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I Am A Survivor Not A Victim

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 232 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I really want to vent. I guess I’m having one of those nights where most things make me angry. I’m angry in a really personal and selfish way so it’s difficult to share. I...
    CoopSmith CoopSmith 26-30, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I wrote this on someone's page earlier because of how mad I got from what they posted. A victim is not just the one who died. Many victims live. Their fight to survive is a daily...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F May 3

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    so what gets to me the most about what happened to me is the fact that even though I reported the rape to the police but he paid them off... is that I know there must be more well...
    JessiAimee JessiAimee 22-25, F 1 Response May 9

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    Hi All, I'm a student working on a project to help burn survivors in developing countries. In the developing world, burns are just as common as they are here, but few people get...
    lifeRAFT lifeRAFT 26-30, F May 13

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    So many people carrying the same wounds and pain… I am one of them…My mother abused me horribly, but I managed disconnect from her as I was age 4-5. I told myself: this is...
    soulbridge soulbridge 36-40, F 1 Response May 6

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    I'm so sick of being the victim. I can't even describe the hatred of being so weak, being so unable to control my own feelings, my own thoughts.
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 2 Responses May 15

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    I am a 20 year old female and I am a burn survivor. My story started when I met the love of my life, my true soulmate. We started dating when I was 19 he was 22. Our relationship...
    gabryelnichole gabryelnichole 18-21, F 1 Response May 18

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    Does anyone know how to move past it. I drank the pain away for a long time and now I'm sober.. I have also been in a relationship with a very abusive woman too. I don't want be a...
    sirnatural sirnatural 31-35, M 3 Responses May 20

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    Men can be raped too and there are fewer resources for men survivors. If you are one of those men, know that the rape is not your fault. Never is rape your fault no matter what...
    TheBlessedOne TheBlessedOne 51-55, F 5 days ago

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    As a victim myself since the day I entered a school, I will always stand up for the victims of bullying and cyberbullying. Even today, I still am a victim, I do fight for others...
    Kiritosteele Kiritosteele 22-25, M May 7

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    I'm two time breast cancer survivor (06 & 2013). I'm on every 6 month follow up scans and labs, had my most recent last month and everything is good. Having my follow ups always...
    jgeorge68 jgeorge68 46-50, F 4 Responses May 5

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    I honestly don't know how I could be a survivor. I don't feel safe he's not in jail he knows where I work it scars me it only happen 4 days ago I have called the cops they won't do...
    madisonhenson13 madisonhenson13 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I am a cancer survivor. I was born with a brain cancer located in my carabelum called medualblaastoma . At three months old I had seven and a half month chemotherapy and 3...
    crazyram45 crazyram45 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I'm 25 and I've been abused for almost my whole life and I usually don't talk about it but I think it's time to spill it all out.. I'm a pretty strong person and have overcome a...
    courtney25 courtney25 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I'm still not certain about being a survivor. Mom was 15 when I was born, and I was 5 when she and her new boyfriend were murdered. They were both bound and forced to watch her...
    scarred4lifeby5 scarred4lifeby5 61-65, M 2 days ago

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    I was a victim not am . he tried to tell me it was normal and I was just experiencing what happens in other peoples relationships behind closed doors . I was too sensitive , to...
    blonde10 blonde10 36-40, F 1 Response May 4

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    Heyy guys...I am here to serve the victims here.Although i m not a victim of rape but i m follwing this site to read all of urs stories and help u guys recover mentally....Feel...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 24

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    I've been a victim of an online scam romance. Such people were born to deceit people. They are so genius to the extent that you are believing all about them. Only to realized you...
    Vasha1986 Vasha1986 26-30, F May 10

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    My ex was a pro at this. She spent our entire relationship manipulating my mental disorders and using them to abuse me (by pretending to be possessed, then cutting, beating, or...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 1 Response May 14

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    I wish to share this video with all victims of abuse,I hope it will be of help on your road to healing and recovery.
    berangere berangere 66-70, F May 15

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    I don't even know if I am a victim of emotional abuse. I feel like all the relationship problems between us are my fault but I'm doing my best otherwise. Apparently I'm self...
    thatonecxnt thatonecxnt 22-25, F 2 Responses May 16

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    Here is some of the dreadful things I experienced while being gangstalked. And yes. it does exist. This may help you if you are reading to identify with some, if not all. Also, at...
    goldenview goldenview 31-35 May 20

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    I recently decided to cease relations with a girl I'd come to call my best friend because she did this all the time. Whenever she apologized to me for screwing up (because we're...
    cyndercrys cyndercrys 18-21, F May 21

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    there have been long term consequences but it happened so long ago. i was five when she punished and humiliated me, but i don't remember being humiliated as much as just hearing...
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M May 13

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    So since the day I start middle school everybody ignored me and I got a teacher who taunting me, accusing me and hurt my feelings. It was a women who really don't like me, or...
    Chichikun10 Chichikun10 18-21, M 2 Responses May 20

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    There's so many reasons why I feel so guilty and disgusted by it. I've talked about so many of those factors, but not the two biggest ones. I don't think I'll ever talk about one...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 2 Responses May 3

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    In my previous post a while ago I wrote about my experience of sexual assault. I thought I was getting better when I realized I could kiss my boyfriend again without feeling...
    qwernia qwernia 18-21, F 1 Response May 3

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    Every time I wanted things, I was denied, I was made to think that wanting things was wrong, that wanting beyond what was given to me was greedy. Say, if I wanted attention from...
    lunightandday lunightandday 18-21, F 1 Response May 3

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    I am 14 let me start off before I was born my mom smoked drank got on roller coasters and she knew that she was pragnat she tired to she tried to have an abortion but she was too...
    Kellyfoster2000 Kellyfoster2000 13-15, F 3 Responses May 3

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    With mothers day approaching, how are you guys going to handle it? I would love to never speak to my mother again... but we all know it's not always that simple. thoughts?
    Jekkasaur Jekkasaur 22-25, F 6 Responses May 4

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    "That my body is all that I am", how well I know the feeling. I just read about another woman that was sexually abused growing up and the quote is from her story. Reading it made...
    CaningCaregiver CaningCaregiver 26-30, F 2 Responses May 4

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    iLightBeing iLightBeing 26-30, F May 6

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    Made this account because I just want to get this all off my chest. So sorry if this is long-winded or otherwise bad to read, I'm just getting this out the best I can. I was raped...
    thisisausername2004 thisisausername2004 18-21, M 4 Responses May 6

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    Am I crazy? Am I the only one who feels this?? I lost my brother in the womb. I hadn't even met you yet... But it feels like a piece of me is broken...felt like I knew you a...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 3 Responses May 7

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