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Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Life seems to have been a waste of time by KMCINVA @ Yesterday at 08:26 PM

Someone said something to me. I had a bad situation recently, some know of it. I was told that those that react to someone who did what I did are the people I need in my life and those that failed to respond are showing who they truly are and people
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: disturbing doctors follow up visit by Shyshark @ Yesterday at 05:57 PM

Well ... I'm not going to say it ... but ... (ITYS) :P Just as we want to be heard ... so do T's and shrinks. Disputes and misunderstandings are inevitable and leaving them unchallenged is always a mistake. A relationship with a therapist isn't much
Poetry
Jump to new posts copy that by victor-victim @ Yesterday at 09:58 AM

learn to write from reading. nothing is original. plagiarize, regurgitate, copy, steal and sample. try to keep it simple. follow good example. anyone can do it. the sources are ample. ____________________________ inspired by and dedicated t
Poetry
Jump to new posts Re: labyrinth in a laboratory by victor-victim @ Yesterday at 09:51 AM

dear sterling, sir. you are a gent. thank you for the compliment. i learned to write from reading. nothing i do is original. i try to keep it simple. i let others lead by example. i plagiarize and regurgitate. i steal and i sample. anyone ca
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: How not to get angry ... by HealingHope @ Yesterday at 04:22 AM

Hi WGU, I'm sorry youve had a hard day of it. It's such a rollercoaster...one minute we think we're doing fine, coming to terms and not being triggered and just when we think we have it nailed, it hits us like a truck again. I know I've not had to e
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: Years of abuse by woodenshoes @ 12/06/16 11:30 PM

Nobodyct No one should have to go through what you did. So sorry for the hurt your feeling. You now have started down the road to try survive the after effects. Welcome to ms. We are here to support you. Glad you have a supportive wife. Take care
Off Topic
Jump to new posts Naomi Judd Informative Interview Survivor of CSA by KMCINVA @ 12/06/16 09:11 PM

A friend said I should see this video. They thought it might help me to realize I am not alone in depression and fear of surviving, living and not taking one's life. Naomi Judd I did not know is a survivor of child sexual abuse by her uncle. To look
Books, Music & Films for Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: some song lyrics (maybe triggering) by john22 @ 12/06/16 08:52 PM

Thanks Izzy for this song. For reasons of convenience: Lukas Graham: "7 Years" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHCob76kigA
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Jump to new posts Re: i love you by Ceremony @ 12/06/16 07:59 PM

Excellent my friend! You are awesome, an inspiration! Love and peace!
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: I think I've finally found emotional stability by sorryson @ 12/06/16 06:30 PM

I am happy to hear. It sounds like you have struggled for many years. I am sorry. I am sorry I do not know your story but glad to hear your monster is quieting down in your head. Paul
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Reflection and Hopefully A Healing One by sorryson @ 12/06/16 06:28 PM

Focusedody the poem hit home. My Mama's family is blind to their Venus Demilo missing arms or their cracks like the Liberty Bell. They are flawless too some of them, they laugh at everyone else but should have a good laugh at themselves. Everyone els
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Trigger warning, from overwrought emotions! by sorryson @ 12/06/16 06:22 PM

Ceremony I am glad to read the last post. The ups and downs can really catch us. Take care of yourself. I am glad you conselor was able to help you. Paul
Survivors of Female Abuse
Jump to new posts Re: Spiritual Aspects of Healing by gaatt @ 12/06/16 04:59 PM

Thanks James, I'm no spirit healer either. Just simply curious. In my better moments, I tend to embrace the thought that what I normally judge as good has a dark side too. Similarly, the dark stuff often holds some small grain of positivity in it. K
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: Getting over the cheating...helpful advice wanted by WontGiveUp @ 12/06/16 01:09 PM

Brian - your post is what I needed to see, actually ALL of them I needed to see today. I know this is an ancient thread, but I struggle with some of these same emotions that GoodHope is struggling with here. I just posted today about it in fact. W
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Do any of you struggle with trust? by WontGiveUp @ 12/06/16 12:18 PM

I know it seems like a dumb question considering what we as partners generally go through... I find myself dwelling on the past sometimes. I truly have tried to forgive and forget, and while I have the forgiveness part in place, the forget is where
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: I am a male survivor by Pjc2124 @ 12/06/16 11:07 AM

THanks Jay - Like you I have started reading the forums and searching for as much information as possible. I think I may need to find a therapist to help
Poetry
Jump to new posts Re: Identity lost by woodenshoes @ 12/06/16 08:18 AM

Ttl Well said. Ws
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: is love enough? by HealingHope @ 12/06/16 12:48 AM

@kmcinva thank you for sharing this, I feel it captures my perception of where my survivor finds himself too. For me my love for him will always be enough and I know it's the thing he used to struggle to understand, he'd say I shouldn't love him beca
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Therapy material by zookeeper @ 12/05/16 10:35 PM

Well now doesnt that sound familiar? Sounds like I have another book to buy. Great topic. Zoo
Gay/Bi/Trans Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Sharing by mikewww @ 12/05/16 05:28 PM

Thank you for the reply all very helpful..I do find myself reliving my abuse even after being out of the abuse for awhile now. It is strange but I find comfort in reliving it. I think the reason for that is I am choosing to do it verses being made to
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: * by lapchinj @ 12/05/16 04:17 PM

Hey Izzy I was trying to think of how to answer you. I was in the skin game since i was at least 9. I don't remember my life before that. That said I was taken into the porn movie business in '65. It was a year and a half of torture. I dreaded going
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Problem with emotions by zookeeper @ 12/05/16 01:54 PM

Thanks Unhappy Camper (I always liked Jefferson Airplane). The PTSD has kicked my behind recently and Im sure that this is part of the whole mess. I guess I may be "chasing rabbits". Thanks John Zookeeper-Brian
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Is it ok if I don't identify as a Survivor by KMCINVA @ 12/05/16 12:26 PM

I think whatever you identify as is alright. Survivor per Webster's has one definition that I think is most appropriate here: "a person who continues to function or prosper in spite of opposition, hardship, or setbacks." Some people would
Poetry
Jump to new posts Special by Ceremony @ 12/05/16 11:28 AM

To be that person, To be there, with them... To be special!
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: Hello - I am confused by KMCINVA @ 12/05/16 07:36 AM

Stehewy You seem to demonstrate many of the consequences of CSA. I am glad you are talking about it and getting help. The abuser was the pervert and not you, try to remember that. I am glad you said past therapist made those comments. I hope you ar
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