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I Am a Survivor

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    Getting older now. It's been a hard life.

    Society, and even my own friends, did not and does not encourage or support marriage and loving attachment relationship. I did not know it existed at all until age 32 and had never seen a positive example of the profound joy and nourishment of marriage or a nourished childhood...
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M Apr 9

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    Perspective Of Mine

    I am a survivor of many things in this life. There are those who survive and then spend the rest of their life complaining about it and all that they have gone through and then those who use it for a positive goal in life and that is to help other people by their experiences...
    Lavender007 Lavender007 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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    Nothing will ever stop me from going

    after my dreams. Life is too short to think "I should've" or "I could've". I truly do think that the sky's the limit, and will always try 99x and fail, just so that on that 100th time, I may succeed.
    Islndgirl Islndgirl 36-40, F Jun 28

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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 I was a child, then warned me of their plans so I am free today because of my almighty God. Thank you God. I love you and I owe you everything...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Hurricane Katrina

    yes thats right i survived hurricane katrina  back in 2005 it was a hard and scary thing i had to go through and even though it has been almost 2 years the coast is not anywhere back to what it should be plus there is alot of depression still going on around here because...
    missy2486 missy2486 21-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2, 2007

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    Rise!

    “Suffering and joy teach us, if we allow them, how to make the leap of empathy, which transports us into the soul and heart of another person. In those transparent moments we know other people’s joys and sorrows, and we care about their concerns as if they were our own...
    HiPpIeRoNiN HiPpIeRoNiN 31-35, M 5 Responses Jul 26, 2012

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    Well, I usually don't share much of my sob

    stories because I am beyond them. They do however define who I am today, because they have shaped who I am, and I am proud and happy all of it has happened to me. I have Alport's Sindrome, which produced a 65% hearing-loss since age of 5, and kidney failure at age 22. I was...
    Atelierdearte Atelierdearte 36-40, M Jul 8

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    It took me a while to admit it,

    to truly see that what I've been through has made me stronger. To realize why I hated it to so much when people gave me the pitiful gaze when I told them my mother passed away when I was 12, among with the other things that I told some of the people that are close to me, but...
    iamadreamergirl iamadreamergirl 18-21, F Jun 17

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    Scary Car Accident

    It was 3am and I was sleeping in the back seat of the car without wearing a seatbelt.  The car was doing about 140 km/h.  It flipped over twice (single car accident) and I flew out and landed on the concrete. When I was delivered to the ER I had a Glasgow coma scale...
    BlackCat08 BlackCat08 21-25, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2007

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    You bet I am. I always had to be a fighter.

    My sister was quite the bully when we were younger. She's a much better person now. But that wasn't always the case. She was abusive. She attacked me frequently when we were younger. I was scared. I thought she would kill me. But that wasn't the end of the story. I didn't want...
    RuthieAnja RuthieAnja 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I use my past experiences to help people.

    I bet that I've done at least one thing that you have or are going through. Ask me about it!
    EmmyC EmmyC 13-15, F Apr 10

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    I almost die in Syria in the horrible war

    but i survived twice. Im not that much happy about it , still suffering but I always smile 😁
    Wasanmid Wasanmid 22-25, F May 29

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    I am not a victim. Last April does not define

    me. When I was sobbing begging him to stop telling him this has happened before...... how did he not stop. How did he continue to hurt me....a monster Oh what one year has done to me. I would ask him if it was worth it.. if he ever thinks about me... if he knows the damage he...
    lookingformyself88 lookingformyself88 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    At the age of 4 my mother abandon my

    sibblings and I , my father did the best he could . He worked and he was an alcoholic . At the age of 4 I was sexually assaulted by to family memebers and by 5 went in to fostercare from 5 to age 9. i was physically and emotionally abused and they tried to drown me. at age...
    sara75 sara75 56-60, F 4 Responses Jul 16

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    yesterday i attempted suicide.

    i OD'd. lemme just say, don' try to OD. its horrid to get cleansed out and everything from it. my mom called 911. the police and ambulance came. everything happened all so fast, that i don't remember much. i do remember the ER's asking me questions and sitting behind the...
    fxithxo fxithxo 16-17, F Mar 7

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    I Survived All the Hurricanes In Fla

    I SURVIVED ALL THE HURRICANES IN FLA 1988-2005 WOW 2004 WAS A BAD HURRICANE YEAR IVEAN CHARRLEY, FRANCIS,4 IN A ROLL IT STARTED FRIDAY THE 13TH
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 27, 2008

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    Roll With The Punches

    I was knocked for a loop when I tore up my knee playing basketball. I was playing professionally in Europe when it happened and I was going to the NBA the next season but somehow I knew that wasn't going to happen when I felt my knee give way. Change of plans. I started my own...
    mark247 mark247 41-45, M 45 Responses Apr 19, 2011

