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I Am A Survivor Not A Victim

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 234 People

    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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    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...
    Mcinacann Mcinacann 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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    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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    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 7 Responses Jan 18, 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Basically. Not gonna talk about it. Only told like 3 of my friends or 2.Its embarrassing to talk about /: Nor do I know if it was my fault or not. And to this date I don't know how...
    legzydawly legzydawly 18-21 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I was actually born with cancer. I had neroblastma which grew with me in the womb. I was very ill and developed pneumonia and other illnesses on top of the cancer and nearly lost...
    smiler2015 smiler2015 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    This more of a question, but I was hoping someone else from here might be able to answer my question. That question is: "Is my father emotionally/verbally abusive?" This stems...
    SomePineapple SomePineapple 16-17, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I was in a sexually abusive relationship about a year ago with my first girlfriend. I was 14 and thrown into a BDSM relationship, and I didn't really have a choice in it. There...
    lazypacific lazypacific 13-15, F 14 hrs ago

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    I have made two major attempts on my life, once at 17 and another at 27. (background: I have borderline personality disorder and PTSD. I started self harming at 13. I'm a survivor...
    BigBaddaBoom BigBaddaBoom 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    This divorce is taking far too long. It's ridiculous. Every time there seems to be some glimmer of hope, it's fake. Court dates get postponed multiple times. There's a new law for...
    newchick11 newchick11 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hi ok so I have been a victim of emotional and mental nd a little bit of physical abuse in the past. I have been in about 4 relationships that were like that not all were physical...
    LuvLostSoul LuvLostSoul 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    July 25th 2013 was the first time I ever attempted suicide and July 25th 2014 was the most recent time I attempted it :( and now we are only one month away from July 25th and to be...
    socofused socofused 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Please look at my page about the abuse I was forced to endure by my mother Letters to the My mother and anyone that thinks child abuse is ok
    letters2mymother letters2mymother 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    LETTER TO MY MOTHER when I was 4, I remember standing at the door on the right side of the house in Waterloo, crying and begging you to take me to grandmas with the boys but you...
    letters2mymother letters2mymother 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    A letter to my mother for forcing me to live thru a life of hell I remeber telling you that all i wanted was for you to admit what happened to me and say u were sorry. I was 30...
    letters2mymother letters2mymother 41-45, F a week ago

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    One memory in particular stands out to me. I’m not even sure why we were arguing. It’s actually pretty rare that I remember the cause of a fight. It could be over something as...
    emilyflys26 emilyflys26 31-35 Jun 24

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    I met this guy but I feel like I'm lying to him about being raped because I haven't told him but it's ruined every relationship I've had. Advice is welcome
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 23

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    3.21.14 I woke up alone in a park wearing my jammies. I've been beaten really badly in an ambulance was there they took me to the ER and 3 DNA samples with in my body.. I tried to...
    Zeydian Zeydian 22-25, F Jun 23

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    3.21.14 I woke up alone in a park wearing my jammies. I've been beaten really badly in an ambulance was there they took me to the ER and 3 DNA samples with in my body.. I tried to...
    Zeydian Zeydian 22-25, F Jun 23

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    Sexual abuse. I was sexually abused as a child and it's the biggest secret I have. I suppressed the memories because I was very young but I always had flashbacks. They came...
    Dezaria Dezaria 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    Ever since I was about 4 or 5 Child Protective Services (CPS) had been called in on my family on an almost weekly basis, many of those calls being from extended family members. I...
    ScarletteTranevel ScarletteTranevel 22-25, F Jun 23

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    My story is very different from the others I have read here, but here goes... As a young child, I seemed to remember being in a place with another little girl and she climbed out...
    turtlegirl14 turtlegirl14 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    I couldn't post the entire thing (I wrote too much)this is part two! ...All the other girls came forward too, I still don't know who they are. After a year it was decided he would...
    EmilyAlice97 EmilyAlice97 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    I don't like the word victim. It makes me feel weak. I have been raped a few times by different people. The first time was upsetting and I sunk into a depression and I still...
    EmilyAlice97 EmilyAlice97 18-21, F Jun 22

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    I was in a car accident and the car I was in caught on fire. I had second and third degree burns covering most of the right side of my body and my entire back.
    lubesh lubesh 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    I literally want to kill myself tonite
    polarbearlove polarbearlove 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    I survived it, but sometimes I still feel like it's all I can do. More then ever right now
    ILSapproaches ILSapproaches 18-21, M Jun 19

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    When I was a firefighter, I was trapped in a burning house. I had many life-threatening injuries, but right now most of my pain is related to my legs, which were the most badly...
    Integrity60 Integrity60 51-55 Jun 18

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    When my parents divorced I was only 5 years old. My mother had to work long hours and left me with my grandparents. My grandmother (step grandmother) was the meanest, and most...
    StarAngels StarAngels 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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    I'm a widow. I'm a mother. I'm a new wife, though i don't know how long that will last. I've discovered that my patience for stupid drama is virtually nil. i don't even feel...
    tryingtobeamazing tryingtobeamazing 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    Ive been picked on all of my life aswell, as i read the stories of users in this group. This is something that ruined my self esteem and my life pretty much. With my old EP account...
    lonely4560 lonely4560 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 17

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    I had cancer at age 28. I went to my follow up appointments religiously for 22 years. Then I just stopped. Stupid I know. But I was depressed, having major back issues, surgery...
    lostit77 lostit77 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 16

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    Until i find the victim willing to bite.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 16

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    There are several things, ranging from one-time events (like childhood surgery) to continuing events (like daycare abuse, neglect, and bullying). I have had several major...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 16

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    The experience of being sick, like chemo, radiation, and surgery-sick can be thought of as a gift. Once you survive, you have the insight of knowing what other cancer (soon to be...
    gigglebunnysparklebottom gigglebunnysparklebottom 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 16

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    I was beat as a child by an alcoholic deranged grandfather.
    LoganSurfing LoganSurfing 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 16

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    I am a victim of child abuse . I've been abused by my dad ever since i was 3 years old. It stopped about a year ago right after I went to childcare .
    emmie278 emmie278 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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