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I Am A Survivor Not A Victim

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 194 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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    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 16-17, F Oct 20, 2013

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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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    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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    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 a week ago

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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

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    Related Experiences

    I'm a victim of sexual assault. My drink was spiked at a party, I fell asleep and 2 men sexually assaulted me...they took photographs aswell, ten in total- of them committing the...
    Jacobscracker Jacobscracker 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Heart Cries and Feels the Pain I am sorry for the all the people who lost thr life in the plane crashes recently and in past. I hope the almighty gives enough strength and...
    wintersecret wintersecret 31-35, M Jul 24

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    I'm a guy so it been hard dealing with being a victim of rape. I'm also straight which makes it a million times worse in my head to deal with. Only my parents and my therapist know...
    andrew20142014 andrew20142014 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Its never love when he calls you a ***** or a *****. Because no respectable man would ever call his woman names, especially ***** or *****. Is he truly sorry for leaving scars on...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    Remember When Taylor Swift Was The Victim? In many of her hits, she was the victim in her relationships. Nobody said anything about it at first. Then she went through so many...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F Jul 23

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    I love survivor it's super cool and I would love to go on survivor but I'm Canadian :(
    ngoodfellow1799 ngoodfellow1799 13-15, M Jul 24

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    Very violently raped when I was 15-16, beaten by two different ex's at 22 and 30. 41 years old now and haven't felt like a victim for several years now. People are always against...
    Polly73 Polly73 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I wish she instead asked, " Are a Child Abuse Survivor". It is a Statement. How she made it a choice for all. I was never ABUSED as a Child. My Abuse began when I was 35.
    paradisequeen paradisequeen 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I was a sophomore in college and he was a senior. Something about him being older made it feel so right…he was charming, mature, and the life of the party type of guy. Not to...
    EmmaCollins EmmaCollins 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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    When I was 15 I was sent to a treatment center for teens. It was I Maine, a place called Ironwood I was there for many reasons. First I had been raped the year before. It was very...
    jujubee16 jujubee16 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    So I'm 13 and this guy I was with at the time was 18 I wasn't dating him just hanging out and I wasn't high or anything but we were chilling and he asked me a lot if times before...
    ryry009 ryry009 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    It has been a while since I have posted here. I've restarted the videos on Survivors of Child Abuse and Maladaptive daydreaming. My latest video is about flashbacks and tips on how...
    Ishtaria Ishtaria 41-45, F Aug 7

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    It's unfortunate but these more often than not go unreported. I often think it's because of the stigma, and victim blaming. It's ridiculous how people are treated when reporting...
    merrygentry merrygentry 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I recently learned that domestic abuse isn't limited to couples , I would never guessed it was also roommates as well. I did a lot of research into this before I figured out that I...
    Lunnaku Lunnaku 26-30 1 Response Aug 3

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    Hello, my name is Diane and I am a junior at Rutgers. After the recent news concerning Mike Brown/Ferguson and police brutality, and reading about the protests occurring in NJ, I...
    deekayyy deekayyy 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    30 Things I’ve Learned About Love from My Emotionally Abusive, Narcissistic, Alcoholic Husband 1. If you trust someone, they will repay you with suspicion and jealously. 2. If...
    KMarie789 KMarie789 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    I have survived alot abusive mother, sexual abuse in care homes, I have a back problem,my ex I found in bed with another woman and I'm still here. Nothing going to beat me.
    vampirish vampirish 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    Im a 16 year old girl living with Bipolar Disorder. I have suffered a ton of depression in my life! So one day, I had enough of my life!! I was so sick and tired of the people in...
    merryred merryred 16-17, F Jul 21

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    i don't know if me and my siblings are being abused but it seems like we might be i never thought about it before because we are homeschooled and this is my first phone and i got...
    valbunny valbunny 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 23

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    8065 members in this group. And i thought i was unique.
    discovery5 discovery5 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 24

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    When I was a kid like 8, I was abused by a family member. I can recall the events of a few of the times of him doing the things he did to me. The feeling I felt during that time, I...
    Bluescrub Bluescrub 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    Im 13, the abuse for about 3, since I was 10. Well I learn something, I hated him for so long, I plan all these way to see his demise, but then I had a dream, were I found out he...
    nekokitty13 nekokitty13 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I lost my virginity to rape when i was 15. That was 7 years ago and I'm still feeling the effects. I am afraid to go outside my own home after dark by myself, my husband has to...
    cowgirlhuntress cowgirlhuntress 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 25

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    When ever I took a shower in my home after my step mother would hit me and I would soil myself; she would come into the bathroom and spray me with disinfectant spray and mock me...
    halfdead25 halfdead25 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 25

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    Or am i???? My mind wants revenge. Can barely sleep. Hate any who act like him. So did i survive???
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 26

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    My ex, in the past couple years... Has choked me. Slapped me, fractured my ribs.. Threw me across the room. . kicked me. And that was only the physical violence part of it all...
    amtired amtired 22-25 14 Responses Jul 27

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    sometimes i have the feeling of doing so and i have really been feeling to do so, i need a doctor. i need someone to help get out of suicide thoughts, and thoughts of death to...
    brownzugar brownzugar 16-17, M Jul 28

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    I am a 45 years ago I attempted suicide. To this day I regret doing it. The way I did was painful when It happened and painful every time somebody looks at me that knows my story...
    Upforit45 Upforit45 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    I was sleeping, out cold. My mum came in my room to attend to my little brother and let the dog in with her. My dog started to lick my hand and I heard rustling from my mum. I...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    'Come to my bedroom' he said, 'I just need to talk to you' he said. Them words I will never forget. But he didn't. He pushed me down on his bed and pinned me, forcing me to do...
    BethHawkins BethHawkins 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    It shouldn't hurt to be a child. No child should feel like they are alone in the world, and nothing that they can do is right, but so many do, and the ones who do, feel like they...
    LostAriel LostAriel 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    Again -_-. I was so angry yesterday that I just took.as many pills I could get my hands on and drank all of them, now I'm in a stupid hospital. I should actually get a gun to be...
    Xcinderella Xcinderella 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 1

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    When I was about four years old I was diagnosed with a rare form of thyroid cancer. Along with this I also had a stroke, who knows how many radiation treatments and about a dozen...
    theartist102 theartist102 22-25, M Aug 1

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    My abuse was that of neglect and emotional abuse. There was some physical abuse but not enough to be scared from it. I was bullied all through school. I was even bullied in my...
    lonesojourner lonesojourner 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 1

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    My mom and my twin sister were all I had growing up. No family at all to visit, that is because they all HATED my moms husband. I never told people he was my step dad. He made all...
    Jml2013 Jml2013 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I was abused by the ONE person you'd never expect to do it. MY MOTHER. I was 12 when it happened & I'm 20 now. It still haunts me. I've forgiven her but yet I miss her so much at...
    ForeverYoung09 ForeverYoung09 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 1

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    Corey was someone I met offline talked to for four months a United States marine cute and had a great vibe. A couple weeks after my boyfriend passed he came down took me out to...
    ChandlerTitus1 ChandlerTitus1 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    2 years ago I was in a horrific motor bike accident. With my best friend and her step brother. I only remember what I was told about it. But we hit one an another. Leaving is all...
    sbj1234 sbj1234 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    I was a child slave from six to ten then was abused from ten to twelve and last year they attempted to make me a slave again but God was with me the entire time and rescued me when...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 2

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