I was writing on my laptop today that I'm about one year on now. I didn't keep track when I started this, but I know it was about this time last year. I hit the old nomsv.org web site on August 19. My local copy of the PDF is dated from the wee hours of the morning, August 20, 2002.
This file was a tremendous help for me in getting past denial. I actually felt that I could have written some of the responses in there, and even half wondered if I did and had supressed the memory of participating in the survey.
I can't overemphasize how helpful it was for me to read these. I couldn't even register and post on the boards here, or post to alt.sexual.abuse.recovery.moderated I was so scared. I could lurk and read, but I didn't even have to tie up the phone to go through this document again and again. I did exactly that for many nights last August and September.
jimhopper.com is a great site. I found a lot of good information there. I read the book reviews there when I started shopping for books specific to recovery for male survivors of sexual abuse. I bought all my books with cash, no identifying discount cards.
If anyone hasn't ever seen either of these resources, please do yourself a favor and check them out.
Thanks, Ron, for pointing them out.
"Telemachos, your guest is no discredit to you. I wasted no time in stringing the bow, and I did not miss the mark. My strength is yet unbroken…"—The Odyssey, translated by W.H.D. Rouse