I Am a Survivor of Many Horrible Things

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 471 People

    I have conquered cancer,

    I have conquered addiction, I have conquered my fears, I have conquered emotional, physical, psychological, and sexual abuse, I have conquered an inability to set boundaries, I have conquered some of my depression, I have conquered a pessimistic outlook on the future, I can...
    CandleDancer39 CandleDancer39
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2014

    Survivors are amazing We can face a level of

    horror unknown to the uninitiated. We have opened our eyes everyday and unflinchingly look death in the face and flipped it the effing bird. The level of defiance borders on poetry when the decision is made, to live. You want to see a person with a warrior's spirit..see a...
    khewster khewster
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Oct 13, 2014

    My Life In Short.

    Don't get me wrong, I like my life but I just want to get this of my chest, you know? It all started at kindergarten. I was bullied, at first it wasn't so bad but it got worse and worse because I was different because I was heavily autistic. It went on and got worse until that...
    Junkard Junkard
    22-25, M
    7 Responses Feb 24, 2012

    Still trying to survive despite more illness.

    I have conquered before and can do it again. It took a friend to realize again that even though my strength is waning like the moon it will again be waxing soon. Sometimes I feel sorry for myself but it's counterproductive and keeps you in quicksand.
    CandleDancer39 CandleDancer39
    36-40, F
    Jun 27, 2014

    When I was born my real my died.

    I never got to see her once. My dad was a severe alcoholic and he ha a heart attack when I was 3. I was so young I didn't even know what was going on. I went to this group home thing. I don't remember much because again. I was so young. I got adopted 4 months later. Idk how they...
    danibabe42069 danibabe42069
    16-17, F
    Oct 14, 2014

    I don't remember most of my childhood.

    Bits I do remember aren't great. .. My dad was a sweetheart, my mom. Not so much.. She tried to kill me about three times and various other things. I was picked on at school, by teachers even... And then when I came home.... I won't bore you all with the horrid details. I...
    mrsdavid1975 mrsdavid1975
    41-45, F
    Oct 14, 2014

    I Stand Alone to Make the Best From the Worst

     there's nothing i can say here that's gonna make the life Ive lead ,the things Ive done or had done, intentionally or by mistake, change.  not complaining but it just made me think when i saw this and thought of some of the things that made me who i am. the things...
    alsorolo alsorolo
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Aug 6, 2009

    I'm a Survivor

    Many things have happenend to me throughout my life. It's not what has happenend to me, it's how I coped with them that has made the difference I could list all the bad stuff that has happenend to me. I chose not to play the Victim card. I Chose to be a survivor. Overcoming...
    matthewsmommy matthewsmommy
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 26, 2009

    I Have Survived More Than Most Can Imagine

    I have been a survivor since a very young age. I have told of some of the horrendous things I have had to endure in my life on here already. I haven't told them all. There are some things that i am not ready to reveal to the world, and maybe never will be. It's not like i have...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 23, 2012

    Lived Through Several Horrible Things

    I, like Alsorolo, lived through many horrible things in my life and carry the emotional & physical scars. I cannot say difficult because that wouldn't even begin to come close to the nightmares I lived through. I can't say I really have a positive attitude, either. But, I...
    Seadon Seadon
    3 Responses Aug 7, 2009

    Abandonment, Homelessness, And Bad Decision

    My parents were teenagers when they had me, 16 and 17. My father turned down a scholarship to marry my mother, who never finished high school. When I was 6, they divorced. My mother had me most of the time, and my father moved an hour away and got me every other weekend. Then...
    cephaloscotti cephaloscotti
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 9, 2011

    My ex husband took our children

    and left me homeless on June 11, 2011. I did not see our children for 2 years, 6 months and one day. He allowed me to talk on the phone with them once, but they didn't know who I was. I am now back in their lives, but with severe PTSD. I am also bipolar. I went through hell to...
    Bry26xo Bry26xo
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 15, 2014

    No matter how much it pours - I will dance in

    that rain , at the end of the day , it's up to me to live to fight for another , for I believe , I can and will , I try , become - for there is no other that can love you on earth , more than you love you. It has become the fighter in me , to say to the obstacles - you dare me...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko
    36-40, M
    Aug 20, 2014

    I have been through a lot,

    yet I smile a lot just so I don't make others worry.
    Pettraner Pettraner
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2014

    Another List of 10 Things Survived

    My list of 10 Born drunk Adoption arranged at birth-fell through Hated by mom Physically beaten by mom and various step-dads Sexually abused by mom, step-dads ,step-brothers, uncle and a grandfather Group rape by family at 9 years old Almost successful suicide attempt at 9...
    4everChanging 4everChanging
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Oct 2, 2009

