I hurt for a long time because of childhood sexual abuse. Now I want to provide a safe place for hurting men to connect with other survivors of sexual abuse. Talk to us. You don't have to use your real name to share your experiences or ask questions.
About 18 months ago I began a process I call personal transformation. I am moving away from victimhood toward survivorship. To this day I am not free of anger and bitterness. My dad robbed me of my life when I was six or seven years old. I hate him.
My friends keep telling me to forgive him and maybe I can one day. But I can't do that yet. Maybe one day I can.
I'm a survivor of sexual abuse. As a child, I kept quiet; as an adult, I "forgot." When I felt safe, I faced my abuse and talked about it. The more open I am in sharing my pain and recovery, the more healed I become.