Hi, FT. Welcome aboard for the emotional roller coaster ride of your life. I am now 69 yrs young, and the boy crying inside has finally came to the surface, there's no more trying to drown him in alcohol, there's no more trying to run away from myself and it's 55 yrs after the fact. I've been in a hell of a mess for the last 2 months since I came out with my secret. I had told my two (and only) closest friends about my secret via e-mail. I had asked for help in my dealing with my PTSD+55 yrs, I received a referral to the mental health people and told my therapist face to face about my CSA, in detail. That was the hard part, face to face. Since then I've had three therapy sessions, on the last one he invited my wife to come, I had told her just a few days previously about my CSA. Well my wife of 36 yrs was in disbelief, as why didn't I tell her before we married. Hell it wasn't even on the radar screen then, so now Iam trying to not only save this boy crying inside but my marriage too. But my first priority is this boy still crying inside. You are definately not alone, you have come to the right place, you can speak your mind, nobody will judge you, you will find understanding, compassion and love. This place is my home, these persons are my salvation and they are my brothers. Hang in there, Heal well my friend.
Working Boys' Home 10-14 yrs old, grades 5-8. 1949-1953
A very humble alumni of the WOR Dahlonega, GA.
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Hope Springs, 2010.