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I M Learning Not to Be a Victim Anymore

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    Responsibility For My Self

    Ive finally quit  trying to blame everyone else for my own downfalls and unhappiness ...Like my  husband ... Granted he didnt support my wellness ..  but i could have left any time i wanted but i just wasnt strong enough  yet ...  but ive since learned so...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 20, 2007

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    Oh Yes

    Too many years I walked around head down shoulders slumped blaming everything on my abusive childhood. But then it was like at what point did the crossover happen and when did I become responsible for not wallowing in my own misery like a pig in the cool mud on a hot day anymore...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Apr 1, 2011

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    Victimhood And Depression

    I have struggled with depression on and off my entire life. I've noticed that when I'm feeling depressed many times I can trace it back to feeling like a victim. Or better said, I can trace it back to allowing myself to believe and live out the lie that I am a victim. I believe I...
    ConstantBattle ConstantBattle 36-40 1 Response May 5, 2011

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    Time to Take Control

    Most of my life I have been victimized, mostly by men and I have let it happen. Of course I have also bben a victim of life too so to speak because I always thought things just happened to me. Well I am standing up and taking charge more of my life now. I am...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F 5 Responses Feb 13, 2008

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    Phoenix

    I could tell a sob story here, but I won't.  Enough to say I lived through an insanely abusive child-and-young-adulthood that left me with a crippled right hand and a massive case of PTSD. That's okay.  I'm away from my father; he's never gonna be able to touch me again.  I...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 1, 2011

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    So Trying

    I have an awsome coach who's guiding the way. If all works out I should be able to win the fight very soon.... or at least put a good dent in it. Too bad they just don't sell "X B Gone" spray.
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 20, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    As long as it interests me, I'm good to keep carry on learning.
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Part 2: Well it's now been 6 years. I am the crazy one and he is mr perfect to his friends and family! A few times we went out with friends and he was mr chatty to everyone but me...
    snw1980 snw1980 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Remember When Taylor Swift Was The Victim? In many of her hits, she was the victim in her relationships. Nobody said anything about it at first. Then she went through so many...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    When I was first learning to walk, my babysitter was watching tv and I managed to waddle my way up to the kitchen where she had left the oven open right after she cooked. I fell...
    Swordsman101 Swordsman101 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Im now 9 years using the internet. I was trying to put my feelings on EP, other forums online, but i met rarelly any victims of abuse.Either they have shame to come out and talk...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I started learning guitar when I was in primary school and I became quite good at it for my age. I was getting lessons from my music teacher and trying my hardest at it because I...
    Isabella295 Isabella295 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm currently 17 about to be 18. my job is pushing carts at meijer... and I have never been so excited to start school in the fall. If I would have taken a year off before going to...
    rachelcraig rachelcraig 16-17, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am learning. I am learning to love myself more and more every day. I am learning that no one is perfect and I have finally accepted that I am not nor will I ever be. I love my...
    sunniedays89 sunniedays89 22-25, F Jun 30

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    Not in school stuff but valued traits like leadership & loyalty. I love learning about how too connect with people and how to be an amazing gf or just to get guys easily. I love...
    jketdancer jketdancer 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    So ive decided i need help understanding if i am in a relationship that is worth it... I met my boyfriend when i was 15 we dated for maybe 2 months then i started having problems...
    paola04414 paola04414 18-21, F Jul 8

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    People often make the words Education and Learning as synonyms but I feel that there is a huge difference among them. The society teaches us that once you have a degree in your...
    Tien101 Tien101 18-21 1 Response Jul 15

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    I am new to this and it's very hard for me to open up. My wife is verbally abusive toward me. I can't take it anymore I just don't know who to talk to about it so I thought I'd...
    315tatfan 315tatfan 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I work for the family business. My dad is the owner. Every since I started working there I've been constantly gossiped about. I actually accepted this as a compliment at first but...
    Phoenix5233 Phoenix5233 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I need help so bad. I don't know how my life could end up so destroyed. I am 34. I have been emotionally abused since I was 17. I was raped at 16. The same person I met at 17...
    dolly454 dolly454 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am sooooo stupid!!!! I can't believe I thought I was smart all those kids who have called me stupid,dumb ect...are right I am.I will never pass any dumb mandatory test but oh...
    wassup305 wassup305 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I am learning how to love. There are a few people in my life that I really, REALLY don't get along with. They have crossed some lines and really ticked me off, and all their...
    Anticloud Anticloud 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    I was a victim of domestic abuse I was abused by my boyfriend would love to talk to some of you guys to ease the pain
    Prettybirds Prettybirds 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 11

