Patronizing our struggle for the purpose of personal gain or some entertainment is infuriating. The non abused, at least a portion, simply do not have the capacity to understand, much less to empathize the depth of fear and confusion, the control we had over us that they will hopefully, never taste.

I feel your anger here Ben, she is unimportant. You brave survivor, you are important. We do not want pity, we do not want a hand out and we CERTAINLY do not want to be a side show attraction. We want connections, we want the stability to belong to a group and be welcomed, to slow the flashbacks and share the pain to help heal ourselves.

We come here for that recovery Ben. Please, keep reaching out for support and stability here, it is coming at it's own pace. You are here with your fellow survivors,

Sam
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MaleSurvivor Moderator Emeritus 2012 - 2014