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#23388 - 02/22/05 11:00 PM Wow!!!
Marc Offline

Registered: 04/25/03
Posts: 256
Loc: Tucson, AZ
I doubt many of you remember me. I was last circulating the boards and the chat almost two years ago. Many things have happened since. Some good, much bad. But, I found myself called back after this hiatus though I'm not sure yet why. Time will tell.

Anyway, I found myself re-reading some of my own threads and responses almost as if I was opening a time capsule and all I can say is Wow!!! It's hard for me to believe from the negative spin I went into that I actually put forth some positive thoughts. After years of fighting my own self-esteem issues and continuing to this day to struggle to quash my many demons, I'm shocked to realize that in some instances not only was I able to form coherent thoughts and concepts but I actually might have offered a warm blanket to others. I find myself bawling like a two-year old at the realization of this but it does still offer me some hope for my own life, for my own worth.

I'm terribly sorry that this site still exists for it means that still boys/men are continuing to suffer from the level of injustices and violations that we've suffered through by our perps, our families, our religions and our governments. But, it is soooooooo comforting, so enlightening, so blessed to know that in a world often shrouded by unrelenting ugliness, there is a place to go full of beauty, compassion and love.


#23389 - 02/22/05 11:40 PM Re: Wow!!!
Glen Offline

Registered: 12/14/04
Posts: 71
Loc: Wisconsin
Welcome back! This place has been a lifeline for me I honestly do not think I would be here if it wasnt for this place and these guys. Its a very important lifeline on my road to Recovery. Peace brother..

Please tell me why..

#23390 - 02/22/05 11:56 PM Re: Wow!!!
dwf Offline
Moderator/BoD Emeritus

Registered: 05/24/03
Posts: 1223
Loc: Austin, Texas USA

Thanks for the loving message, expressed so beautifully.

It's good to hear from you.

Remember we were going to march in the male survivors pride parade holding hands? \:\)

At least that's how I recall it.

In any case, so great to be in touch with you again.


"Poke salad Annie, 'gators got you granny
Everybody said it was a shame
'Cause her mama was aworkin' on the chain-gang"

-Tony Joe White

#23391 - 02/23/05 12:14 AM Re: Wow!!!
reality2k4 Offline

Registered: 07/06/04
Posts: 6841
Loc: Stuck between water, air, and ...
Marc, I never knew you but hello. The site should never have to exist, but it does. It has both helped and hurt, but it is a good feeling that I am not alone with my fears from childhood.


Whoever stole the Sun, put it back and we'll drop all the charges!

#23392 - 02/23/05 05:06 PM Re: Wow!!!
Mike Church Offline
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Registered: 01/23/03
Posts: 3439
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Marc welcome back. It is good to see you again. Stick around and walk with us for a while ok.



#23393 - 02/23/05 11:11 PM Re: Wow!!!
Marc Offline

Registered: 04/25/03
Posts: 256
Loc: Tucson, AZ
Thank you Mike (And all...) I believe I will! \:\)

#23394 - 02/26/05 07:06 AM Re: Wow!!!
Leosha Offline

Registered: 06/18/03
Posts: 3614
Loc: Right here

Wow, it has been a long time since seeing that smiling banana posting here! As you were one of first to welcome me here, it seems rather strange to me to be welcoming you back. But of course, I do it. Welcome back.

I understand what you mean, of looking back at some of our first, or even older, posts. I have looked back a few times, and think, 'who the heck is that child'? I sounded so lost, and naive, and was still trying to say 'it wasn't so bad', while hurting so much and feeling so crazy. I think it is a good thought, that we should all do from time to time. To look back over our past posts, maybe from three or four or six or 12 months ago, and see just HOW far we have come. We all truly have, I do believe it.

Wishing you well, friend.


Avatar photo in memory of my younger brother Makar.

"Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."~~~Martin Luther King Jr., 1963

#23395 - 03/29/05 02:56 AM Re: Wow!!!
outis Offline

Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 2260
Loc: Maryland USA

I've been on a hiatus myself. I'm real glad to see you here. If you clean up your mailbox, I can reply to your message.

I remember you and Danny planning for the parade . And the pizza topping thread you started, where I grossed out Lloydy with my black olives! \:D

You posted a lot of good things that helped me, like when I asked about telling my kids about the abuse in my past .

I hope I got back while you're still around.



"Telemachos, your guest is no discredit to you. I wasted no time in stringing the bow, and I did not miss the mark. My strength is yet unbroken…"—The Odyssey, translated by W.H.D. Rouse


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