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I Am A Survivor Not A Victim

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 248 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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'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...
    Mcinacann Mcinacann 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2013

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    Changing it slightly. Better to be an owner than a victim. You can't be both. Own the situation, own your response. Any other way generates mounds of negativity and resentment
    kamutka kamutka 41-45, M 2 hrs ago

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    Tonight is the night. I'm going to end it all. People are going to say it's because of my ex but it's not. It's been a long time coming. I want to be remembered for the good things...
    cheerdiva cheerdiva 16-17, F 7 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I think I am ready to share my secret if you still want to know.
    rehabparty23 rehabparty23 31-35, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I am too. I went through years of therapy and I can confidently say that I am ok but, not a day goes by that I don't think about it. I want to share my experience with others in...
    Italy4me Italy4me 46-50 13 hrs ago

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    I was out with girlfriends one night, on a street that was full of bars, pubs and other places. We were drinking, dancing, chatting and having a good time. During the night at this...
    Daisy06 Daisy06 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hi I would like to share my personal experience I have had.I was a victim of emotional and verbal abuse.So I wanted to share my personal story to help others out there.For most of...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 5 days ago

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    I was a victim of mental and physical abuse by my stepdad but overcame it and went to God with my burdens and ended up moving in with my grandma and I'm saved and proudly serve God...
    cgchildoftheking cgchildoftheking 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    Hi, I'm Gianna and I'm currently 15. I'm sorry if anything I say offends you in any way, but I tend to be very blunt because that's the way I've been talked to. I have been...
    CagedBird1778 CagedBird1778 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    To my mom who has tortured me for years I'm taking my life back. I am not worthless and I have people who love me even if you don't. In three months I'm leaving you will not make...
    Bellamey1 Bellamey1 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    So I when I was 15 I tried to hang myself. I did everything called my mom told her I loved her wrote a note , and had a chair and the rope over the stairs and when the chair fell...
    silverxrose silverxrose 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I was with a man for 2 1/2 years, married him and took his last name. After we were married everything changed. About a month into our marriage the physical abuse started, first it...
    roughweather roughweather 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    dont attack rouge!!!!!! i didnt ask for that!!!!
    MoonFlowerCloud MoonFlowerCloud 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I have seen some horrible things within the 20 years i have been alive and i’ve also experienced some too. Things i wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. One of the most sickening...
    Lottiedee Lottiedee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    filing a police report for cuber harassment
    MoonFlowerCloud MoonFlowerCloud 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    this is from ar vine link. i dont make up lies or reach out to people to take advantage
    MoonFlowerCloud MoonFlowerCloud 31-35, F Jul 20

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    ~Once upon a time, there was a girl, a young angel, pretty and blonde, who had appeared sixteen and one night her and her boyfriend had sex and she got pregnant and fell from grace...
    LadyXSilverthorne LadyXSilverthorne 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Sorry to say this but I've seen a lot of fake rape stories on here and it makes me ******* sick. Rape is not a joke. Do some people really crave attention that badly they have to...
    NoRegretsAndNoRemorse NoRegretsAndNoRemorse 22-25, F 8 Responses Jul 18

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    i am being harassed and she will not stop!
    MoonFlowerCloud MoonFlowerCloud 31-35, F Jul 18

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    Anyone who wants to hear my story can feel free to message me
    jeepxjdude2000 jeepxjdude2000 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 17

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    I just want to post a "THANK YOU!" to all the people on this site who use their experiences to support others. I've been having a difficult time coping and it usually gets worse...
    ashamedofmyfamily ashamedofmyfamily 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    i kill first ... AND then i discuss..
    laulala laulala 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I am a lifeguard!!!! This is my second year!!!!! We have a bunch of new guards :) so of them are pretty cool, but one morning I was walking into work and I saw him my heart started...
    auroradennen auroradennen 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I don't believe I've told this story here before, but after scouring the internet for forums and boards I've decided this is the best place to share. My mother and father got...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 16

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    Hello Im a 31 year old Female...Married with Children. .I was Molested by my Dad...I remember I was about 8 years old...My dad would turn on *********** soo I can watch with him...
    Charitee Charitee 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 15

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    It happened so many years ago but I still remember it like it was yesterday. I don't hold bad feelings against him.
    Thog Thog 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    2 years ago in july I attempted to kill myself with an M9 Beretta handgun. I put the gun on the right rear of my jaw, pointing up to the back of my head. I fired. The bullet went...
    Pizza06 Pizza06 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    i was with my ex husband 3 years he beat me on a daily basis it took for him to rape me and burn me with boiling hot water before i left him for good. i lost everything over them 3...
    claire2087 claire2087 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    My boyfriend left for camp and now I'm worried like what if I have an episode again? He's why I didn't do it before . My support system is gone.
    cheerdiva cheerdiva 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Here's my story of my past with cutting. I first started self harming back in the summer of 2011 - July, I think it was... At that time I had finally found out what the word...
    k4rri3w0lf12 k4rri3w0lf12 26-30, T Jul 11

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    I love survivor I can't wait for second chance go joe
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 10

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    I've been having more flashbacks than usual lately. They vary with intensity but never really go away. I have been living with it for so long that I've come to accept they will...
    ashamedofmyfamily ashamedofmyfamily 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I am not a victim any longer but a survivor of child abuse and sexual abuse as a teenager and as an adult.
    susanbornin1969 susanbornin1969 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    My memories of being sexually abused is brief, not there mainly. I don't remember anything but glimpse of few events and that's all. Anyway, to me as a child in the age of 5...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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