...I felt we were all put on display so this woman can continue to amass a fortune for herself.... We deserve better than that.
chuck, i don't disagree. i don't have tv however did watch that whole first part on her website. guess they post for a day or two and take down.
without a doubt i applaud and support all the guys who participated so this is in no way a reflection on them. i was however waiting, as i always do in these types of stories, for someone to blow in and change direction.
what happens next? what happens 20 years after recovery?
how does it feel again not to have the weight of a panic attack on your shoulders, or a flashback; but instead you are angered or humored by something quite ordinary and totally unrelated to that horrible past... instead of the focus on that abuse we are focused on career or planning retirement.
i get the sense too often that guys today can't always see there is a happy ending to the recovery process. you graduate! there is full recovery. the pain does stop. the scars do go away.
now, i'm living proof of that - but no one has yet explained or supported me in the quest to understand fitting in with the masses "post-recovery." i'm no longer happy in post recovery, which is why i even check in here; but it has nothing at all to do with the process or childhood abuse. i'd rather hang out with survivors if only because we "get it." recovery taught me to be who i am now --open and honest it all its glory and dirt-- and that doesn't quite fit in with the "unrecovered," "in denial" mainstream culture proudly made in the u.s.a. :-)