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I M Learning Not to Be a Victim Anymore

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Just another reason I'm not with my ex anymore, and don't look back. I just hate that everytime I see the scarring from the third degree burns, I remember her doing it. I remember...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 23 hrs ago

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    To me, it had been a nightmare throughout all my life, until I realized of a few things! Normally, being an empath is also followed by being clairsentient, clairaudient...
    eachlone eachlone 31-35, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    As a child, a family close friend who is a psychic told my mother that I had a very powerful and beautiful gift and that I should be taken care of a lot. I am learning what this...
    Galatziaa Galatziaa 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I am a manager and leader. I have to take a strategic approach to work and have done the same with life. I have then been beaten up by this. I am not who I thought I would be...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F a week ago

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    I am 17, and I am a victim of adult-child abuse. My parents dislike me, My father is violent, and a victim of emotional abuse himself. I am terrified of him, and can't talk to him...
    Aydelide Aydelide 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I made some mistakes, but I'm going to forgive myself. More than that, I'm going to place the blame on the person that really deserves it and move on. When you blame yourself or...
    reyrey022 reyrey022 26-30, F Apr 20

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    i'm 30 years old. I have 2 children. No life. I was kicked out at 12 years old by my mother on xmas eve. I was forced to grow up on the streets and survive. I managed to finish...
    IdiditTOmyselfTwice IdiditTOmyselfTwice 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm doing a vid on victims I need your help! All you need to do is put on one side of a paper I am a victim and the on the other i am a victim of _____. You take a vid of that and...
    Justbeingme14 Justbeingme14 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I'm actually terrified to write this. I don't want to write that word. It's scary. I've never opened up about this before. He'd never done anything truly bad before. Yeah, he hit...
    FabulousUnicorn15 FabulousUnicorn15 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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    I have attempted to write my story three times now. Let's hope this one works. I can not identify with a victim or survivor due to how my injury occurred. It was due to my own...
    jessintenesee jessintenesee 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 23

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    It took me 10 years to fight what seemed like the inevitable outcome of my fractured mind. I do not belittle your struggles. Life is hard and mental health is real. But know this...
    DaniAllsopp DaniAllsopp 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    My ex was a *****. Repeatedly. Let's leave it at that. I was also sexually assaulted by my neighbour when I was very, very young. And I had a third attacker when I was in college...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 a week ago

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    I am learning to program in assembly for a week now. I'm making my own software since I'm 11 years old, I've never been pro because I'm learning programming in general and not a...
    bearhacker bearhacker 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Learning new things can be fun. School takes the fun out of it but when you learn what you actually want to learn it feels rewarding in a way. I like learning random facts and I...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Apr 14

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    I'm learning French as part of my Language Studies degree. I am a bit of a Francophile and have a great interest in French culture. I will state that I will never date another...
    PinkMacaroon PinkMacaroon 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    I've taken ASL classes at my community college, and I'm hoping to further my education in American sign language when I transfer. It's interesting for me, because I'm visually...
    OneEyedDaydreamer OneEyedDaydreamer 18-21, F Apr 19

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    ᏣᎳᎩ ᎦᏲᏟᏛ ᎦᏕᎶᏆᎠ. ᎦᎵᏏ ᏃᎴ ᏍᏆᏂ ᏥᏬᏂᎭ. ᎠᎩᏍᏓᏯᎲᏍᎩ ᏥᎨᏳᎭᏛ. I've just finished my first course at...
    wohaliunega wohaliunega 22-25, M Apr 23

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    NO man should ever hit a girl! ... Unless it's from the back ;) Please don't take any form of abuse ladies, you DON'T deserve it. Know your worth. If you are scared in a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I just heard the front door open and it terrifies me...Im in my room, but Im filled with overwhelming fear and anxiety...I know that they wont physically abuse me, but I was badly...
    serenityshadow serenityshadow 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    I've recently been the victim of multiple rape over a period of 3 weeks.. I was drugged in my own home with Midazolam, suspected Rohypnol, suspected GHB (hair is with forensics and...
    craigyp craigyp 41-45, M Apr 23

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    Was. I am so tired of living with the mentality of "I'm the victim". Don't live by that or else you will continue to be stepped on. Live with the title of "survivor" not "doormat...
    DeadlyMuses DeadlyMuses 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Its really hard but I am slowly but surely learning to be grateful for everything.
    hellokitty206 hellokitty206 18-21 2 Responses Apr 5

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    For me it's a case of learning that I need this environment to survive and without at least rule setting and discipline, I might not be here.
    HelterSkelter1 HelterSkelter1 22-25, M Apr 8

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    to do something. I am learning to do this special something
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F Apr 12

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    Learning? Pft, I took a lesson on Thursday and now I'm a pro B)
    YouCantEscapeMyDemons YouCantEscapeMyDemons 13-15, M 5 Responses Apr 12

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    I'm now learning German!!! And I feel awesome, but it's kind of hard
    AndrtheEnderhatter AndrtheEnderhatter 13-15, M Apr 12

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    i am lerning french and i am loving it if you guys are learning too or rather you speak french i am open to new friends, i also need some clues, if you speak portuguese it would...
    adonys adonys 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    Are we really learning new things or are we changing how we look at them or act on them? Examples are easy to find. An easy example would be saying something we all say as we age...
    GWMH GWMH 56-60, M 4 Responses Apr 15

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    I want to meet more people from other cultures! I want to go to Japan because I am learning so much about them and I know some Japanese. I married a foreigner. From Vietnam. I...
    BrokenWander BrokenWander 22-25, F Apr 20

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    I am learning to use down time at work. I think that anyone that is truly honest will admit they have down time at work. If you do your job well, you eventually learn to do it...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Apr 23

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    Like, did you know there is a hexagon on Saturn's north pole? And that there are amazing little creatures called Tardigrades? And that Canadian Geese may fly at speeds up to 70...
    Mungbean00 Mungbean00 26-30, F Apr 24

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    Coursera - APP I receive daily emails from a career related organization. They provided this link to an app that can help you with learning what interests you. Coursera provides...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 25

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    I'm in the process of learning Turkish. It's an amazingly beautiful language which fits the culture. I've only just started, but I'm determined to become fluent. I'm aiming to one...
    Kay06 Kay06 18-21, T 5 days ago

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    I don't really like my friends anymore. and i don't want to stop being friends with them, because then I wouldn't have anyone else I can be with, especially at school. I REALLY...
    darkwreck darkwreck 16-17, F Apr 10

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    A couple months back my best friend and I were in school and she told me she wanted to tell me something. I told her she could tell me anything cause I wouldn't judge her and I...
    Malardduck Malardduck 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    I feel totally sh*t. I went to the concert of my two favorite bands yesterday yet now I just feel like there's no point to anything anymore. I feel like I hate everything. I hate...