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Male Survivors

Men who have survived childhood abuse

Website: http://www.isurvivor.ning.com
Location: WORLD
Members: 37
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Celebrating Change

Started by Salt Dragon. Last reply by Salt Dragon on Friday. 3 Replies

My childhood past had a definite impact on my adult life:  anxiety with some PTSD and ADD characteristics, communication and relationship challenges and a pervading sense of alienation and…Continue

Handling anger/violence directed at you

Started by Carl Monster. Last reply by Carl Monster on Friday. 16 Replies

There is a thread on the main board now, a member who was sucked into a private conflict, who verbally and then physically was the target of violence.It made me think, if I was in that situation I'd…Continue

More traumatic by the family than the incident

Started by Max Z. Last reply by Carl Monster on Friday. 3 Replies

So I've been a victim of sexual abused by a girl. But that doesn't bothered me as much as when my family seemed to attack me and bully me because of that.I was 13 and that girl recorded me…Continue

"SVU"

Started by David R.. Last reply by David R. Apr 25. 2 Replies

I just watched this week's episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.  It had to do with a male teacher who abused boys in his school (he was their wrestling coach).  The police had an…Continue

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Comment by David R. on May 22, 2016 at 11:50am

Max, do you have anyone you can talk with about this?  You should not have to go through this alone.

Comment by Max Z on May 21, 2016 at 9:45pm
I hate this but I still allucinating things since I was mentally abused by my own mother.It awful because I have ghosts.
Comment by David R. on March 16, 2016 at 8:42pm

Thank you, Michael.  It's nice to be able to connect with other guys with similar experiences and issues.

Comment by Michael J. K. on March 16, 2016 at 11:13am

Hope all is well with everyone

I know not much has been happening on here
and I just wanted you all to know I am thinking
about you guys.

Comment by Michael J. K. on February 9, 2016 at 11:22am

Hope all is well

hope all men here are not being hurt now

Comment by Gabriel Ascolese on June 17, 2015 at 6:37am

I can relate to what all the guys on here are saying in one respect or another. My abuse came from my mother who was not only physically but verbally abusive on a daily basis. More so to me than any of her other four children, but out of all of us, I have been the most forgiving because as an adult we were able to talk openly about it and she never made any lame excuses for her behavior. She was a heavy drinker for many years. I took her death the hardest because when I became an adult we became very close friends. I was her main target because I was the most vulnerable. She beat me on nearly a daily basis from early childhood to the age of 13 when I finally punched her in the face during one of the beatings. She stopped after that. I am not proud of punching her but I am proud that I stopped her from ever raising the strap to me again. Also from age 2 until age 6 she would smear my own feces all over me and stick it up my nose and in my mouth. These are things one never really gets over and now at the age of 59, I still carry a lot of guilt for something I had no control over.

Comment by Michael J. K. on June 16, 2015 at 5:18pm

Welcome to the group Kenn

always nice when men who I know

show up.

Comment by Eric on June 15, 2015 at 4:36pm

I always felt responsible for the strife & dysfunction in my family. I left home the first time at 15. I returned a year later but left permanently at 17. I still assume I'm to blame for everything bad. When I had the opportunity to confront my uncle as an adult I didn't because I didn't want to cause more trouble in the family.

Comment by Kenneth on June 15, 2015 at 2:26pm

It's tough putting things that happened to you when you were too young to defend yourself into perspective. I still carry a certain amount of anger and resentment, and a lot of things have been running through my mind since Dad died back in January. I know that things were "different back then" and that you have to find a way to reconcile the emotions attached to those painful memories. I thought I was doing a pretty good job of it, but I guess I'm not there yet. 

Jon, I totally understand what you mean about feeling like "the burden". I guess I always felt that way, even though I tried early on not to ask for anything, or voice any need if I could help it. I started working on our family farm when I was 5, got a paying job when I was 12, and went into the military so I could get gone and earn money for college. Astoundingly, it still felt like I hadn't done enough. 

I'm glad I found this group as well, and wish all of you guys the best.

Comment by Michael J. K. on December 16, 2014 at 8:32am

hope everyone will be having a good holiday season and that they are healing well.

Have a great few weeks

 

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