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#463720 - 04/05/14 09:00 PM Re: See a new therapist tomorrow. Yikes. [Re: Dave PNW]
JayBro Offline

Registered: 11/13/12
Posts: 325
Very happy for you, Dave! I found that a therapist who is well trained in abuse and trauma recovery can be tremendously helpful and give you an extra boost in your recovery. As you stated in your initial post, you wanted to do this at least in part for your wife- use that and other motivators you have to keep you going on this journey. I have no doubt your new therapist will be just one more of those supports for you (and in addition be able to help provide guidance and deep insight into your experiences and recovery trajectory).

Take care!!
,,Nun ging es immerzu, weit, weit bis an der Welt Ende."

#463921 - 04/10/14 01:36 AM Re: See a new therapist tomorrow. Yikes. [Re: Dave PNW]
DavoSwim Offline

Registered: 02/06/13
Posts: 388
Loc: Midwest
Congratulations to you for staying true to your journey and forging ahead when the path wasn't cleanly laid out in front of you. Your grit and determination is inspiring. I wish you well as you open a new chapter in your life. Just know that as much as you found your voice here at MS, you gave back to the guys here more than what you took. I have been moved by your story. I am better off than before because I have known you and learned from you. Thank you for all you've done, and I wish you an even better future.


#464019 - 04/12/14 09:13 PM Re: See a new therapist tomorrow. Yikes. [Re: Dave PNW]
WriterKeith Offline

Registered: 12/30/10
Posts: 980
Loc: California
That's great news, Dave. This will encourage others as well. Thanks for sharing it with us in the forum.
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.

#464024 - 04/12/14 10:49 PM Re: See a new therapist tomorrow. Yikes. [Re: Dave PNW]
gettingstronger Offline

Registered: 09/24/13
Posts: 313
Loc: Virginia
Hi Dave,

Good for you. I'm glad it went well. It's tough enough disclosing all this to strangers the first time around, let alone a second. There's really nothing like a really understanding and compassionate therapist, in my opinion.

I like your comment about how we only move forward when we open up. That's so true! I think what makes it so hard is that it takes so much courage, and it's so hard for so many survivors to muster. Congratulations again on being willing to take risks--again-- for the sake of healing.

All the best,

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