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#251313 - 09/26/08 08:34 PM Re: Trust [Re: lungfish]
Sans Logos Offline

Registered: 05/31/03
Posts: 5793
Loc: in my own world in pittsburgh,...
pete! welcome! male survivor definitely offers a multi-hanky experience!

glad you found your way to those of us who share your plight.

hang on, and keep the faith. we know what challenges lie ahead for you.

jump in and get ready for the ride of your life!

your brother in recovery,


Ron Schulz, MSPC, NCC
  1. the past
  2. advocacy

#251314 - 09/26/08 08:35 PM Re: Trust [Re: lungfish]
M3 Offline

Registered: 09/04/07
Posts: 1392
Loc: Central Ohio
I am sitting here crying. Some is from the trauma and abuse i endured but some is relief in having a place to share and not be alone.

That's right Pete, you are not alone. This is a safe place for you to make connections with others who have had similar experiences.

I'm glad Ken told you about this site. The group of men here are compassionate, talented, wise and I feel honored to know them. Read posts and get to know your way round the site. There is so much here it can be overwhelming at first.

Welcome to MaleSurvivor Pete. Peace and love...


#251330 - 09/26/08 09:21 PM Re: Trust [Re: M3]
WalkingSouth Offline

Registered: 08/30/05
Posts: 16269
Hey Pete! Welcome. Thanks for blessing us with your presence. Come on in and get to know us.

Safe Hugs,


"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting 'Holy Shit! What a ride!'" ~Hunter S. Thompson

#251595 - 09/28/08 09:34 AM Re: Trust [Re: pufferfish]
michael Joseph Offline

Registered: 03/11/01
Posts: 2719
Loc: Virginia
welcome all you new men I came here in 1999 took me a while to register. Three retreats and two confereces later here I am to say I have healed through my time here.

Hope your lives are all doing well. Hugs Pete hope you are healing well too. Hugs Allen and Mark as well.

Michael Joseph

Standing together is so much better than hiding in the dark.
***I am a three time WoR Retreat Alumni***
The Round Table, Men's CSA Group, Monday 7:30pm CST, MaleSurvivor Chat

#251596 - 09/28/08 09:52 AM Re: Trust [Re: michael Joseph]
Fissy Tsickens Offline

Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 466
Loc: Bassett, Virginia
Hi, Michael. Glad you're here!


Wish that I could cry
Fall upon my knees
Find a way to lie
About a home Iíll never see

It may sound absurd...but donít be naive
Even heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed...but wonít you concede
Even heroes have the right to dream
Itís not easy to be me

#251698 - 09/28/08 09:43 PM Re: Trust [Re: pufferfish]
JustScott Offline
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Registered: 01/27/08
Posts: 2610
Loc: Central PA

There's something I've learend is a ridiculous concept for me.

Oh I'm sure it works out for others, but it's been shown to me time and time and time again to not work for me. Pain always seems to follow trust.

Lack of trust almost kept me from posting. Maybe I should have followed that.

God is the only one I trust, but I'm not sure how much I do trust. I want to trust completely. Sometimes I think I do. I just don't know.

As for people.... well that's that whole other story.

My T said when she talked to Howard, for the WoR, she even commented to him that by the end of the weekend I might start opening up.... so really, why am I even bothering? Spending cash I don't have..... to be bottled up the whole time.

Guess It's because I'm hoping..... maybe that something might help.

#251699 - 09/28/08 09:46 PM Re: Trust [Re: JustScott]
MarkK Offline

Registered: 04/02/07
Posts: 2623
Loc: Denver, CO
Trust. i'm basically down to one person i trust now - that being my T. All it does is expose you to danger from others.

Does make me wonder why i bother sometimes.


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