Husbands: Are You a Prince or a Project?

I believe in marriage. I believe that marriage can only last when a couple works at repairing and maintaining it rather than abandoning it when life as a couple becomes difficult. Marriage is one of life’s greatest blessings and rewards to me, but it still requires that I work at becoming a better husband all the time. I’ve been married for 32 years and I … Continue reading Husbands: Are You a Prince or a Project?

When the Victim is Male

In light of this month’s emphasis on suicide prevention, all need to be aware of the trauma associated with child sexual abuse for both boys and girls. Abuse affects more than one moment in time; it changes the direction of the victim’s lifetime. The victim may be a survivor in adulthood, but there is more to child sexual abuse (CSA) than what the ridiculous mandate … Continue reading When the Victim is Male

Men Can Reclaim Life After Childhood Sexual Abuse

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Approximately 1 in 6 men are sexually abused as children in the United States (image: courtesy of freeimages.us.com)

Men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse commonly share these adult symptoms and more:

  • Confusion
  • Trust issues
  • Relationship boundary issues
  • Depression
  • Need to self-medicate
  • Fear of intimacy
  • Risky/promiscuous behaviors
  • Contemplation/attempts of suicide
  • Food aversions
  • Claustrophobia
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Physical pains and sensations
  • Nausea
  • Headaches

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