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    Most people know how Pompeii was destroyed by

    clouds of toxic gas and hot volcanic ash in 79AD, but not as many know it was severely damaged by an earthquake in 62AD caused by the same local volcanic activity. If the people of Pompeii had taken the warning in 62AD and moved away, they would have been saved from the...
    BeautifulAddiction49 BeautifulAddiction49 46-50, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    No One Can Take That From Me

    I'm free now like I never thought I would be. I can breathe for the first time in a long time without fear. No more being held down by those who wish me nothing but misery and pain. No more living with a monster. You say I deserve this? Well no one deserves to be treated like...
    nwilla nwilla 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2013

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    I'm under the impression

    that some people dont really know what it means to survive. It's not living. It's not breathing. It's living and breathing when you should be dead right now. I survived a near death experience with abuse and torture. I breathed when my chest wanted to cave in. I lived when all...
    justashliegh justashliegh 18-21, F Jun 13

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    I Flip The script, Some Call Me A Survivor

    I hesitated to join this experinece group and then once I joined it the thought of posting a story for it was even more detestable to my sensibilities. However, upon reflection and some brutallly honest processing and searching with in I decided it is what it is. I have lived a...
    libra604 libra604 26-30, M 7 Responses Mar 25, 2012

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    My dad has abused me

    for as long as I can remember. My mom has always been by my side to help me though, which I think is the reason why I'm still alive. I've been through some hard times. Of course the abuse has damaged me a lot. Also being very premature having been to the hospital many times as...
    rabbitheart rabbitheart 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    As a Survivor of Abuse, Please Don't

    As a survivor of abuse, please don't tell me "what doesn't kill us makes us stronger"..  I fight depression and reliving memories that choose when they want to surface.  That is not what I need or want to hear.  I appreciate wanting to help me. ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 22, 2008

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    All My Life

    Ive been a suvivor as long as i can remember. Ive been sexually, physically, verbally, and emotionally abused since as early as the age of 5. I found my own mother dead. I spent 4 years in Child Protective Services. I even used to be a suicidal cutter. But through all the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 16, 2013

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    I am 23, i just moved out of my pick up truck,

    sold it, and took a bus across the country to a place with work. I think the sun will make me feel better, but I do not know yet that the real starvation has not been for sunlight. I bought a bicycle, to ride to work every day with my tools on my back, my 4 foot level tied to...
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    I've gone through loads of ****

    but I made it and now I'm living the dream with no regrets!!
    kyarychan kyarychan 18-21, F Jun 4

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    Weathering The Storm

    As a lady who went through being sexually assaulted at the age of 4 through 9, being physically beaten with extention cords, broom or mop handles, their fist or whatever my mom and dad got their hands on, humiliated by my family and their playing favorites between me and my...
    ladyinrage ladyinrage 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2013

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    I got so sick and tired of the constant

    fighting, screaming, crying in my home. In fact, i couldn't even call it a home, but a hell. I was so hurt of the yells past back and forth, I just went either to my room, or the bathroom to cut myself. Once, i cut myself directly in my vein, and my wrist was bleeding nonstop. I...
    victoria368 victoria368 18-21 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Me wants to be. Former pals say i am.

    They say hey you are sober and 47. Guess i am.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    HPV-Now What?

    When I was seventeen years old, I was diagnosed with Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV. At the time, I had no idea what it was or where it came from and what to do about it. My doctor was less than helpful, but in her defense, she didn't have the capacity to do much for me. I had...
    Bassbabe Bassbabe 19-21, F 4 Responses Dec 24, 2007

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    Youwentsosoon Youwentsosoon 22-25, F Jun 4

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    I Am Fine

    A Lot of people off late have asked me “How are you?”. A Lot of them have offered help and courage in one way or the other and I am thankful. But, it got me thinking that in order to really answer the question, I should elaborate the situation in a little more graphic...
    rohitmac rohitmac 31-35, M Oct 6, 2013

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    I grew up with no knowledge whatsoever

    that I was attractive. Was raised without love in my family and other immediate connections (there were none really) and in this brutal ruthless culture, if you don't have it there, then you are at the mercy of the wolves. I am also a ginger. As a kid, I was bright copper hair...
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    I met my first true love at the age of 20.

    His hair was red, curly and he is Scottish. We had serious heat that lasted til today. I was going to collage so I told him it was over. I found out I was pregnant and called him and he loved me. I think the best and only memories I enjoyed of him was in Edmonton in August 2003...
    somethingwrong somethingwrong 26-30 Feb 19

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    Victim - Perpetrator Dynamics (And Re-Victimization In Abuse Survivors).

