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Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: facing another hurdle by Chris4TheMill @ Today at 12:24 AM

That's a tough one. I suppose a huge part of the decision for me would be how well and how far I trusted the friends who were bringing me. And how protective and attentive I felt they could be during the evening. Another possibility is - maybe
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Jump to new posts Re: Dating Sites? by Chris4TheMill @ Today at 12:17 AM

Thanks guys. I am not a fan of dating sites either. However, my T says "if you are not part of a community right now, this is going to be the best way to at least start meeting and going on dates." He went on to tell me that some of
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: To my abusers, to all abusers..... by Ceremony @ Yesterday at 11:30 PM

Right ON, a venting thread Fuck bullies and those inflicting trauma The peace I will live , I will take back, it's MINE!
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Trigger Unexpectantly by TeeJayUU @ Yesterday at 10:54 PM

I am so sorry you had to experience this! Sending you strength and love and support and positive energy!
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: Emotional empathy versus compassion empathy by Mishka95673 @ Yesterday at 10:36 PM

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Jump to new posts Re: Dental work by TW16 @ Yesterday at 09:56 PM

Normally I would have PTO, but I have exhausted it. My,employer has been nice to give me the only two "free" days off for the month of July wben they could have given them to someone else. Since my last post, I have spoken with the dentist
Sexual Identity Issues
Jump to new posts Re: My (bi)sexual identity by dac @ Yesterday at 08:12 PM

Thank you Willhelm, I appreciate your comment. All the best, David
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Love.... by Can_I_Do_This @ Yesterday at 06:18 PM

Great article, Sterling, thank you! I have a handful of platonic male friends I bonded with over music and fly fishing. I've been extremely blessed to have shared many, many days in the back-country with my brothers hiking, fishing, cooking dinner t
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: I want to help my son. by jewelgirl50 @ Yesterday at 06:14 PM

Thank you Luke. My son has recently shared some bullying/emotional abuse that he suffered in High School. I also had a boyfriend when my son was 17 who was emotionally abusive to him. My son never told me as he thought he would not be heard. He is
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Sabotage by Can_I_Do_This @ Yesterday at 04:25 PM

Great thoughts, Bob, big hugs to you my brother. (((((Bob))))) The way the self-love thing has worked for me is that its caused me to stop self-sabotaging; because I now see myself as a loved and lovable man, my mind has simply slowed way, way down
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Go F*** Yourself, Daddy by Can_I_Do_This @ Yesterday at 03:38 PM

Originally Posted By Free RadicalThey can go screw themselves! I'm tired of hearing from them and obeying...letting them keep me from being myself. I hate that they are inside me telling me how stupid I am, but I won't listen anymore... Bravo, bravo
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Pride. TRIGGER WARNING. by Can_I_Do_This @ Yesterday at 03:05 PM

Dear Daniel, For me the simple realization that I had absolutely no say in the matter of my abuse made it easy to "drop the shame" and lose the guilt. Realizing *I didn't do anything*, THEY DID, made it a no-brainer for me. I didn't do shi
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Jump to new posts Re: i love you by Ceremony @ Yesterday at 11:39 AM

That "Candy" upload seemed to be specific for outside the U.S. and wouldn't load for me. I did find this live version I just adore. I hope you enjoy it too? "I Want Candy"
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Admitting to myself by Can_I_Do_This @ Yesterday at 11:39 AM

Hi Bryce, Just another man here chiming in to say CONGRATULATIONS for what you're doing by coming here and sharing your story. It takes a huge amount of courage just to *think* about what happened to us, let alone come here and *write* about it. Big
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Jump to new posts Re: The Recipe Book by greenwizard @ Yesterday at 11:04 AM

Orange Chicken Marinade 1 1/4c pulp free orange juice 1/4c soy sauce 1tbsp ginger 1 1/2tsp garlic powder 2tbsp siracha sauce (optional) 1tbsp rice vinegar 1tbsp brown sugar 2tsp grated orange zest 1/4tsp white pepper Mix marinade. Pour into ziploc
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: When/how do survivors know that they can heal? by HealingHope @ Yesterday at 08:35 AM

Yes, md4e, the second guessing and trying to piece together what's not being said, questioning if we did something wrong, is this my fault. In my case the not knowing if it was my fault he left. It's hard.
Books, Music & Films for Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Music influnces, songs and talk. by Ceremony @ Yesterday at 01:45 AM

Cocteau Twins gets a Twofer tonight, or this morning as it is. I listened to this song in late 1989 and into 1990 a lot. It's part of Blue Bell Knoll and the song is: "Carolyn's Fingers" Again, this was a band that helped me get through
Male Survivors
Yes, I've been having some of these thoughts & feelings, too. I'm not feeling that way at the moment, but a couple of days ago I was thinking..."What's the use?" I thought I'd wait till after my partner passes ( he's older than me and w
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Thank you! by bluesky @ 06/26/17 06:57 PM

In Jewish tradition we say Mazal Tov (Good Fortune) for both a marriage a divorce. For both are bitter sweet. Wishing you peace and healing. Mazal Tov
Books, Music & Films for Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: This is some of the music that helps me by Tryingtolive @ 06/26/17 06:24 PM

That song you posted is very cool.
U.S. & World News
Jump to new posts Re: Jonathan King et al! by reality2k4 @ 06/26/17 04:52 PM

July 24th trial starts, still in denial!
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Yeah, yuh know, and that too by house @ 06/26/17 04:45 PM

Hello Ceremony If people only knew you like we do here on MS you would have 100s of people to hang out with whenever you wanted. It's other peoples loss not to know you. I hope you are in a better place today house
Books, Music & Films for Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Music that moves me. by Ceremony @ 06/26/17 03:55 PM

I'm so much into the therapy of music, and for these past few days, as I just won't stop crying. I keep being drawn to nostalgia and love. I love so deeply, but it's to ether and alchemy... synapses fire and make me dizzy... passion is great, but dee
Jump to new posts Re: When are they gonna pay by oic @ 06/26/17 03:22 PM

They pay in ways we may never know. For fifteen years they had me put on a show. But I heard of one's admission to a psychiatric ward. I assume it pierced him & his like a sword. He lied & became defensive when presented with truth. Tempting
Sexual Identity Issues
Jump to new posts Re: Masturbation Shame Discussion by payne @ 06/26/17 10:34 AM

You are not alone. I understand.
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