Posts Tagged ‘recovery’

Sexual Trauma and Men – A Path to Thriving

July 11th, 2014

Talking about sexual assault, sexual abuse, and rape is difficult for anyone. For men, it has it’s own unique challenges – often putting to question a man’s sense of his own masculinity. Men, some think more then women, are quiet about this experience. They often don’t know what path to take in dealing with such challenging memories. And we know that when people don’t talk about the hard stuff, when they hold it in, that they often get depressed, angry, sad, and feel alone and misunderstood.

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The Tricky Part

February 23rd, 2011

Have you read Martin Moran’s memoir “The Tricky Part“?  It’s his story of being sexually abused as achildhood sexual abuse  child and his journey to recovery.   It’s a wonderful, yet harrowing read for many reasons.  The part that stands out to me is his conflicting thoughts of hating the abuse, but also liking the attention.  It’s a confusing thought that many people – men and women – who were abused by someone they know experience.

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Obssessed by Another’s Addiction?

November 2nd, 2008

It’s hard to watch someone battle an addiction.  We often find ourselves being consumed with worry, anger, and anxiety.  We try to find ways to make them stop.  Some folks hide alcohol.  Others make threats like, “If you don’t stop, I’m leaving.” 

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Worried About Your Drinking?

October 20th, 2008

People can often wonder if their drinking is creating a problem in their lives.  They can be hesitant to call themselves an alcoholic.  They simply find themselves questioning an embarrassing thing they did at a party or wondering if their desire to have a drink is taking too prominent a role in their lives. 

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