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I Am A Survivor Not A Victim

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 283 People

    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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    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'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 1 Response 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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    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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    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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    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 like to this k of myself

    as a survivor and not a victim. the power of positivity : )
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 3 days ago

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    I am a war genocide survivor ,

    and a daughter of a fallen war hero . I've lost half of my family and I've survived unimaginable terror . But what didn't kill me , only made me stronger .
    Spiritual40 Spiritual40 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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

    I was about 3 1/2 when it first started. My mom had divorced my real dad and was dating my aunt husbands brother. I never knew this this years later when they split up and a chance...
    bobroberts123 bobroberts123 66-70, M 3 hrs ago

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    I've tired to kill myself 3X because I hate who I am. I am not a survivor I just fail at death, just as much as I do life.
    DaniBear69 DaniBear69 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hello, my name is Harriett. I am a 21 year old lingerie design student from the UK. I am also new to EP so if this post is inappropriate please delete it. I am looking to create a...
    lingerieharri lingerieharri 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It has been 2 weeks now since the incident happened. I am getting better and now i am running a fundraising campaign to help myself: please message me if you would like to help...
    pensyjenmay pensyjenmay 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Some days I don't feel like a survivor. How can something that happened fifty-eight years ago reduce me to a quivering mass of fear and horror? How can a scent awaken memories...
    scarred4lifeby5 scarred4lifeby5 61-65, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    My little sister is a victim
    mrrua mrrua 36-40, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am writing this to shed light on domestic violence and what happened to me. At first it was only on my Facebook and was set to "Friends Only" but I am now making it public and...
    Taylor62298 Taylor62298 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I was raped..... But I am not a survivor. I was raped..... and it is slowly killing me inside..... Ya I told the police. But I have yet to really talk to anyone about it. I...
    aschr824 aschr824 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 22

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    At age 5 i was molested by a teacher at school, remembered it at age 13. Even developed PTSD. It took time but 2 years later i can finally say I am a survivor of sexual assault...
    iseektobeme iseektobeme 16-17, M Aug 21

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    I joined this group optimistically hoping that one day the title would ring true for me. That one day I could sincerely feel like a survivor and not just a victim. Today I can...
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21 3 Responses Aug 21

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    I am a victim who was fortunate to survivor and thrive after abuse. Unfortunately, my close friend is now in a similar situation and I can't get through to her. She knows my story...
    JennSadai JennSadai 36-40 2 Responses Aug 20

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    This whole Jared Fogle (Subway guy) thing has me really disturbed. He lives not far from me. I was abused as a boy. It's never left me. I never told, and the abuser went...
    tachem46032 tachem46032 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Yea I was raped .....I don't think I can tell the story but I can tell you fellow rape victims I feel for you.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 17

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    I have shared my story on "i am a burn victim" a few years back on this same account. I have come to realize that im not a victim, im a survivor and im proud and blessed to be one...
    saved27 saved27 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Thanks Mae for giving me courage to write this I am a survivor of Rape many years ago . I was lucky I had wonderful support . Rape is a awful thing that takes away your self...
    Iamtheoriginaldancemom Iamtheoriginaldancemom 46-50, F 8 Responses Aug 15

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    Emotional, mental, verbal. And I still miss him and love him. I can't sleep. It's been two days now since his dad called. 8 months since I saw him, touched him, smelled him. My...
    auroraunicorn auroraunicorn 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F Aug 15

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    I used to call myself a victim. After all, I was just a little girl. A few weeks away from 13 years old, spending time alone at my almost-14-year-old boyfriend's house. An innocent...
    CupricNitrateEyes CupricNitrateEyes 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 14

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    I won't talk about the experience but I do know the shame and pain associated with such a cruel and violent act. I will never understand how anyone can be so hateful to another...
    SweetMae SweetMae 61-65, F 50 Responses Aug 14

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    I am not a survivor. I didn't survive, I just didn't succed. That's a completely different thing. I am suprised how life can kill you in so many ways. It just keeps on killing you...
    Iamscaredtodream Iamscaredtodream 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I've really been missing him lately. And as it always goes, when you think about something, you start seeing it everywhere....so now everyone seems to be mentioning something twins...
    MagnificentBastard MagnificentBastard 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    well. where do I start. 2011. my friends birthday party. all throughout the party it was fun. the morning came and her mom decided to bring us crispy creme doughnuts. I took one...
    Brianneshepherd Brianneshepherd 22-25 1 Response Aug 13

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    I worked at a farm for 7 years as the potato salesman and I lost my job because of a bully. The bully can pretty much do what he wants and at one point he physically assaulted me...
    JohnD2015 JohnD2015 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    As a two time survivor of relationship abuse, both verbal, emotional, and sexual, I think it is extremely important that woman have the ability to stick up for themselves. It's a...
    PrincessKayleigh PrincessKayleigh 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    There are some people who will say one type of abuse is worse than another. Do they not realize when they say that they are saying some forms of abuse are good? Or okay, in...
    Sophia117 Sophia117 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 11

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    I was a child and barely knew what happened to me. I got to the age of early 20s and that's all when it kicked in. That is when I put a name to what happened to me and it...
    Jarwan Jarwan 22-25 2 Responses Aug 11

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    I contracted GBS in Jan 2013. Was in ICU and rehab. It has been a tough journey. I have recovered tremendously, but not fully. Experiencing alot of muscle contrations which I...
    fierozasmith fierozasmith 41-45, F Aug 11

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    Religion and Abuse I have read a lot of stuff but perhaps the most poignant account I ever read was of a girl now my age but at the time probably early teens who was in some kind...
    hasmita hasmita 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    My parents made me watch Gilligans Island. I still have counselling to this day 😕
    LesGirl01 LesGirl01 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 11

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    I was victim of childhood abuse sexually and mentally abuse by bullying that's why I find it hard to keep being alive
    emmadarko emmadarko 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    stolen youth Only an infant, not even a teen, far from being a woman A tiny 3 feet tall human being that you took by the hand You said to me: you're beautiful pretty girl, want...
    ChantouKimmy ChantouKimmy 41-45, F 22 Responses Aug 11