I was surfing around on the net and I found something called the "10 Daily Affirmations for Male Survivors". I thought it might be a good thing to look at and possibly copy for my own look.

As I got to looking at it I noticed number seven stated:
7.I commit to connecting to the boy inside me today so we can play, laugh and experience joy together, even if just for a minute or two.

I feel slapped in the face by this. I am a male survivor of trauma. I don't need to "connect to the boy inside me". I had a great childhood and great memories of the same. When are people going to realize that adult men can be traumatized too?

I guess I am looking to see if my feelings are valid or not. Does anyone else get pissed when they get hounded about the "inner child" crap?


"When we go into battle, I will be the first to set foot on the field, and I will be the last to step off, and I will leave no one behind. Dead, or alive, we will all come home together." LTG Hal Moore, Jr., USA (Ret.)