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I Am A Survivor Not A Victim

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 225 People

    Refuse To Be

    I've survived many things. I've survived domestic abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, and many other things, but I refuse to be a victim. I am a survivor. I refuse to give those who have done things to harm me power by calling myself a victim.I am in control of my...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare 36-40, F 10 Responses Jan 18, 2013

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    I have to say this is a story I have never told

    to anyone expect the one person I share this tale with. It is a hard story for me to tell and before you continue u must know it doesn't end in justice and over there is no happy ending. I was 12 when my mother became friends with a woman called Lucy, she had met her at the pub...
    DreamsOfALife DreamsOfALife 18-21, F Aug 13, 2014

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    I Am A Survivor.

    I endured a very weak immune system throughout my childhood and teenage.My physical growth was effected because of that.I have seen my family abandon me.I was bullied for the majority of my life till now.I lost my father when I was 14 years old.I have seen people around me...
    Macrajat Macrajat 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 6, 2012

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    A Broken Puzzle, Slowly Being Put Back Together

    My name is Cassidy and I am a rape victim. Until recently I couldn't say that let alone say it to thousands of people online. I'm 17, and I was 16 when I was raped by my ex-boyfriend. Though its only been a year I am nowhere near the same person I was. I guess I'll start from the...
    CassidySuburia CassidySuburia 18-21, F Oct 20, 2013

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    No More Victim Card.

    i was reading this website by melanie tonia evans about N and i comes across the concept, where i need to take responsibility and accountability of my life, my feeling , my emotions, rather being the victim of my life problem. and today, i told myself, i am a survivor, not a...
    fien fien 26-30, F Sep 10, 2013

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    I'm still putting myself back together; Slowly

    picking up the pen and the pencil. I'm wary of my own sketchbooks, after all, art is what led me to this failure. Why did I have to fall so breathlessly in love with science? Why did I pour all my passion into neuroscience? Why didn't I just do what everyone expect me to? Why...
    LisaLuxuria LisaLuxuria 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 8, 2014

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    How I Almost Became A Murder Statistic But Survived

    Life has a way of molding and reinventing us as trauma, crisis and drama infuse our lives. But, underneath, at the core, is who we are. It's that short timeline from birth through school age. The beginning of our journey is when we form our preferences; learn faith, battle our...
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2013

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    Is It

    I believe when can turn into victims only if we allow ourselves to. Everyone has "survived" something. I am who I am from the experiences, scars and all. I'm not going to change.
    random1581 random1581 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    survivor! NOT a victim, but in fact a survivor! If you are reading this and are being abused, you CAN get out.theres always a way out. dont let the abuser cut you down to...
    amtired amtired 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    Victim is recipient broken. But they say dont milk the label. They say. Those who aint broken yet. But if they get broken. Oh Whole new shpeal. But victim does...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 11

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    I'm a survivor I finally found the light that God was shinning for me. I was in a 4 year relationship and only one year out of the 4 I was happy and trying new things like puppies...
    corazoncitoroto corazoncitoroto 26-30, F Mar 17

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    And NO ONE can victimise me. I feel immensely proud of me. I do not want any oh there is so much on your plate Kind of answer, in Any case I am the one to say that, not you. I am...
    isaidenough isaidenough 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    Many do not understand regression. Oh, they know the definition, but when a child or adult regresses a desire to understand the root cause is usually overcome by discomfort and a...
    brokenat5 brokenat5 61-65, M 1 Response Feb 28

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    I am a 26 year survivor of Wilm's Tumor! I have lasting effects and ongoing medical problems caused by my aggressive ℅ Rae of treatment–surgery, radiotherapy & chemotherapy...
    stephysly stephysly 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Being born premature, the doctors told my Mom that I was not going to walk to talk or amount to much. Thankfully, things worked out different. From the prayers of my Mom, and the...
    mavrick0417 mavrick0417 36-40, M Mar 17

