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I Am A Survivor Not A Victim

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 222 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 2 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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    hello everyone, i hope you're all having a lovely day (: i'm not a survivor of domestic violence nor have i been in a domestic violence relationship, but i didn't no where else to...
    vikiii vikiii 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 5

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    Explore Experiences Ask Questions Find People Post TheBratPrincess3439 Me Share on Facebook Share on Google+ I Am a Child Abuse Survivor The Devil Died On Easter There once was a...
    Phoenix3439 Phoenix3439 18-21, F Feb 12

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    Survivor - Is This Love
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 22

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    Survivor - I Can't Hold Back
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 22

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    It started when I was about 3 years old, and my little sister was soon to be born. I had my own room and my dad liked to take advantage of that, it started just with him touching...
    trinity18 trinity18 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I am a man who has been a victim of domestic violence. I have never lifted a hand and hit a woman, or man for that matter. I married a woman who had a background of domestic...
    alan61a alan61a 51-55, M 4 Responses Feb 19

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    This is what saddens me... The lack of real & authentic love between two people. "The Notebook" of love, the Marvin Gaye of love. You see, I've never experienced any kind of...
    NaomisJourneyToTheSun NaomisJourneyToTheSun 31-35, F Feb 22

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    After having been molested as a child, I always considered myself "damaged" and "abused" but today I refuse to be a victim so I'm unchecking this. It is my brain.
    syntheticrhyme syntheticrhyme 46-50, F Feb 22

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    I was a victim of domestic abuse and I am now to scared to go out
    katty81 katty81 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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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 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I thought I was safe being in a wheelchair, I was wrong I was just an easy target for that sick pervert. He said nobody would beleive me a cripple in a chair. they would say I was...
    robbynn robbynn 13-15, F 8 Responses Feb 2

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    I am suffering. I left abuse a while back. but......Im still recovering. If someone can please talk to me and be supportive thatd be great.Im fkn goin crazy...
    amtired amtired 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I was sexually abused by my brother 7 years ago and never told anybody. I need help because I don't know what to do. I'm in college. He's three years older than me and still lives...
    Elizabeth180 Elizabeth180 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I don't remember the first time. At first I didn't have a clue of what was happening. I was just starting to grow up. I remember one night my brother tried going inside of me and I...
    gxjean gxjean 16-17, M 4 Responses Feb 3

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    Last week I finished 8 weeks of intensive group trauma therapy to deal with the after effects of sexual abuse when I was a child. It was an amazing program! I wanted to quit...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    to be honest I don't think I survived, im just still here
    NightGambit NightGambit 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    I still think about it sometimes. Unfortunately. I have hardly thought about it in the past two years though because after the extreme trauma of my son dying all I could think...
    NoRegretsAndNoRemorse NoRegretsAndNoRemorse 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    There is a growing trend towards violence against female journalists especially online including bloggers. The violence is often sexual. Often little attention is paid to the...
    hasmita hasmita 61-65, M Feb 6

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    When I was 19 years old I attempted suicide. I am vary lucky to be alive. I had taken sleeping pills. The person I was living with knew I took them but she did nothing. I wish I...
    themagijudal themagijudal 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    I was abused not long ago by a guy i knew very well. Its been a month since it happened and im struggling with recovery. Idk what to do tbh im just scared and just a girl
    chloesmith2347 chloesmith2347 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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    SO I survivedd it. Buut I still am suffering. I wish hed die. He manipulated me.. said he wanted my child and get married. etc etc. but he had a dark side. Towards the end all I...
    amtired amtired 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I was abused from the time that I was 4 until 21 years old. I was sexually abused when I was 4 years old. When I tried to tell my mom, she threatened to beat me. Then I was...
    KateMorrow92 KateMorrow92 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    i against all kind of sexual abuse and abuse. NO means NO. There are NO excuses for that.
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA 31-35, F Feb 9

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    Today, my "permanent" protective order expires. A few thoughts: A "permanent" protective order shouldn't last only 2 years & it shouldn't be nearly as difficult to obtain one...
    emilyflys26 emilyflys26 31-35 Feb 9

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    It's been just 9 years from when they removed my upper left lung because of lung cancer. I did 12 weeks of every day Radiation that burned my whole chest area. I did 4 months of...
    sirdan99 sirdan99 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I've known for a long time that I was emotionally abused by my mom and dad. Separately. Recently though I've started having memories slowly leak in that tell me that I was sexually...
    chococat159 chococat159 18-21 2 Responses Feb 14

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    I had been sexually abused by my father. Is there anyone just like me here??
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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    Since I'm new here, I won't go into a lot of details. To be honest, I remember very little of my life before I was adopted at age 6. Before that is mostly blank. What I do...
    WilliamBennett WilliamBennett 61-65, M 4 Responses Feb 15

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    And he's there. In every guy I see walking on the street. In every time I feel the urge to check that no one is following me when I walk those very same streets. He's there, in my...
    FacelessFear FacelessFear 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    I have so many abuses being child, I don't know what to say..
    xRohit xRohit 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    I have been diagnosed just over a month ago but I've had it for at least the last six. I've already gone through amputation and chemo but I've now been changed to a revolutionary...
    whiterobin whiterobin 16-17, F Feb 17

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    So I ran away a couple of days ago, and they made me come back (they= police and family). They said they were gonna change and so far that's bullshit. I am leaving when I turn 17...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I was raped by a doctor in India. I was sick as hell, and he came to my hotel room to check up on me. The strange thing is that I'm not mad at him; I'm mad at my friend who was...
    Lulu73 Lulu73 41-45, F Feb 19

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    When i was diagnosed i got mad. i researched ways to fight cancer.foods,diet,exercise.I beat cancer so bad i made it my *****.After my treatments was done i got an apolgy letter in...
    Jazonx Jazonx 36-40 Feb 20

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    No one would stand up for me The whole class bullied me For two years I could not enjoy kindergarten and 1st grade I got bullied the whole time The teachers never stopped them...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    Why are men wearing mini-skirts in Turkey? Serious (and sad) question.
    hasmita hasmita 61-65, M a week ago

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