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#450823 - 10/21/13 02:42 PM I am not Alone
Chris1974 Offline

Registered: 10/15/13
Posts: 3
Loc: San Francisco California
Found this site last week after struggling for years on my own to try and forget and move on from the abuse that happened to me as a boy. Still not sure what to do here what to say what I am ready to share but. Still pretty confused but at least my dark place now is not so dark.

#450825 - 10/21/13 02:44 PM Re: I am not Alone [Re: Chris1974]
Obi Offline

Registered: 12/28/09
Posts: 1634
Loc: kansas
welcome to ms.
live another day. climb a little higher.

my story

my vlog

#450828 - 10/21/13 02:59 PM Re: I am not Alone [Re: Chris1974]
Zero Offline

Registered: 09/24/13
Posts: 49
Loc: Tennessee
[This user has left the site, post deleted]

Edited by Zero (04/26/15 11:20 PM)

#450843 - 10/21/13 04:46 PM Re: I am not Alone [Re: Chris1974]
Dave PNW Offline

Registered: 04/03/13
Posts: 129
Loc: Pacific Northwest
Hey Chris welcome to MS. Sorry you have to be here, but you have found a good supportive place and community to work through your healing. It takes courage to register and post your introduction. Take your time. You set the pace. No matter what issues you are struggling with there is someone here willing to help. That is what i have found over the last six months i have been here. Welcome.

#450848 - 10/21/13 05:25 PM Re: I am not Alone [Re: Chris1974]
Banjo596 Offline

Registered: 08/20/13
Posts: 81
Loc: Ohio
Welcome Chris.
I came here a short 3 months ago after years of trying to deal with it on my own as you have.
It was the best decision I've made in a long, long time.
Take your time, speak your mind when you feel like it.
I never imagined I would have learned so much and come so far.
Have patience with yourself.

#450865 - 10/21/13 06:28 PM Re: I am not Alone [Re: Chris1974]
victor-victim Offline

Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 6300
Loc: 𝒪 𝒦anada
glad you found this website.

i believe it can help you.

do lots of reading and you will find things that make sense to you.

be prepared for powerful emotions to pop up.

don't worry, you're just getting to know yourself.

welcome to

wishing you well.


#450882 - 10/21/13 08:57 PM Re: I am not Alone [Re: Chris1974]
traveler Offline

Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3966
Loc: settling in the USA again
yeah, Chris -

dealing with it on our own doesn't work - and neither does forgetting - in the long run - as you have learned. and the confusion is perfectly understandable - a normal response to an abnormal situation.

and far from being alone - there are thousands of us in this same boat with you. welcome.

let us know how we can help.

"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"

#450893 - 10/21/13 10:13 PM Re: I am not Alone [Re: Chris1974]

Registered: 08/31/11
Posts: 3132

Welcome--I know how difficult this step can be. Remember you need to feel safe and comfortable with what you share. It is a process. We all move at different paces.

We are here for you--when you need to vent please call on us and when you move ahead share and we will share in you achievements and lift you when you are down--we all have been there and it takes people to get us to a place that is healing for our inner being.

Sorry you need to be here--but you have found a wonderful supportive group.


#450932 - 10/22/13 06:22 AM Re: I am not Alone [Re: Chris1974]
Suwanee Offline

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Registered: 10/30/12
Posts: 1146

Edited by Suwanee (02/21/16 12:11 PM)
I've got this life
And the will to show
I will always be
Better than before


#450937 - 10/22/13 07:36 AM Re: I am not Alone [Re: Chris1974]
thevision Offline

Registered: 08/25/13
Posts: 9
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Hi Chris,
I'm happy you've reached out and started your first recovery steps. Chatting with you yesterday was very helpful to me. Thanks for your support.


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