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Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: Is this real? by bluesky @ 07/21/16 09:04 AM

Hi Humfrey Welcome in a bitter sweet way to a place that I hope could help you get what you need. For me feeling validated and heared is so important more than trying to figure it out more than trying to fix me. Just some that can listen and get wha
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: just joined by OgO @ 07/21/16 07:42 AM

Hi Devon, Welcome, and congratulations on taking such a huge step. It's a really big thing and a lot to try to deal with so come and be welcome here and feel free to take your time, and most importantly, know that you are not alone!
Gay/Bi/Trans Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: As Gay as... by Yury @ 07/21/16 04:35 AM

Hello, For me it is hard to believe that genes have anything to do with homosexuality. When I was a kid and before I was abused by my own father I clearly remember that I liked girls and I even realised what my penis was for. After the abuse took pla
Introductions
Jump to new posts Introduction Post (Support Person) by TheOceansSong @ 07/21/16 01:55 AM

Hello everyone, I'm currently in a relationship with someone who has a pretty awful history of both sexual and physical abuse from multiple people in their life. I'm here to learn as much as I can to better support them, and to seek another avenue o
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: Is this real? by OgO @ 07/21/16 01:12 AM

Hi Humfrey, Welcome to the forums here. We're glad that you found this community, and at the same time saddened that you needed to (and I apologise as always to whoever I nicked that from, but it is very appropriate). I think for me the most incre
Introductions
Jump to new posts Is this real? by Humfrey @ 07/21/16 12:45 AM

Hi I've just joined up for these forums and have had a look around. I'm feeling quite overwhelmed by all the different forums and pages of advice. I won't go into my life story here, but just to say I'm a survivor of childhood abuse, and I've seen m
Introductions
Jump to new posts just joined by devon46 @ 07/21/16 12:38 AM

i don't know what to say or do or think . when i signed up there is a box asking if you been sexual abused.i guess that's the first time i ever admitted it .
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: New Here looking for friends by Buddy75 @ 07/20/16 11:33 PM

Thank you for the lift, I need it that...Bipolar is taking a firm grip on me these past few months Its not helping that I am alone with no girlfriend or wife so feeling bummed thanks. Buddy
Military Survivors
Jump to new posts Others by iaccus @ 07/20/16 10:16 PM

Any other Desert Storm vets who witnessed The Highway out there?
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Therapist says I'm stuck as a teenager by TinCAn @ 07/20/16 08:29 PM

FF and others. I would have to agree on experiencing much of the past through the lens of child, I pushed all the pain away as well. As I continue on my healing journey and have to say it was/is a difficult and painful journey but something I knew I
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Hello! by iaccus @ 07/20/16 08:24 PM

Thank you Bluesky and Zookeeper your your insights. Much to my chagrin I was able to be intimate with my wife this afternoon which to me indicates that issue is with the meds, again. So frustrated with the med-merry-go-round. I hope your day was g
Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: 7 Faces of Dr. Lao by zookeeper @ 07/20/16 08:13 PM

Great Pic My all time favorite is the 1963 The Haunting. Even better the original book by Shirley Jackson. I felt such an understanding with Eleanor character. The others are not sure if she's really seeing what she thinks or if shes imagining it un
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: New Here looking for friends by zookeeper @ 07/20/16 08:07 PM

Welcome my friend Welcome Buddy I know that BiPolar is a difficult issue to deal with on top of the abuse and its consequences. This is a safe place to share your journey. Does you mental health provider sponsor any support groups? Also consider con
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Hello! by zookeeper @ 07/20/16 08:00 PM

Hey There You know the meds could be involved but theres also a chance that this is just one of those things that happens. Hey not even NASA gets every rocket to launch. :-) Maybe a small talk with the family doc to just make sure the plumbi
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Hello! by bluesky @ 07/20/16 06:54 PM

Hope your day worked out for you. I don't have advice on the meds other then calling the Dr and explaining your frustration do the side effects of the meds you are on. Ask him if there are other options that don't interfere with your ability to be in
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Therapist says I'm stuck as a teenager by Elad1 @ 07/20/16 06:22 PM

FF What a great post. I am happy you are writing how you feel. I too feel I am stuck as a 10 year old. I read somewhere that in the process of healing it is important to see our experience and abuse through the lens of a child we were, after all tha
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Therapist says I'm stuck as a teenager by Jay1946 @ 07/20/16 02:32 PM

FF: I second OgO's advice. I've come to the realization that the biggest damage done by our perpetrators is that they robbed us of the opportunity to grow on our own terms. Discovering our sexuality on our own. They highjacked our "coming of a
Poetry
Jump to new posts for want of a sighting by MarkK @ 07/20/16 02:09 PM

in the midst of the crowd and yet alone isolated a single figure i used to think i wanted to be seen i now know better i don't want to be seen i want someone to want to see me would my absence matter for more than the flicker of an eye the beat o
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: From therapist to this page? by ForeverFighting @ 07/20/16 02:03 PM

I have also been around here a long time. I know what you mean about this place. I come back when the past pops back out and interrupts my present life. I also started seeing my therapist again--once a week right now. But I consider this place an
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Confused for so long *****triggers***** by ForeverFighting @ 07/20/16 01:36 PM

I was just thinking about this today. I am still dealing with this. It helps very much to see you guys writing about this. Originally Posted By 1islandboyI came to realize, that I had taken the trauma and eroticized it. I've learned this to be an
Military Survivors
Jump to new posts Trouble un-twisting the truth by iaccus @ 07/20/16 10:27 AM

I have recently brought up some unpleasantness (understatement) of my time in Saudi with my therapist in session. I wont go into detail, you know the deal. I now see that part of my trauma is from this experience and part of my hallucinations revolve
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Confused for so long *****triggers***** by Yury @ 07/20/16 10:19 AM

Hello from Russia, it is amazing how people have the same problems. When I was 3 year old, my father did me an erotic massage. Then my mother divorced him as he was also an alcoholic. As he was my father, I enjoyed what he was doing. I have had same
Health and Wellbeing
Jump to new posts Re: Anxiety by iaccus @ 07/20/16 10:14 AM

Diagnosed with complex ptsd, delusional disorder, and paranoia a few years ago. I have problems in crowds or with people who desire to stand close to me. Especially anyone I dont know well (which is everyone). I get an overwhelming sense of panic
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: New Here looking for friends by iaccus @ 07/20/16 09:48 AM

Welcome Buddy!
Male Survivors
Good morning Buddy! I saw you briefly in the chat yesterday! I am sorry that we didn't get to speak, you had to go. I want to be sure you know you are welcome here, in chat, and on the site in general. I too have endured hallucinations and some of th
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