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#422746 - 01/20/13 08:21 PM new member
CrushedHeart Offline

Registered: 01/20/13
Posts: 1
Hi my name is Danny & I'm a new member led to this site by a news article. I'm trying to survive the after shock of abuse that me & my children suffered from my father, as well as the abandonment & reaction to me from the rest of my family members. I'm trying to keep moving on a path of healing for me & my family and trying to navigate all the feelings I have in relation to this. Hopefully this site my help. Peace!

#422769 - 01/20/13 10:14 PM Re: new member [Re: CrushedHeart]
SamV Offline

Registered: 12/13/09
Posts: 5941
Loc: Talladega, Alabama, USA
Hello Danny and welcome to MaleSurvivor,

We are glad you found us although your journey here was overwhelming, we personally have experienced relief and support here. Keep recovering Danny, keep seeking calm and comfort, they are yours to have, you and your children deserve them.

I look forward to your posts helping us better understand your situation.

MaleSurvivor Moderator Emeritus 2012 - 2014

#422783 - 01/21/13 12:23 AM Re: new member [Re: CrushedHeart]
traveler Offline

Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3319
Loc: back in the USA
Welcome, Danny -

it sounds like you have a lot to deal with right now.
it is a rough road - and trying to find your way is often overwhelming.
but this MS site and these people can help.
hope you find the same encouragement and support that i have here.

We are often troubled, but not crushed;
sometimes in doubt, but never in despair;
there are many enemies, but we are never without a friend;
and though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.
- Paul, II Cor 4:8-9

#422823 - 01/21/13 02:18 PM Re: new member [Re: CrushedHeart]
Jude Offline

Registered: 08/09/12
Posts: 1478
Loc: New England
Welcome Crushed Heart,

Your name says alot....Welcome to MS.

Recovery starts with breaking the silence about what happened. You've already taken that step. I'd suggest finding a therapist experienced with childhood trauma to help you work through the issues you describe. You may find other issues to deal with in the process. In the meantime, read the posts here, and write some of your own when you feel able to. MS has been a huge help to me in recovery, and I hope you find what you need here.

"But now old friends are acting strange,
they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained in living every day's life's illusions I recall, I really don't know life at all. "
Joni Mitchell

#423007 - 01/23/13 11:03 AM Re: new member [Re: CrushedHeart]
BuffaloCO Offline

Registered: 07/14/12
Posts: 413
Loc: USA
Welcome to the site Danny. I can't add much to what others have said, but can say being here and working with a therapist has helped me a lot in my own healing process. I signed up here last July and started therapy in the fall, and I know it is possible to sort out the hurts and confusion and find healing. Welcome brother, my hope is you will find comfort, support and understanding here as I have.
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” - Plato

#423062 - 01/23/13 11:07 PM Re: new member [Re: CrushedHeart]
kcinohio Offline

Registered: 06/06/12
Posts: 293
Loc: Ohio
Welcome to MS. Hope you find some healing here.


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