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Family and Friends
I, too, have never felt like anyone truly loved me for just who I am - except for a select few. My wife is the first - after 35 years of marriage she is still the one who on this earth loves me the most. My children are have grown into great adults a
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Lucky 13 Years by WG @ Today at 08:02 AM

Victor - Sorry I didn't see your post earlier....I, too, would like to lend my congratulations to the others. I only have just over 2 years, and I have found so much help in here along with my therapist and my wife of 35 years. Be strong. I want to t
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Lucky 13 Years by victor-victim @ Today at 06:25 AM

dear gentlemen, i do so enjoy the kind words of recognition and compassion thank you, focusedbody and dark empathy. sending love, respect, appreciation and gratitude.
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: Pain of separation- some beautiful words... by HealingHope @ Today at 05:37 AM

Kevin & Luke, thank you both for taking the trouble to share your experiences. It helps me so much to know how you've overcome so much. There's such hope & courage in both of your words.
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: Hello by Shyshark @ Today at 12:56 AM

Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Checking in On the Abuser by KMCINVA @ Yesterday at 11:21 PM

I do not know why I keep checking in on the abuser. I know where he lives, I know he is trying to sell the home he lived in before his recent move, I know he has health issues. My sources laugh when I call and I know they will call me when the end
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Lucky 13 Years by focusedbody @ Yesterday at 09:47 PM

Vic: Thank you for your humanity. May the road rise to meet you and the next thirteen be filled with peace and greater wisdom. FB
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: What Did She Say? by zookeeper @ Yesterday at 09:39 PM

DE I do remember that section (reading was always an escape for me). You are dead on. If I could just gain some perspective, but I still seem to be flailing in the dark. But its far to costly to turn back. So on we go! Brian
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: Pain of separation- some beautiful words... by dark empathy @ Yesterday at 09:36 PM

Originally Posted By Healing hope"Sometimes people walk away from love because it is so beautiful that it terrifies them. Sometimes they leave because the connection shines a bright light on their dark places and they are not ready to work the
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Lucky 13 Years by dark empathy @ Yesterday at 09:24 PM

Hi Victor. I'm sorry, i've been unavailable for a while and now that the site is fixed I need to get back into the habbit of checking every day again. Congratulations on the aniversary and the recovery. I'll be hitting my 9th year in a couple of
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Some of my truths... by dark empathy @ Yesterday at 09:19 PM

Hi Rich. I'm really pleased to hear this, since I do remember from our previous correspondance how much you've struggled with several of these problems, eg, loving yourself, relating to other guys etc. I'm pleased you were able to share this, it'
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: What Did She Say? by dark empathy @ Yesterday at 09:15 PM

@Brian, one other thing to remember is that progress is a slippery beast. I'm always reminded of that bit in The Hobbit (the book, it didn't make it into any of the films), when Bilbo and The Dwarves are going through mirkwood and having a generally
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: What Did She Say? by WG @ Yesterday at 08:43 PM

I really like that part that says since we cannot conceive of that kind evil, it makes us a better person. Oh, my gosh, that never occurred to me. We ARE better than they are because we've never done what they've done. Like what zoo said - even when
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Some of my truths... by WG @ Yesterday at 08:36 PM

So very true. It was a very long time before I could accept that others loved me - just for who I am. Sometimes now I will do something just for me - like go to Barnes & Noble, get a stack of favorite-subject books and sit down for a while and en
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Some of my truths... by JW1230 @ Yesterday at 05:31 PM

((((Rich)))) This is exactly where I find myself as well....Yes, it does seem obvious at times; however, I find it the most challenging thing in my life...to love myself. I go through periods where I try really hard to "convince" myself t
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: Pain of separation- some beautiful words... by KMCINVA @ Yesterday at 02:34 PM

HealingHope You spoke of something I talked about in therapy and with doctors. All my life I had difficulty accepting praise and recognition. I also had trouble believing people could like me let alone love me. I talked about this over and over. Cl
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: What Did She Say? by zookeeper @ Yesterday at 02:23 PM

Thank you Michael. I wish I could say that I was making progress in every area. But when the rest of me is falling into 17 broken pieces, I cling to the one thing that Ive got the grasp on, Im not going back. Guys like Luke and you are lifesavers, I
Poetry
Jump to new posts Re: Pretend by Shyshark @ Yesterday at 12:40 PM

Pretending to live ... yes ... I know it well. (((( Ttl ))))
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: Pain of separation- some beautiful words... by HealingHope @ Yesterday at 12:27 PM

Thank you too Sterling. I think my survivor struggles with that too, which is why these words connected with me because they give so much compassion to both parties wrestling with the effects of csa on loving relationships. Take care
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Overwhelmed by Sterling @ Yesterday at 12:27 PM

Good for you GMan , on doing your best and taking charge! YOu are worthy of worryfree time, and a worryfree life! TAke care, welcome here , this is the best place for love and support! James
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Jump to new posts Re: i love you by Sterling @ Yesterday at 12:21 PM

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Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: Pain of separation- some beautiful words... by Sterling @ Yesterday at 12:19 PM

Thanks HealingHope. I have fear of feeling loved. Thanks to Jeff Brown.
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Jump to new posts Re: i love you by Sterling @ Yesterday at 11:32 AM

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