    I Am A Survivor

    I have survived many things. At one time I counted 22 times that I have cheated death. I have also survived illness, and several set backs in my life that have made me want to just quit. Even though these things have happened I have gone on. I will stand on my own two feet, and...
    doctorirwin doctorirwin
    46-50, M
    1 Response Aug 7, 2010

    I Won't Give Up

    I am two people. One of them is... so happy... I envy she. When I am she, I forget the rest of the world. I live in an world that is inside me.... simplifying, when I am she I am just me... and all I can feel is love and peace.But have other of me... I prefer say that is other...
    infelizmenteeu infelizmenteeu
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 5, 2012

    My Torture...

    One more day, one more torture to our little girl, me. Doesn't matter the hour, the day or what she doing, your only question, what is in your mind is: ''how did I get here?'' Much people don't know the meaning of word torture. Not all people lived this word in your meaning...
    infelizmenteeu infelizmenteeu
    18-21, F
    May 9, 2012

    So Far

    That is only so far. I make no promises for the future.
    deadmoon deadmoon
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 2, 2011

    Me Too!

    A survivor or many horrible things is a good way to describe me.
    barbermcm barbermcm
    41-45, M
    Apr 15, 2012

    Hmmm. I was looking for I AM A SURVIVOR OF MANY

    THINGS...not horrible things. I mean yes they were horrid experiences but after all...they did make me who I am...which in my opinion is a pretty damn awesome person...just saying. I have enough therapy under my belt to feel pretty dang good about life in general and myself...
    babysnuggs babysnuggs
    41-45, F
    Mar 7, 2014

    Abandoned as a toddler,

    foster care, abuse of ALL kinds, growing learning, finding God, and true love, getting stronger all the time....life is now good.
    MaryB7 MaryB7
    51-55, F
    Mar 26, 2014

    Making A List? Of Horrible Things?

    I could make a list of events in my past, but it'll only put me in a bad place.  One of my coping skills is to only deal with it 1 piece at a time or it becomes too overwhelming.  If your interested, you might find some of it in my stories. Having a "difficult...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom
    51-55, F
    1 Response Nov 9, 2009

    A List of 10

    1. Childhood sexual abuse 2. Adult sexual abuse/assault 3. Teenage pregnancy/abortion 4. Prolonged physical abuse 5. Social exclusion 6. Small town rumours/innuendo 7. internet bullying (nude pictures posted & sent through community without my knowing by someone I was...
    fullfigureozchick fullfigureozchick
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 26, 2009

    No Surprise There As I Grew Up In A Dysfunctional Home

    An only child, I grew up surrounded by adults! There were a lot of drinking, swearing n fighting...mostly I hid or stayed at other families home during those binges. I never knew my dad. Fast forward, I've attempted numerous suicides, thank God, I've survived those attempts! Also...
    Busted1 Busted1
    41-45, F
    Nov 4, 2013

    I Survived

    All I can say is that I have survived depression, cutting myself up, being beaten by a former husband, suicide attempts, being sexually assaulted, mentally assaulted, drugs and alcohol abuse. I'm still here, I survived it all and I feel great.
    deleted deleted
    Dec 19, 2011

    Lifes Long Road

    I am a survivor as well. Lost both my parents years ago. Became a diabetic. Had two bad marriages. Been to jail twice. Lost my first home in a separation/ divorce and on the eat to losing my second to stupidity. Been down a long road and continuing the journey.
    alekatz alekatz
    46-50, M
    Nov 10, 2013

    I Was Hit By A Car Last Thursday

    I was hit by a car last thursday... It was so exciting.. You guys can call me crazy..... I was walking in crosswalk... suddenly I saw a light... two lights.. then I felt nothing just a freedom.. it was like i was flying, but no pain... and all I can hear was the sound of car...
    infelizmenteeu infelizmenteeu
    18-21, F
    Jun 24, 2012

    I watched a buzzfeed video

    which I guess is what triggered this. When I was 3 my grandfather molested me, told me if I ever told anyone then he would hurt my sisters. The abuse went on until I was 7 when I finally told my parents who immediately took us away from the situation (we weren't allowed to see...
    BwkKnight BwkKnight
    22-25, F
    Nov 3, 2015

    CULT SURVIVOR I grew up in a evangelical

    fundamentalist group that was ran by my "Family". I escaped child abuse, neglect and the rise of a religious cult. I am finally willing to share my story. The more it gets out there- The safer I am. PLEASE HELP.
    DestinyChangesC DestinyChangesC
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 9, 2015
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