How do men child abuse survivors cope? Do they dissociate?

We must understand that those who experience abuse as children, and particularly those who experience incest, almost invariably suffer from a profound sense of guilt and shame that is not meliorated merely by unearthing memories or focusing on the content of traumatic material. It is not enough to just remember. Nor is achieving a sense of wholeness and peace necessarily accomplished by either placing blame on others or by forgiving those we perceive as having wronged us. It is achieved through understanding, acceptance, and reinvention of the self.
― Cameron WestFirst Person Plural: My Life as a Multiple

1 in 6 Men are Child Sexual Abuse Survivors

1 in 6 Men are Child Sexual Abuse Survivors

tiny man bullet point A Male Survivor Story with Many Questions

A survivor speaks about how his life as an adult has been affected, dissociation, and his fear of confronting his family. Not many graphic details. This may be triggering.

tiny man bullet point Project unbreakable

Very triggering. Photographs of male survivors of sexual assault holding a poster with their attacker’s words on it.

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