My feeling exactly. Some days our sense of humor is an incredibly powerful resource. Resorting to it isn't an escape, it's a way of showing ourselves that even when things look SO bad, we should not allow our abuse issues to define us.
We are all guys with hopes and dreams, independent of what was done to us by others. Our sense of humor shows we are alive to that fact and can refuse to package ourselves in the wrappings that abusers had in mind for us.
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me. (Woody Guthrie)