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#425497 - 02/16/13 06:45 PM New to Site
James Michael Offline

Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 1
Loc: Nebraska
Good afternoon: I never really thought I would ever find a site like this one. I am thankful I stumbled on it after reading about it in a totally unrelated news account.

I have tried to deal with my abuse for many years. The abuse occured when I was 5 or 6 years old.
I just now 'officially' joined the beloved AARP..and that is a long time.

I plan to observe, read, and think about all of the content on this site before I share by story. Many thanks for helping me.

#425498 - 02/16/13 06:54 PM Re: New to Site [Re: James Michael]
traveler Offline

Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3965
Loc: settling in the USA again
JM - it's never too late! you are not the only one.

welcome - take your time and join in whenever you feel ready. there is lots of support, resources and understanding here.

"My experience has shown me that I all too often tend to deny that which lies behind, but as I still believe, that which is denied cannot be healed." Brennan Manning, "All is Grace - A Ragamuffin Memoir"

#425508 - 02/16/13 10:47 PM Re: New to Site [Re: James Michael]
cant_remember Offline

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 1058

Welcome, brother. We all come to healing at our own time.

But he grew old, this knight so bold / And upon his heart a shadow / Fell as he found / No spot on the ground / That looked like El Dorado.

#425511 - 02/16/13 11:21 PM Re: New to Site [Re: James Michael]
Still Offline

Registered: 02/16/07
Posts: 7011
Loc: FEMA Region 1
Originally Posted By: James Michael

I just now 'officially' joined the beloved AARP

Those bastards made me a member too. Just got my "renewal card" in today's mail. There oughta be a law!!!!

#425532 - 02/17/13 07:58 AM Re: New to Site [Re: James Michael]
Jude Offline

Registered: 08/09/12
Posts: 1633
Loc: New England
Welcome JM,

Many of us were unable to face the abuse and its affects on us, till later in life. It took me 42 years....2/3 of my life. For whatever time we have left, we can still become the whole healthy men we were meant to be. You came to the right place.

I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories
Sarah McLachlan


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