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#53460 - 04/16/04 07:12 PM Re: Goal 1 achieved
crisispoint Offline
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Registered: 09/24/03
Posts: 2154
Loc: Massachusetts
\:D

Once the faucet is open, the pressure goes away, doesn't it?

I know, not completely. But it's the first step. And Marc, trust me, it DOES get better.

It ain't the end, not by a LONG shot, but it's the end of the beginning.

The road gets more level. Bumpy to be sure, but not the great huge hill you saw.

I'm very proud of you, my brother. You need anything, I'm here.

Peace and love (and why can't I see you at the top of the screen? \:\) )

Scot

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#53461 - 04/16/04 07:34 PM Re: Goal 1 achieved
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Registered: 03/07/04
Posts: 927
Loc: NY
\:\) \:\) \:\) \:\) \:\) Today is a five smiley day. Congrats Marc.

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#53462 - 04/16/04 08:06 PM Re: Goal 1 achieved
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Registered: 03/31/04
Posts: 1536
Loc: New Jersey
Marc,
I'm glad you had a good session with your psychologist, its a great feeling after telling someone face to face. I had the same trouble, I just couldn't say it. I knew that this person was a professional but I guess I felt like if I didn't say it it wouldn't be real. But it is real, and I did say it and it felt great.

Congrats, I'm here for you man, and

I BELIEVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jason

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#53463 - 04/16/04 08:39 PM Re: Goal 1 achieved
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Registered: 06/29/03
Posts: 1983
Loc: Flint, Michigan
Marc,

That is a big step forward, you are on your way. Forward.
My phychiatrist was the first person I told, basically because he was the first to ask. My therapist was the second for the same reason. I should have done that years (and years) before. Better late than never.

Journey well,
Bill

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#53464 - 04/16/04 09:24 PM Re: Goal 1 achieved
swartzhund Offline
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Registered: 04/08/04
Posts: 61
Loc: Michigan
Way to go Marc! Keep coming back, we need people like you around here. Stories like yours makes me want to take that step too.

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#53465 - 04/16/04 11:23 PM Re: Goal 1 achieved
faceinthecrowd Offline
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Registered: 12/02/03
Posts: 40
Marc,To say what happened to someone else cannot be compared to anything.It is a gut wrenching like no other.I was 40 ,28 yrs. after Iwas molested before it was spoken.It was 6 yrs later when I finally started dealing with it.Deal now Marc,keep the healing going.You are not alone.What you did today helped more people than you can know.////////////////facewhatyoucanasyoucanbutfaceit


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#53466 - 04/17/04 12:03 AM Re: Goal 1 achieved
yesac76 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/04
Posts: 508
Loc: Idaho
Marc,
Congratulations on making that hard first step! I am proud of you, my brother. I believe you! I am sad it happened to you, but you can get through this. I believe in you!
Casey

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#53467 - 04/17/04 02:03 AM Re: Goal 1 achieved
subdeacon Offline
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Registered: 02/12/04
Posts: 83
Loc: Florida
Marc, my brother and my friend, I am so proud of you I could bust! Our shoulders are always here to lean on...as yours has been there for me when I needed it. Again, I am so proud of you, man. Well All right, then!

Philip

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#53468 - 04/17/04 06:31 AM Re: Goal 1 achieved
outis Offline
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Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 2258
Loc: Maryland USA
Marc,
Quote:
There are no more secrets.
Doesn't that part feel so much better?

Congratulations, Marc, you took a big step. Things do get better because you're making it so.

Thanks,

Joe

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#53469 - 04/17/04 05:30 PM Re: Goal 1 achieved
Don-NY Offline
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Registered: 08/06/02
Posts: 546
Loc: Long Island, NY
Great news, Marc. And I really like what you said about the rope because it seems we all do that at times.

We throw ropes for ourselves and each other to hang on to.

The best thing is, when you have a lot of ropes all together, you make nets, and rope ladders; Places where you're caught safely, and places where you climb back up.

That's a great image for what we have here; Safety nets and ladders- Lifelines all over the place.

Thanks for reminding me.

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