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#85777 - 06/08/04 04:16 AM Male Survivor Article
G D H Offline
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Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 7
Loc: Oregon
I stumbled across this article on the internet last weekend. It may contain some triggers.

http://www.anchoragepress.com/archives-2004/coverstoryvol13ed21.shtml

The link to the story I clicked just read "This time last year I was plotting to kill a man." At 5AM on a Sunday morning, after a night of tossing and turning, that's the kind of stuff that catches my eye. Had I known what the story was about and the effect it would have on me, I would have turned off the computer and gone back to bed! I felt numb and disconnected for several days after reading that. My next counseling session was particularly painful but productive. Afterward, I felt a new sense of urgency about my recovery and began to look up sexual abuse on the internet. So in a way that story is responsible for me finding this forum. I hope it can help others in some way.

BTW, I left a message with a therapist today who facilitates a group for male survivors of sexual abuse. I hope to hear back from him soon.

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"The military school of thought - what does not destroy me makes me stronger." F. W. Nietzsche

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#85778 - 06/08/04 09:00 AM Re: Male Survivor Article
outis Offline
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Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 2260
Loc: Maryland USA
Doug,

It does contain a lot of triggers. Several of us discussed it a few days ago in another thread around here somewhere. Interesting that while we were talking about it as a source of triggers, it was helping you start looking for us.

I never thought of tracking down the perp. I never wanted to see him again. Still don't.

Thanks,

Joe

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"Telemachos, your guest is no discredit to you. I wasted no time in stringing the bow, and I did not miss the mark. My strength is yet unbroken…"—The Odyssey, translated by W.H.D. Rouse

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