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    This story is my own, I’m not telling it to get pity but cause it helps to talk about it and I know it can help others in the same situation or who have been there…. This is...
    ChantouKimmy ChantouKimmy 41-45, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Survivors, what ultimately saved you? What helped the most? I'm trying to help someone I love deeply. I've read lots of resources, but would love to hear from someone who has...
    Classangel00A Classangel00A 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I need advice from any former victims of high school bullying. I've been out of high school for about seven years now (class of '08), but I can't seem to stop dwelling on how I was...
    PassionEarth9 PassionEarth9 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    6 months ago I was hanging out with my neighbor as I usually do...(I'm 18 he is 19) but this time it was different. We were watching a movie and he put his arm around me. I said...
    nojusticefortaylor nojusticefortaylor 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    I was 5 when I was first molested. 14 when I started cutting. 15 when I was slammed up against a wall and had my first real kiss taken from me. 16 when I was raped and molested by...
    KhildofKhaos KhildofKhaos 18-21 2 Responses Mar 8

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    Its hard for me to share this, but I have been learning that talking about it helps more than I ever thought it would. I am a rape victim, my brothers use to rape me while I was...
    Bear17 Bear17 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    MegaManX97 (TheBirdie (his 2nd profile)) intentionally searches for profiles/posts and verbally attacks people who are in a fragile mental state. Then when you respond to him, he...
    Gophillies8 Gophillies8 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 15

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    Being a female who was raped , I understand how alone someone can feel and it sucks. Im still scared and cant move past it. I want to be able to help other victims because all we...
    Jess116 Jess116 18-21 2 days ago

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    I am still very nervous around guys. My experiences come back to haunt me.
    blindangel92 blindangel92 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Her tiny fingers innocently trace the scar on my breast. I wonder one day how can I tell her the truth...
    BeyondGreenEyes BeyondGreenEyes 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 27

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    It started as far back as I can remember. My dad first, touching me where I shouldn't be touched. Then my brother raping me when I was 9. It went on for many years, but when I...
    darebearsworld darebearsworld 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 28

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    No plan, no future, stuck on this place, no where to run, no shelter.... Thats how i feel that night, My ld gf Lie to me for 8 months, And it was more that i could resist, she...
    Mysorrow Mysorrow 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 1

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    You know those stories where they say: "it gets better"? I do have to wonder about that. I tried jumping off a building when I was ten, my family was in some serious financial...
    Randomguy2001 Randomguy2001 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 1

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    Okay, so there are a lot of things I don’t want to talk about. One of the things being my sister, or suicide in general. Rachel was amazing in every way, and I know her death...
    JustADinosaur JustADinosaur 22-25, F Mar 1

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    I'm sorry no joke but is this supposed to mean you committed suicide but you survived? wouldn't this just mean you attempted to do it but failed? (which is a did thing you did not...
    Nicole0228 Nicole0228 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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    I been leaving with my parther for more Then 6 years we have 3 years old boy, I'm suffering domestic violence at home. I'm just hoping that one day I have the strength to leave
    alejita alejita 26-30, F Mar 3

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    Hi there. Almost three months since we split. I am back to my home country (I had moved to his country to be with him). My family and friends are awesome. They support me a lot...
    LilMinn LilMinn 22-25, F Mar 3

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    Yes I am. 14 years cancer free as well. I lost my left eye due to the cancer, I was only stage 2 so it was remove the eye or die. I was 2 years old so I don't remember a thing. And...
    Mamasbabycub Mamasbabycub 18-21, F Mar 3

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    I'm going through a custody battle. But unfortunately I have very little evidence of abuse. Just a couple of people who saw the bruises. Has anyone gone through this? I'm in need...
    taq1992 taq1992 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    I was burned 18 years ago this nov , I was in a house fire . I was burnt 51% of my body I came ferther then my drs or family has ever imagined , but at times I feel like I haven't...
    sunrize120 sunrize120 26-30 Mar 5

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    You should be happy you that you served him. It is our job.
    soph99ep soph99ep 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 6

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    I always wonder if my next attempt I'll survive....
    wtfdaysi wtfdaysi 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 6

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    14 was dark year for me, im thankful that i was able to grow and prosper from it and leave it where it belongs, in the past
    mstasia316 mstasia316 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    It is International Women's Day today. Let us celebrate all women and the divine feminine in our universe. Thank you.
    hasmita hasmita 61-65, M Mar 8

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    Its never really over. Once you get strength & courage to leave theres still this unexplainable fear you have then you feel anxiety overcome your body. You feel like you cant...
    rachelmg rachelmg 31-35, F Mar 8

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    If you can stop looking at me like I'm wounded, then maybe I can stop acting like it. Then maybe, just maybe, I have a shot at being happy.
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    last night was the worst suicide attempt cuz I held my knife to my throat until I calmed down
    UKbabyboi UKbabyboi 13-15 Mar 9

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