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#59911 - 01/26/06 09:36 AM Empathy for a friend...
susskinsdrew Offline
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Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 23
Loc: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Hi y'all

A friend of mine, upon me telling of my son's abuse, sent me an email explaining that he was abused as a child. He has not told anybody and has not sought therapy.

I told him about this site, I told him about Survivor's Network, and I told him he was safe with me at the very least.

I've encouraged him to seek this site, so hopefully, he will read some of it at the very least. He is a great person. Please send some prayers his way.


#59912 - 01/26/06 07:42 PM Re: Empathy for a friend...
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA

We will definitely do that. He may remain on the sidelines for awhile; many guys do that. But if he takes the big step and joins up I am sure he will benefit from this site a lot.

Much love,

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

#59913 - 01/27/06 03:07 AM Re: Empathy for a friend...
Lloydy Offline
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Registered: 04/17/02
Posts: 7071
Loc: England Shropshire
that's such a great post, it's a wonderful thing to reach out to someone and have them let you in like that.

Thanks for caring about yet another survivor.


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
Henry David Thoreau

#59914 - 01/27/06 04:57 AM Re: Empathy for a friend...
Andrew Offline
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Registered: 07/25/03
Posts: 1192
As the secrets are dragged into the light, there are less shadows for the perpetrators to hide around. I am glad your friend was able to trust you and begin the process of recovery. Peace, Andrew

there is no courage without anxiety

#59915 - 01/27/06 07:53 AM Re: Empathy for a friend...
Trish4850 Offline
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Registered: 10/15/05
Posts: 3280
Loc: New Jersey

You're a good friend. I hope he stops in to see what it's all about.

ROCK ON......Trish

If you fall down 10 times, Stand up 11.


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