    Hi everyone, I hope my story is at the right place here, as I don't want to be insensitive, but thought it would be interesting to share what I've learned as an abuse (sexual and emotional) survivor in my struggle to recover from what happened. For years I've struggled with my...
    Scarcollection Scarcollection 22-25, F 10 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    I have survived many types of abuse through

    life physical, sexual, mental and emotional.... I believe these things have made me who I am today.. And I am truly stronger for it... I am a survivor and fighter and now it's time to do me!
    mssst mssst 36-40, F Jul 8

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    When I was younger, I was traveling with my

    parents to my grandfather's house. It was a normal day and I thought everything was going to be okay. I was just sitting in the backseat, I can't remember what I was doing. It is kinda a blur. But anyway I was distracted by something. Then suddenly I just heard my dad shout...
    IRequireAssistance IRequireAssistance 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am a survivor of rape.

    I got pregnant as a result and was in a terrible emotional breakdown, but thanks to my cousin (a psychologist) I recovered, and I have considered myself as a survivor of rape, not a victim. I am definately happy that after these long years, the police has found the guy that...
    LolitaChrisbell LolitaChrisbell 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    Making A Difference

    I've had struggles that most can relate to. Things like retiring from a gang and my fight to survive. If I've ever really brought it up, it was to help someone see that even in hard times such as those, you don't have to carry the burden of that past all your life. Over time, I...
    YoungRidah YoungRidah 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 15, 2013

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    I Am Lucky

    Many times I here people say how they were the victims of physical/domestic/sexual abuse.  They are not victims, the victims died.  We are the survivors. On average, two women are killed every week by a current or former male partner. (www.homeoffice.gov.uk/crime...
    phoenixdestiny phoenixdestiny 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 22, 2008

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    Moving Forward

    I am almost there- I can feel it. I can feel it in my heart. There are whispers of impending success, and although I am daunted by the enormity of the tasks in front of me, I am excited to try. I still hear the whispers of doubt you placed in my mind- how your eroded my self...
    DinahMoeHumm DinahMoeHumm 41-45, F Oct 14, 2012

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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 on the side of the road until somebody found us. All I remember is waking up in a hospital bed 2 and a half weeks later. And being told my best...
    sbj1234 sbj1234 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    I seem to have a bright light in my soul

    which keeps me directed on the right path. I love to be inspired, but best of all I think I've inspired myself with the amount of strength I have. I feel like I can say that I love me, and I wasn't to blame for what happened to me. Whoever is reading this, my message to you is...
    frankielou frankielou 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    Of many things. I've suffered

    and survived so many downfalls and have tragedy strike me.. It's amazing and eye opening to be a survivor.
    SlimKellington SlimKellington 22-25, F 1 Response May 29

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    Build a thin hard bridge with your ideals,

    and those than can't walk at your same sped, will fall or will left behind, cause you won't stop for anyone....
    Boris23Hulk Boris23Hulk 22-25, M May 29

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    Please Don't Tell Me That

    A s a survivor of abuse, please don't tell me "what doesn't kill us makes us stronger".. I fight depression and reliving memories that choose when they want to surface. That is not what I need or want to hear. I appreciate wanting to help me. That tells me your very...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 27 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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    I was abandoned and neglected.

    I was physically, emotionally and sexually abused throughout my whole childhood from ages 0-17. I was in Foster care and lived in 5 different house holds before the age 18. I was raped the first time at 12 by a foster cousin and that continued for 3 years. I was raped soon after...
    katcard katcard 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 28

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    I once hit rock bottom

    where I was going to end it all. I couldn't take anymore I couldn't cry anymore I couldn't cut anymore I was so tired. No one can possibly understand that pain unless they're in that situation but that was a year ago. I look back and I realize that I never again want to become...
    nottheaveragegirl nottheaveragegirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I have not used any drugs

    for five months. Almost overdosed a couple times. With some help I have SURVIVED. I shall continue to be strong and I will not be sucked in anymore.
    june12015 june12015 16-17, F 1 Response May 29

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    I've Survived.. So Far.

    Hi guys.. not sure if I should post my story here, or a part of it, or whatever, but I can not walk alone with it any longer.. I can feel it destroying me, slowly tearing me apart. I have been mentally, physically and sexually abused for as long as I can remember by people who...
    Camiracundus Camiracundus 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 22, 2013

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    Really, Really, Really

    They say it can't be done. That I don't have what it takes to make it in a perdominatly male sport. REALLY? True, I don't have balls like a man but I do have something that a lot of men don't have. Determination and grit to prove them wrong. If any of you have followed me here...
    HELLSBABY HELLSBABY 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 13, 2013

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    Never Call Me Victim

    I am a survivor. Don't bother to berate me into trying to use the word victim. I was 13...got that...13 years old. I was raped. When I had the audacity to fight back...I was beaten unconcsious. I was unconcsious for more than two days. In thehospital several more. And home...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 11 Responses May 15, 2010

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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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