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Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Untangling Anxiety Disorder Symptom***TRIGGERS*** by Zappafan @ 49 minutes 31 seconds ago

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and suggest............ - Be honest with your therapist , what do you have to lose. Honest that your struggling to figure this out, you need time and help to do so and you'll try your best - breathe. One of the best
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Jump to new posts Re: Untangling Anxiety Disorder Symptom***TRIGGERS*** by 1islandboy @ Today at 03:15 AM

I probably, just need to be as calm as possible. Accurate as possible. Straight up tell them the numbers I give, are general averages. Do the best of my ability. What more can they ask? I am calmer now,. Any advice on differentiation, would still
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Untangling Anxiety Disorder Symptom***TRIGGERS*** by 1islandboy @ Today at 02:26 AM

(Perhaps only triggers for me, as I talk around it, I see it), I find it so absolutely frustrating to accurately report my PTSD symptoms. (As, I have PTSD. The irony is not lost here). I actually have a co-occuring condition where my Tinnitus-hyp
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Jump to new posts Re: i am back by 1islandboy @ Today at 12:59 AM

No reason to be sorry, a lot of us disappear for while try to normalize our lives. We get too healthy (at least we try be). Honestly, I didn't know you were gone, cause I was gone also gone too. Reminds me of that old Eagles song, "You can chec
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: I did it by greenwizard @ Yesterday at 11:04 PM

My friend called today to see how I was doing and to assure me I have not been forgotten. He spent today finding out her name and doing the mind numbing paperwork. He said it will probably be a few days because the way he is going about things no l
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Progress I Have Been Told by focusedbody @ Yesterday at 10:50 PM

Kevin: Yes, the distinction between abuse and safety is an important one. It also seems to me that earlier in life, I made them in my conscious mind to be very different. And yet in my actions, found myself still in abusive situations. Lately, I
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: i am back by FormerTexan @ Yesterday at 10:43 PM

Welcome back, ibd.
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Jump to new posts Re: Adoptive parental abuse by New47bliss @ Yesterday at 09:47 PM

Thanks
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Jump to new posts Re: Great Book by 1islandboy @ Yesterday at 09:26 PM

Considering, I am in this forum. A book, I believe that is worth mentioning... Legacy of the Heart: The Spiritual Advantages of a Painful Childhood, by Wayne Muller. House of Pain (Faster Pussycat) island
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Jump to new posts i am back by illbedat @ Yesterday at 09:11 PM

Look sometimes life has roads u dont know your even on. Im sorry dor everyone who was felt abandoned by me,it was not my intention. I been through a lot past few years and while it was lonley and the worst period of my life, i have found a comfort an
Books, Music & Films for Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: music describes how im feeling better than i can by Ceremony @ Yesterday at 08:15 PM

Wanna share some happy songs, these get me through! David Byrne - "This Must Be the Place": If there's interest, I save the url in the address bar above for my browser (YouTube), then I use the full edit window for this MS foru
Books, Music & Films for Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Nostalgic by Ceremony @ Yesterday at 08:05 PM

Lol, look what popped up on my YouTube feed. Bee Gees, "You Should Be Dancing" I didn't watch Travolta in that movie for decades, but about a decade ago got into it. I absolutely love "Mama Mia" the movie. And I couldn'
Books, Music & Films for Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Nostalgic by Ceremony @ Yesterday at 07:57 PM

Kool & The Gang, "Get Down On It", "...get your back up off the wall..." Dang, gettin' that Disco body sway... Ohh yeah, Earth Wind & Fire "September" "...never was a cloudy day..."
Books, Music & Films for Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Nostalgic by Ceremony @ Yesterday at 07:52 PM

I have an idea why this song gets to me... And Stevie Wonder, need I say:
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Self-harm *Trigger warning* by KMCINVA @ Yesterday at 07:14 PM

Lumes48 I can relate. For me as a child I had a prayer I wrote to God, asking that I do not wake in the morning. I did not want to live. Years later as the memories of the abuse took hold I had these thoughts from driving a winding mountain road a
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Self-harm *Trigger warning* by 1islandboy @ Yesterday at 05:57 PM

I think, we are all susceptible to self harming ourselves. I was never a cutter, but have perhaps exhibited self destructive behaviors that manifest itself, in more subtler ways. I gave up trying to figure out the whole nature/nurture thing long ag
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Jump to new posts Re: Self-harm *Trigger warning* by Ceremony @ Yesterday at 04:31 PM

lumes, it's good to see your reply post. This topic is wrapped in so many layers. I think the complex ptsd parts must fit with it? I've not studied this part of myself, rather it's my intuition that's kicked in to help me survive it. There have been
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: Husband's insecurities by greenwizard @ Yesterday at 04:31 PM

What Ceremony suggested may help. Maybe Google articles on body issues. I know there are a ton of articles for women on the subject, but uh, men have body issues too. I know I did, and still do to an extent. I am short, and my girlfriend is an in
Books, Music & Films for Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: music describes how im feeling better than i can by YutoG @ Yesterday at 04:30 PM

Had a pretty shitty day today now stuck in a loop listening to one of some of my favourite songs.... Placebo - The Crawl https://youtu.be/G66ZQJWP0JQ beautiful sad song the lyrics mean a lot to me Hole - Celebrity Skin https://youtu.be/O3dWBLoU--E
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: chapter 4 Whole again by Sterling @ Yesterday at 04:17 PM

Hey Rich, hope you are doing well. I had to print out your post and read it when I was alone . Boy , was I glad I did! This is definitely one of my favorite posts. I laughed a lot when you were describing your abuser...such as when you wrote... &quo
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Self-harm *Trigger warning* by lumes48 @ Yesterday at 04:15 PM

Thanks everyone. It does ring true - and I'd never quite thought it before - when you speak about not being noticed. That might be exactly it; I was sitting here just now thinking that I'd like my scars to be on the outside, because people might then
Books, Music & Films for Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: music describes how im feeling better than i can by YutoG @ Yesterday at 04:11 PM

Man i seriously cant describe how much i freaking love led zepp's when the levee breaks song!!! That is such an awesome tune it immediately made me think of don mclean's american pie song dunno why bc they don't sound similar. just gives me the same
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: Husband's insecurities by Ceremony @ Yesterday at 03:57 PM

Nalh78, I wish to suggest something that's helped me. I have googled "Does penis size matter". Women who have made YouTube videos stating what they think has made me feel better than almost anything. In fact, to me, the reason I'm now posti
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: Husband's insecurities by Nalh78 @ Yesterday at 03:45 PM

Thank you for your comments. When I was younger (13) my adopted cousin made me touch his junk and rub it, I didn't finish but it felt bigger to me. My husband asked me whose was bigger his or my cousin's and going back to when I was 13 I told him my
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