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    Never in my life would I have imagined myself being a victim of domestic violence. My boyfriend & I were perfect once upon a time, & things went so wrong so fast. I loved him, & a...
    HeartbrokenHeroine HeartbrokenHeroine 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I am self-learning Spanish and Korean now. I'm looking forward to learning Latin and Esperanto in the future:) I currently speak 4 languages-English, Mandarin Chinese, Thai and...
    suthidabear suthidabear 18-21, F Jul 19

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    Keep on learning. Keep enriching yourself. There was a movie about a class of kids that would not learn and study. Across from their class room there was a class filled with...
    Alicehath Alicehath 56-60, F Jul 20

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    I have a friend whose daughter was born with a learning disability. Compounding this was the fact her daughter was left-handed and she was right-handed. When it was time to go to...
    minimeowz minimeowz 61-65, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It's unfortunate but these more often than not go unreported. I often think it's because of the stigma, and victim blaming. It's ridiculous how people are treated when reporting...
    merrygentry merrygentry 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm learning to write with my left hand, so far I can only print. But it's getting better everyday. I now can use my left hand, to eat, cut papers with scissors, and stir fry. I'm...
    zorba04 zorba04 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 2

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    Is anyone here lgbt and how do they think it makes it harder to meet people? I feel like being lesbian AND having a learning disability make it harder then like even having a ld...
    thewolfinme thewolfinme 18-21, F Jul 5

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    I have Pimsleur and Rosetta Stone for Korean. I also have Pimsleur for Japanese, but I'm not going to start that until I am fluent in Korean. My father was multi-lingual, speaking...
    Kryzta Kryzta 26-30, F Jul 8

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    I have been trying to teach myself how to play for the past 7 years and still have a long way to go before I can fulfill one of my life's goals to become part of a band. Would like...
    kchondo90 kchondo90 22-25, M Jul 18

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    I'm young and learning. Anyone got any advice?
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M Jul 18

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    I'd rather call it "learning differently". Because that's what is really is. I think visually while some think in other ways.
    smcmahan smcmahan 41-45, F Jul 20

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    Intelligence is something that you have when appearance is ******** away. I love learning and improving.
    hellerpeople hellerpeople 16-17, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Bought a guitar yesterday. It's a fender acoustic guitar. Later, I will save some money for a Gibson guitar! Learning some chords, it will be fun to learn to play an instrument...
    EsteeVonne EsteeVonne 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Learning new things is awesome. I enjoy people who open my understanding... the topic really isn't too important. I just love how the world looks a little different with new...
    amygirl33 amygirl33 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Last summer I had something to do every day and it was so fun and I was with at least four of my other friends every day and we all had so much fun.. Then towards the end of the...
    sophieeeeeeee123 sophieeeeeeee123 13-15, F Jun 30

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    I need to rant I don't care anymore, i don't give a ****. I don't care about some so called friends (you know who you are you sick MoFos .!.) i don't care if you "care" for me...
    MayaMoonShadow MayaMoonShadow 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I can't take it anymore I feel like I am going to lose my girlfriend and that I can't take it anymore! I feel like I am being force to give up by everyone I feel like I can't love...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M Jul 19

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    This is absolutely 100% true. Nothing made up. A little long but I'd love to hear your opinion. I don't speak to my parents anymore. My mom and dad are broke, they did not manage...
    Hallowes27 Hallowes27 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    my depression has got to the point where I jut don't care anymore, I don't care about school, I don't care about eating or showering or going out in the world. I just want to sleep...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    People on this site (excuse me) some people on this site just have no dang respect for anyone. It's disheartening. Before I met some absolutely amazing people and all it seems...
    AmazinglyAmazing AmazinglyAmazing 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I think I just failed my first chemistry exam. I am starting to hate school. I don't want to go to school anymore. I don't know how to study. I don't care if I don't end up being...
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 1 Response Jul 9

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    I have always been a beanpole, of a girl, and I've never had trouble with my weight. Obviously, girls need to be wise about their looks, but I've never had problems over my weight...
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    This hole thing involving my girlfriend bring grounded tell September Is tearing me inside out I can't this feeling anymore and I constantly catch myself sending her things like...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 17

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