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#190193 - 11/06/07 06:27 PM ADVERSITY
Coach Offline

Registered: 11/05/07
Posts: 29
Loc: California
Greetings Survivors,

This will be my first post. I'm reluctant! It will be 21 years this Thanksgiving that I started to receive professional counseling for the sexual violation received from my uncle. Honestly, I'm not sure how young I was when the trauma first started (2-3 years old), but it continued till 15 years old.

I tried a recovery group the beginning of this year and it wasn't solution oriented.



#190211 - 11/06/07 07:22 PM Re: ADVERSITY [Re: Coach]
MarkK Offline

Registered: 04/02/07
Posts: 2653
Loc: Denver, CO

Welcome. I understand the reluctance to that first post! I hope you find, as I did, as time goes, the posts get a little easier as you get to know some of the guys here.

This is an incredible place. I'm sorry you need it - but I'm sure glad you found it.


#190215 - 11/06/07 07:38 PM Re: ADVERSITY [Re: MarkK]
EGL Offline
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Registered: 06/19/04
Posts: 7821
Welcome to MS, Coach, and glad you have found this healing site. Look around, do some reading, and post whenever you feel like it. A lot of great guys here who understand what it's all about.


#190271 - 11/07/07 03:27 AM Re: ADVERSITY [Re: EGL]
Paul1959 Offline

Registered: 05/17/06
Posts: 525
Loc: NYC
Hey Coach,
that first post is hell, isn't it? So scary. Well, welcome. glad you're here. As you have probably read you aren't alone. make some friends, make yourself at home. This place is great.

#190316 - 11/07/07 01:33 PM Re: ADVERSITY [Re: Paul1959]
dgoods Offline

Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 622
Loc: Richmond area
Welcome! I understand about the group issue, sometimes they can devolve into competitions for attention, or pissing contests, or end up reinforcing a perpetual-victim mentality- i had the same issues w/ depression groups i (very briefly) attended...

Give sorrow words: the grief that does not speak
Whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break.

-William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act IV, Sc. III

#190548 - 11/09/07 04:28 AM Re: ADVERSITY [Re: dgoods]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA

Welcomr to the site and I'm glad you found us. I'm sorry your group didn't work out, but when you can, try to talk about other options here and perhaps guys who have tried them will be able to offer some insights.

Much love,

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)


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