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#457195 - 12/21/13 05:28 PM i am new on this site
richlocal592 Offline


Registered: 12/08/13
Posts: 5
my name is rich when iwas 7 I got raped by a man on the train tracks in the Bronx iremained silent about this because iwas afraid my father would kill me he beat me all the time he died in 1979 from his drinking iam now sober more than 12 years iam 56 I go to many 12 step meetings I broke the silence of my sexual abuses all by men before iwas 11 years iam moveing forward with love I have a divine loving higher power I forgave all my abusers about 12 years ago richlocal592 I want to bless all with peace love and harmony

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#457197 - 12/21/13 07:15 PM Re: i am new on this site [Re: richlocal592]
Bluedogone Offline
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Registered: 07/03/13
Posts: 847
Loc: Southern US
Hi rich,

And welcome to MS. I'm fairly new too, but I hope you find, as I have, there are many resources here to help on the road to recovery. One thing for sure, you are not alone on this journey. Disclose as much or as little as you are comfortable with writing, no one here is interested in condemning or judging, and most of all, you are not alone.
I think you've made a great decision to forgive your abusers, and I hope in the forgiveness department you have also forgiven yourself. I'm considerably older than you, so I know 56 is not too late to begin the process. Another great decision is joining MS.
Take care- we can all use more peace, love and harmony.
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Never, never, never, never give up...Winston Churchill

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#457199 - 12/21/13 08:04 PM Re: i am new on this site [Re: richlocal592]
victor-victim Offline


Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 6336
Loc: 𝒪 𝒦anada
thanks for the peace and love and harmony.
i'll take all i can get.
right back at you, brother.
welcome to ms.org.
our little corner of the web.
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Victor|Victim

War
Love
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#457215 - 12/22/13 01:45 AM Re: i am new on this site [Re: richlocal592]
Jude Offline


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

I am another 56 year old recovering alcoholic also recovering from boyhood sexual abuse. You'll find alot in common here. Glad you made it.

Jude
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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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#458685 - 01/15/14 09:45 PM Re: i am new on this site [Re: richlocal592]
Mountainous Buck Offline
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MaleSurvivor

Registered: 12/15/09
Posts: 1631
Loc: Minnesota
Hey Rich welcome to Male survivor

It's good to hear you have some solid recovery history in a 12-step environment- The principles of group support and fellowship, trusting others who have recovery experience, honest self appraisal and guidance from spiritual angle are really powerful tools for living- and will serve you well as you navigate these waters.

Blessings on your journey.
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We have to take responsibility for what we're not responsible for.

�It doesn't matter where you've come from,
It matters where you go" Frank Turner

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#458690 - 01/15/14 10:20 PM Re: i am new on this site [Re: richlocal592]
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Registered: 10/25/10
Posts: 2442
I am honored to meet you, Rich. My name is Eirik. Until I came here, I thought I was in an incredibly shameful micro-minority. I used to whisper. But I found my voice from this brotherhood. I hope you do as well. I especially was struck by the fact you forgave your abusers. That alone takes enormous strength of character.
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#458691 - 01/15/14 10:51 PM Re: i am new on this site [Re: richlocal592]
gettingstronger Offline


Registered: 09/24/13
Posts: 310
Loc: Virginia
Hi Rich,

Welcome aboard! It's great to get that out there. MS is a safe place where these things can be talked about. You now have close to 12,000 friends who all want the same thing-- healing, for themselves and one another.

Glad you posted and take care.

Bob

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#459264 - 01/23/14 11:35 AM Re: i am new on this site [Re: richlocal592]
OCN Offline


Registered: 02/05/13
Posts: 382
Loc: Western Europe
He Rich

Welcome to this place! Hope you'll find everything you need and in the mean time just wanted to say hi!

Have a safe healing journey!
Pieter
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Trust me, you are worth it to love yourself!

I now know who I am - I've never been anybody else!

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