If we define ourselves first as survivors I guess that is what we are destined to be.
If we assume we can not heal I guess we will not.
If we think the world is entirely bad and uncaring I don't think we will see the good that is all around us.
I am a husband, a dad, a friend. I work by choice in a place where people are born, others are saved each day.
I struggle at times with the effect of abuse. Men here I trust kick my ass when it does. I do the same for them. It works.
I don't think of the 1 or 2 men who work recovery with me as survivors. They are true friends who happen to be survivors.
It gets better when you put it all in perspective and see this is one part of who we are. Don't let this one part of life consume you.
Push away the doubt and negativity. See that we are good men and we can heal. It's happening right here @ MS.
"You can get far in life by pushing except through a door marked PULL...." Profile quote in my oldest son's senior year HS Yearbook.