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#465716 - 05/23/14 10:08 PM Intro...
recordplayer69 Offline


Registered: 05/20/14
Posts: 9
Loc: Texas
just wanted to say that it's nice to know I'm not alone anymore.

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#465719 - 05/23/14 10:42 PM Re: Intro... [Re: recordplayer69]
Jude Offline


Registered: 08/09/12
Posts: 1608
Loc: New England
Welcome RecordPlayer69,

You most definitely are not alone. Now don't be shy about asking for help.

Be well,

Jude
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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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#465721 - 05/23/14 11:11 PM Re: Intro... [Re: recordplayer69]
traveler Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3748
Loc: somewhere in Africa
recordplayer69 -

your avatar and screen name take me back to my youth.
you are certainly NOT alone.
you can be as connected and engaged here as you want to be. take it easy at first - as it can be overwhelming.
but join in as you feel able and know that you will be welcomed, accepted and respected.
i hope you will quickly feel at home here and benefit from the resources and relationships here.

LEE
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"That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. . . What will your verse be?" Robin Williams as John Keating in "Dead Poets Society"


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#465727 - 05/24/14 07:53 AM Re: Intro... [Re: recordplayer69]
KMCINVA Offline
Greeter
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 08/31/11
Posts: 2149
RecordPlayer69

Welcome and you are not alone. We all have our own story. Take you time, feel safe and share whatever you feel comfortable sharing.

Heal well.

Kevin

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#465729 - 05/24/14 09:44 AM Re: Intro... [Re: recordplayer69]
pattom Offline


Registered: 05/20/14
Posts: 44
Loc: Southern Midwesternish
Recordplayer69

I'm new here too. I'm just starting to deal with all of this. I'm not sure what I can say that could be of help to you right now. But I think its important that I try to say something. I believe we are safe here, and I think these guys really care.

Peace, friend... you are absolutely not alone.

Patrick
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Before I knew you, I thought brave was not being afraid.
You've taught me that bravery is being terrified and doing it anyway.
Laurell K. Hamilton

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#465748 - 05/24/14 11:04 PM Re: Intro... [Re: recordplayer69]
SurvivingMe Offline


Registered: 04/09/14
Posts: 22
Loc: Texas
RP69 --

Welcome. I haven't been here much longer than you but I have found lots of wisdom here already and know you will, too.

Peace.

SM

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#465749 - 05/24/14 11:09 PM Re: Intro... [Re: traveler]
recordplayer69 Offline


Registered: 05/20/14
Posts: 9
Loc: Texas
Thanks for welcoming me, and for the comment on the icon. The user name comes from the fact that I prefer vinyl to digital. Thank you for understanding about the vague, brief intro. Would definitely like to be more engaged once I get my bearings and learn my way around.....

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#465750 - 05/24/14 11:11 PM Re: Intro... [Re: SurvivingMe]
recordplayer69 Offline


Registered: 05/20/14
Posts: 9
Loc: Texas
Thank you.....

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#465751 - 05/24/14 11:13 PM Re: Intro... [Re: pattom]
recordplayer69 Offline


Registered: 05/20/14
Posts: 9
Loc: Texas
Your words of encouragement mean a lot.....Thank you.

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#465752 - 05/24/14 11:14 PM Re: Intro... [Re: SurvivingMe]
recordplayer69 Offline


Registered: 05/20/14
Posts: 9
Loc: Texas
Thank you.....

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#465753 - 05/24/14 11:15 PM Re: Intro... [Re: Jude]
recordplayer69 Offline


Registered: 05/20/14
Posts: 9
Loc: Texas
Thank you, Jude...

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#465754 - 05/24/14 11:24 PM Re: Intro... [Re: recordplayer69]
cant_remember Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 1048
Welcome home, brother. You're among men who understand. This is the only place I feel at home, and now you will soon, too.

I'm a vinyl collector and listener, too. Might listen to side 3 of this 1981 Willie Nelson's greatest hits LP in your honor. "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" ...

Cant
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Recovery is possible. Hang in there, brothers.

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#465814 - 05/26/14 05:51 PM Re: Intro... [Re: recordplayer69]
recordplayer69 Offline


Registered: 05/20/14
Posts: 9
Loc: Texas
I would like to apologize for posting such a vague intro, and would like to make up for that now. I'm 45, and was victimized by 2 family members and 2 friends of the family. This was from age 8 to age 12. I eventually exposed my relatives after seeking help for the suicidal depression I was experiencing. My parents divorced because of this and I left home by the time I was 16. I do well most of the time, but every now and then something will trigger a memory and I'm a terrified 8 year old again. Have looked around the site extensively, and I feel I don't have to be scared anymore because there are folks here who have a damn good idea as to how I feel.....

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#465820 - 05/26/14 08:10 PM Re: Intro... [Re: recordplayer69]
newground Offline
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Registered: 10/11/11
Posts: 969
Loc: michigan
unfortunately that is all too true man. I hope that you can continue to find healing and support here as you continue to work toward recovery dont worry about the vague intro it is REALLY hard to know just what to write at times Im sure we are all there at times too
Jeff
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Either I will find a way, or I will make one.
Philip Sidney

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#465826 - 05/26/14 09:16 PM Re: Intro... [Re: recordplayer69]
Frustrated Offline


Registered: 10/28/13
Posts: 195
I understand completely know those feelings all too well

Jams
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I will never be safe I will never be sain I will always be weird inside I will always be lame

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#465828 - 05/26/14 09:53 PM Re: Intro... [Re: recordplayer69]
CafeMan Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 03/18/13
Posts: 155
Loc: Chicago
Welcome. Having men here who "get it" helps immensely. It's like one big ethnic group who understands the culture. I wish you much success in your quest for healing. -Nick

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#465912 - 05/28/14 01:35 PM Re: Intro... [Re: recordplayer69]
Adam A Gedman Offline


Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 188
Loc: Canada
Hello Recordplayer69,

I am sorry for your reason to be here, but glad for you to have found and joined us here at MS.

You are not alone, as others have expressed.

Unfortunately before too long, you too will be welcoming new and fearful members and extolling the benefit this forum has for those of us who need to be here.
I say unfortunately because there seems to be a never ending flow of survivors in need of support, and that to me is terribly unfortunate.

There is a great deal to be derived from those who have walked this road before us.

Take your time, and when you're ready, speak your truth.
We will be here to listen, empathize and offer support in whatever way we can.

Take care and keep well.
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Presence is the key, for all we have is now.
All we ever have is right now.

Formerly Adam A Gedman (AKA - A damAGed man)

But you can call me Kevin

Toronto Mini WoR - May 2014

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#465932 - 05/28/14 08:27 PM Re: Intro... [Re: recordplayer69]
gettingstronger Online   content


Registered: 09/24/13
Posts: 262
Loc: Virginia
Hi RP69,

Welcome! You're among friends. I can honestly say I learned more about myself and the abuse in one month of visiting this site than in the decades since it happened. I hope the same holds true for you. Reach out, join the chat board, or post as you see fit and are comfortable.

Bob

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