Yet another area in which I am not alone? Since I found this discussion board, even if I were to try I couldn't be the odd man out! :-)
I too have learned that those who, by nature, should have loved me most were unable to love anyone. However, through a recent family crisis, I learned that others in my family love me beyond anything I could have imagined. I have had my plate full the past 20 years, finding my way through my CSA.
This is probably the most tragic loss MSs suffer: being unaware that love is within reach and even being offered to us daily.
I have taken to the stand-up comedy stage to educate other male survivors and those who try to love them. I blog about my isolated religious upbringing where physical and sexual abuse were commonplace and I serve as a facilitator of a weekly support group for men who have suffered sexual assault.