature, and a love of all living creatures. Jamie Sams & David Carson, Medicine Cards

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#450952 - 10/22/13 09:24 AM Re: Building my community [Re: thevision]
Obi Offline
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Registered: 12/28/09
Posts: 1314
Loc: kansas
welcome to ms.
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live another day. climb a little higher.

my story

my vlog

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#450954 - 10/22/13 09:26 AM Re: Building my community [Re: thevision]
SamV Offline
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Registered: 12/13/09
Posts: 5942
Loc: Talladega, Alabama, USA
Community, connecting with healthy, progressive recovery survivors who want to reach out to support, that is so wonderful. Welcome thevision, starting with a WoR is a great way to begin this journey.

I look forward to your shares, stability and progress on the site,
Sam
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MaleSurvivor Moderator Emeritus 2012 - 2014

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#451083 - 10/23/13 12:09 PM Re: Building my community [Re: thevision]
thevision Offline
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MaleSurvivor

Registered: 08/25/13
Posts: 9
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
To all who have provided such a warm welcome:
You can probably all relate to how scary it can be to reach out, so your kind words and encouragement really help. Thanks so much.

Scott

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#451085 - 10/23/13 12:29 PM Re: Building my community [Re: thevision]
mattheal Offline
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MaleSurvivor

Registered: 06/10/12
Posts: 142
Loc: Ohio
Welcome Scott.

It was a big frightening step for me to attend WOR as well, but found a ton of wisdom, courage, and support from the survivors who attended - including you. Even though I wish this community did not have to exist, it is healing to connect with people who understand the challenges you face. I am confident that you will find support here and that others will get to know you as the amazing man you are.

Much Love,
Matt
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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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#451106 - 10/23/13 06:10 PM Re: Building my community [Re: thevision]
atari_kid86 Offline
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MaleSurvivor

Registered: 02/23/10
Posts: 124
Loc: Michigan
Scott,

Welcome to the MS forum. You'll find this to be a great place of healing as well. There are many men on here who are willing to help. It was truly a pleasure getting to know you. You and the others helped me so much. Thank you. Keep in touch. smile

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#451108 - 10/23/13 06:17 PM Re: Building my community [Re: thevision]
thevision Offline
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MaleSurvivor

Registered: 08/25/13
Posts: 9
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Atari,
I'm feeling at home already, especially with the number of WoR friends who are here.

My thanks to you, too. Your courage and empathy made a huge difference in my weekend.

Scott

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#451145 - 10/24/13 12:42 AM Re: Building my community [Re: thevision]
Jude Offline


Registered: 08/09/12
Posts: 1510
Loc: New England
Welcome Scott,

Dittos to all thats been said. Welcome home.

Jude
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I went back to the doctor
To get another shrink.
I sit and tell him about my weekend,
But he never betrays what he thinks.
Can you see the real me, doctor?.
The Who

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