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#250364 - 09/20/08 06:06 PM new to the forum
sunwolf Offline

Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 225
Loc: Indiana
Hi I am a male of child abuse..i am stil goint to therapy and finding out many things that accurred in my childhood...i was sexualy and emotionaly abused...i am still going through a guilt feeling and embarrased about wht hapened to me...i am stil lstruggling if i wanted that to confused hurts a lot...

#250366 - 09/20/08 06:20 PM Re: new to the forum [Re: sunwolf]
Trucker51 Offline

Registered: 05/21/08
Posts: 2826
Loc: Denver, CO
Welcome to Male Survivor. We are a group of men and teens in all stages of recovery from our shared affliction. It takes great courage to open-up and ask for help. Various fears, guilt, shame, dissociation, different personality disorders, an aversion to physical touch or issues with trusting others, and the effects of PTSD, are issues that are common in recovery. By ourselves, we have become withdrawn, often attempting to cope with our issues in a negative, avoidant, or self-destructive manner. Together on MS, in combination with individual therapy, and in support for negative coping behaviors, we have the best chance at effecting our own recovery.

Glad that you found us,


"We stay here, we die here. We've got to keep moving". Trucker Mark

#250368 - 09/20/08 06:22 PM Re: new to the forum [Re: Trucker51]
sunwolf Offline

Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 225
Loc: Indiana
Thank you Trucker51...

#250369 - 09/20/08 06:34 PM Re: new to the forum [Re: sunwolf]
FormerTexan Offline

Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 12125
Loc: Denver, CO
Hi sunwolf.

Welcome to MS. I hope you find as a valuable resource to aid in your recovery.


Money talks, but all it tells me is goodbye.

If I could meet myself as a boy...

#250370 - 09/20/08 06:47 PM Re: new to the forum [Re: FormerTexan]
sunwolf Offline

Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 225
Loc: Indiana
i hope it too...FormerTexan I do need it

#250460 - 09/21/08 04:20 PM Re: new to the forum [Re: sunwolf]
Ken Followell Offline
Past President

Registered: 12/30/01
Posts: 992
Loc: Bradenton, FL
Welcome to MaleSurvivor to to our joint journey towards healing. The is much work to be done in overcoming the effects of sexual abuse, but the results are worth the effort.

Ken Followell

Everything works out right in the end. If things are not working right, it isn't the end yet. Don't let it bother you, relax and keep on goin
- Michael C. Muhammad

"I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing."
� Rabbi Hillel

#250462 - 09/21/08 04:48 PM Re: new to the forum [Re: Ken Followell]
M3 Offline

Registered: 09/05/07
Posts: 1392
Loc: Central Ohio
Welcome to MS sunwolf! Glad you found us. Recovery is a lot of hard work but it is worth it and this site is a great place to talk and be heard. I've learned so much from the men on this site - it has been invaluable to me and my recovery. I hope you have the same experience.

Peace and love...


#250464 - 09/21/08 06:09 PM Re: new to the forum [Re: M3]
Sans Logos Offline

Registered: 05/31/03
Posts: 5796
Loc: in my own world in pittsburgh,...
yes sunwolf, it will hurt for a long time. but keep working on your recovery by exploring how others here for finding their way along the road to healing. the hurt will subside over time. don't hesitate to write about your feelings and thoughts, and even post your story in the survivors stories forum.

your new life begins now!

wishing you all the best,

your brother in recovery,


Ron Schulz, MSPC, NCC

#250511 - 09/22/08 02:45 AM Re: new to the forum [Re: Sans Logos]
blueshift Offline

Registered: 01/21/08
Posts: 1242
Loc: infinity
Sunwolf You have a nice screen name. I'm also glad you found us. I think you will find others here as well as myself who have felt much confusion and conflicting feelings and it's normal for survivors. At least that's what my thearapist told me some time ago and he was the best therapist I've had so I believe him.

Edited by blueshift (09/22/08 02:48 AM)
My Story
My Art

#251067 - 09/25/08 08:03 PM Re: new to the forum [Re: blueshift]
roadrunner Offline
Administrator Emeritus

Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA

Just another word of welcome. You will find you are understood and accepted here, just as you are. Take it easy and get used to the site, and if you have any questions or problems do let us know.

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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