The Struggles of a male survivor in 21st century Britain. I’m currently struggling with showing my emotions. Laughter is an easy one but crying is so hard as when I try my mind just wants to not.
There seems to be a block of some kind, as when I start I can’t release all I need to. I think there is still a stigma about men talking about their experiences of abuse. Even though there have been some high profile survivors that have come forward. It seems that it’s a conversation society doesn’t want to have. It should be made easier for men to come forward and get the help they need and deserve.
From my own experience I’ve found that few people want to discuss this. Well I do, because silence kills. It perpetuates the abuse and makes it worse for the man concerned.