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I Am a Survivor

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    I've been beaten, I've been stabbed,

    I've been shot, and I nearly died of rabies, because I was homeless at the time, and too crazy to think that a hospital might help me. No joke, I was ******* insane. But I'm still here, because no matter how hard life is, or how insane I get, I accept the challenge, and I push...
    anonyme23 anonyme23 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    Today I feel good. I am not scared anymore.

    You have not killed me, you have made me stronger. I don't hate you anymore, I feel nothing toward you. I think I finally have closure. Although I do hope that what you did eats you up inside and eventually, for once in your life, you do the right thing.
    Lalaleia Lalaleia 18-21, F Jun 14, 2015

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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 fight. If they give in and stop fighting to survive the horrors that beat them down, they can be destroyed mentally or physically. There...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F May 3, 2015

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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, 2014

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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...
    BeautifullyAmiss BeautifullyAmiss 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2014

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    If the Purge existed,

    I'd leave the country to another without such an atrocity.
    Spidey0 Spidey0 31-35, M Aug 24, 2015

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    I survived October. Hello November,

    please be good to me :-)
    kissmissnikki kissmissnikki 26-30, F Nov 1, 2014

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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 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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    I am 41. Yes, I feel extremely sad,

    and proud. down and up the hill that my great, great, grandfather's house is still on. I pace here remembering hard times, full of strife. I still slow to look. and yet I walk on! push on. I don't really know why. I have every reason to just lie down. I still say to this day...
    CannabisDad CannabisDad 36-40, M Feb 1

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    If you would have asked me 10 years ago,

    I would have told you I don't think I'll make it to 21. I've always been pessimistic about my life. I've been through a lot in these 24 years. I feel like I'm on the road to recovery though. I think I survived through the worst. At least for now.
    groundcraze groundcraze 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2014

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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 4 Responses Jul 26, 2012

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    My bestie just called me back.

    . i might going to meet councilor and tell him what police have done to me. When i go to see him,she stay with me.. Thank you for being a real friend and always support me. i'm so tirding now..it has been a long day..i'm ready to go to bed...what a insane world.. night..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 28, 2015

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    Parts of my life have been horrible.

    But here I am in my mid forties and life is good. I am glad I survived instead of giving up. That's the message I'd like to give a lot of people. There's better stuff ahead. Have patience. Believe.
    pinkcorsetgirl pinkcorsetgirl 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2014

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    What makes you a survivor?

    How did you surpass all your trials and struggles in life? What makes you tough? Life is a battlefield and we are warriors.... only the ones that face their hardship and learned from their experience can declare their victory.... You can compare a survivor of life to the...
    simplyme6791 simplyme6791 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2015

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 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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    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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    As a child growing up I was bullied,

    molested by three different men, laughed at by my siblings and so called friends, ridiculed and made to feel much less then I was worth. I was the one that was invited for the pretty ones to attend. Even though I was thin I was the duff. The designated, ugly fat friend. In my...
    Lee124 Lee124 41-45, F 15 Responses 1 day ago

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    I lost 2 members of my family

    while we r struggling to get out of our burning house , it was horrible .. It hurts that they didn't make it .. It's true we took them out of the house but it was too late n they passed away .. One of them died after suffering from the trauma n the other one died after 6 months...
    farnoush farnoush 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 have survived growing up being sexually

    molested by my uncle. I survived a marriage where I was a punching bag. I survived painful cancer surgery. I survived working two jobs to raise my children. I am a survivor. and my journey isn't over yet.
    mom4ce mom4ce 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 15, 2015

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    Sometimes I feel people watching them,

    Watching me, Like I'm about to walk out into traffic. I can see they want to ask, but the words get stuck in their throat. They are lost in the uncomprehending idea of why I'd put myself through that pain. Scars that liter my body, And when they stare, I know it's shame I...
    Yourbaaaby Yourbaaaby 22-25, F Jun 26, 2015

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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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    Today I'm proudly writing to say

    that finally I'm a survivor!!!!! Honestly I have never thought that I would be able to overcome this disorder. But thanks God that I am now a survivor. Let me share with you all my story, but let me tell you, bottom line is, you gotta make effort, have some failures and...
    claire2005 claire2005 18-21, F Sep 24, 2015

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    In my life of wandering around aimlessly

    and meeting many different kinds of people in society, I find myself being more attached of those whom have suffered and strived on forward. There's something beautiful in the eyes of those whom have experienced tragedy, how tragically beautiful! Or atleast, I think so.
    Hoboetic Hoboetic 22-25, M Jan 26, 2015

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    Technically if you are reading this right

    now you must be a survivor. You have survived everything life has thrown at you so far, you have a 100% survival rate, congratulations!
    xXShellyBeanXx xXShellyBeanXx 13-15, F Dec 12, 2015

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    Born with Aspergers syndrome

    and ADHD age 5 came right out told my mom wanted to be a girl 5 years off happiness followed, Age 10 my mom died from breast cancer we had go live with my father. shortly after my father starts abusing me beating me black and blue on a daily bace's he takes me out off school...
    CandiceMarieAllcoxx CandiceMarieAllcoxx 18-21, T 4 Responses Nov 29, 2015

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    I don't mind being labeled a victim

    because it means there's an upcoming battle for survival of not just body and life but of mind and heart as well; and only the winner of the battle can be a survivor.
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F 1 Response May 2, 2015

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    If you are reading this message,

    you too are a survivor. If you are not reading it, then you may or may not be dead.
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 16, 2014

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    4 years ago doctors told me

    that I have leukaemia. Now I feel ok! So,well, I'm a survivor
    valeriacostanzo valeriacostanzo 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I went through a very long weekend.

    Boy, was I grateful for every good moment I got and I was grateful the bad moments were temporary. I had surgery July 1, 2015 in the morning. I had to be given laughing gas cause the heart monitor machine kept beeping super fast displaying I was under severe stress. I was given...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2015

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    This year has been rough.

    In May, I was laid off from my job without notice. I spent everyday looking and applying for jobs. I had amazing interviews, but I wasn't hired. I couldn't figure out why I was having such a hard time, I've always worked. Then in the end of July, I had a cerebral stroke, and I...
    DeniseMarie72 DeniseMarie72 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2015

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    I did not have the best upbringing.

    Learning to survive emotional and physical abuse is not easy and it leaves scars that many will never see or understand. Sometimes I feel like no one knows who I really am; on the rare occasions when I feel transparent and can see people close to me begin to figure me out, I...
    minioreosarebomb minioreosarebomb 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 1, 2015

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    I have survived so many things in my life,

    some of those things were very hard. I found out my husband was cheating in 2006 and turned to drugs to relieve the pain the feeling so ashamed and stupid for not knowing. Feeling like a fool when everyone knew but me. One girl pretended to be my friend because her best friend...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 30, 2015

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    To all of us that survived the 1930’s,

    40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s!!! Firstly, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can and didn’t get tested for diabetes. Our baby cribs were covered with...
    Risky19634 Risky19634 51-55, M 9 Responses Apr 3, 2015

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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 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, 2014

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    I take things life throws at me picks my self

    up dust my self and come right back twice as determined
    CandiceMarieAllcoxx CandiceMarieAllcoxx 18-21, T May 29, 2015

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    I have dealt with bullying in all forms.

    My whole life actually. Cyber, verbal, and even physical. I have been raped. I've self harmed, drank, and starved myself because of how badly people's words hurt me. I even tried to end my own life. I am a year clean from cutting, 6 months clean from drinking, and 2 years clean...
    lgbtprideeee lgbtprideeee 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27, 2015

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    It's been a long road of learning

    for me, I have decided for years to not deal with what has happened to me and rather just stuffed it deep down inside which has caused me to build up a hell of a lot of walls, and emotional blocks. It took me seeing myself pushing someone I love more then words away because I...
    Poison89 Poison89 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Trembling.....As I lay there curled in the

    corner, arm covering my face, knees in my chest, as he comes screaming and raging, crashing beer bottles land around me. Trying to make myself so small he won't see me. It is no use he is coming, as I brace myself he grabs me thrown to the walk like a rag doll, he is on top of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 18 Responses May 13, 2015

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    I have been through major storms lately

    physically due to stress. I am HIGHLY sensitive and due to how I was born, I need to find others who can help me deal with how my brain both perceives pain and translates it into physical pain and ailments. It has been this way all my life. No need for pity partying. I have had...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F Jun 26, 2015

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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 10 Responses Jul 22, 2013

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