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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My first wife left me and my two year old. I was devastated to say the least. I met my current wife when he was four. She has helped me raise him and we have a 17 year old son...
    jaymic64 jaymic64 51-55, M 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I need advice from any former victims of high school bullying. I've been out of high school for about seven years now (class of '08), but I can't seem to stop dwelling on how I was...
    PassionEarth9 PassionEarth9 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    Its hard for me to share this, but I have been learning that talking about it helps more than I ever thought it would. I am a rape victim, my brothers use to rape me while I was...
    Bear17 Bear17 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    I am so lonely. I've always been lonely, but I don't think I've ever been as much as I am now. I love being alone, but it's because I can't be left alone that it makes me feel...
    BlueRio BlueRio 18-21, F Mar 2

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    I really cant .School is killing me.My home life is ****.My depression anxiety and everything is killing me.These voices are killing me.I really can't do it anymore.
    BulliedGirl15 BulliedGirl15 13-15, F 22 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    This whole endeavor at school, I work my butt off 5-7 days out of the week so I can get caught back up in class. I have basically officially failed one elective class so far and I...
    abp62626 abp62626 16-17, M 4 hrs ago

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    RANT: More people need to be aware of this. This is a serious matter. Most people just say "oh its over the internet who cares not like its real" NO! It DOES MATTER! Just because...
    tessagj14 tessagj14 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    The day My uncle died, my mom went to his flat to join My Auntie and my brother there My 2 cousins come to ours to get me and my brother to go down my Aunties who lives down the...
    2012sbp 2012sbp 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm verbally abused when I do the littlest thing wrong. it could be I didn't clean something quick enough. I'm called every name in the book. and sometimes he even spits at me and...
    Cupcakejunky Cupcakejunky 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Well, it's not really a long story, and I don't know how safe this website is, but I don't care anymore. I might as well vent all of the feelings that have been building up these...
    Looneytunes002 Looneytunes002 16-17, F a week ago

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    Since I was a baby I was one of the most important additions into my family. As a grew older I did well in school was smart and I was supposed to move up a grade but my mom didn't...
    hardlyalive hardlyalive 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    My whole life I was constantly in a state of (like a heart monitor) flatline. Between my family going through daily fights, abuse from my now ex boyfriend and alcohol. It was...
    AllyLauren AllyLauren 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Victim is recipient broken. But they say dont milk the label. They say. Those who aint broken yet. But if they get broken. Oh Whole new shpeal. But victim does...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 11

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    I don't chase people anymore. I learned that I'm here, and I'm important. I'm not going to run after people to prove that I matter.
    mindstruggle mindstruggle 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    6 months ago I was hanging out with my neighbor as I usually do...(I'm 18 he is 19) but this time it was different. We were watching a movie and he put his arm around me. I said...
    nojusticefortaylor nojusticefortaylor 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    I so enjoy learn new things, whether in school, internet or people. learning makes you abreast with time,well informed,intelligent and confident. what will the world be without...
    sunshine8922 sunshine8922 22-25, F Mar 7

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    I was 5 when I was first molested. 14 when I started cutting. 15 when I was slammed up against a wall and had my first real kiss taken from me. 16 when I was raped and molested by...
    KhildofKhaos KhildofKhaos 18-21 2 Responses Mar 8

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    I am posting this selfie not to receive attention but to show you guys that I am learning to love/accept myself and my outward appearance. I've struggled with having an extremely...
    Delicateflower98 Delicateflower98 16-17, F 8 Responses Mar 8

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    And NO ONE can victimise me. I feel immensely proud of me. I do not want any oh there is so much on your plate Kind of answer, in Any case I am the one to say that, not you. I am...
    isaidenough isaidenough 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    Learning lessons is a little like reaching maturity. You're not suddenly more happy, wealthy, or powerful, but you understand the world around you better, and you're at peace with...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F Mar 15

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    I really do. I love learning new things, BUT only if they interest me ._. Right now I am learning about the american history and the political system and I find it part...
    CeMi1706 CeMi1706 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    MegaManX97 (TheBirdie (his 2nd profile)) intentionally searches for profiles/posts and verbally attacks people who are in a fragile mental state. Then when you respond to him, he...
    Gophillies8 Gophillies8 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 15

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    I'm learning very, incredibly, horrifically slowly.. Lol I have to use these online language-learning sites to do it, but on top of that, I forgot my password a while ago, so I don...
    AaronH96 AaronH96 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Being a female who was raped , I understand how alone someone can feel and it sucks. Im still scared and cant move past it. I want to be able to help other victims because all we...
    Jess116 Jess116 18-21 2 days ago

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    I'm learning english so sry if i have mistakes
    Critelion Critelion 18-21, M 6 Responses Feb 28

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    Always lol there is always something to learn... That is the fulfilling beauty of it all.:) 14 years down and the rest of my life to continue learning to play the guitar. https...
    Jonnyguitar877 Jonnyguitar877 26-30, M Mar 3

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    Should be fun :) finally learning the beautiful language
    TheUrge21 TheUrge21 18-21, M Mar 4

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    Wow, kinda cool to find this topic. Back in October 2014, I was asked by my boss and my boss' boss if I wanted to take a new position within the team. I didn't hardly hesitate at...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    I am starting learning how to talk french and spanish . because I am bored without doing somthing.
    jeffffffffffffffffff jeffffffffffffffffff 13-15, M 10 Responses Mar 5

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    Learning Vietnamese...quite slowly. Trying to learn to be able to speak with my partner's family and also not to have to rely on others when we visit Vietnam. :) It's pretty...
    tuyetmeo tuyetmeo 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    I want to learn more and more and more,i can't help with learning English,but dunno the best way to reduce wasting of time,,,I think my brain is about to be blown up with lots of...
    zahra87 zahra87 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    Learning because really, I am still not even sure who I am. Most of my life I have been the strong one, the glue that holds everything together. It never mattered if I was falling...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 8

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    Learning and keeping your options open to new things can make you see things differently and see yourself differently. I am always open to talking about new things.
    68JustMe 68JustMe 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Guten Morgen/Tag/Abend! I am currently staying (for a week now) with my parents in law here in Germany and I am learning deutsch. I know few words and few lines.. I am self...
    redfairy16 redfairy16 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    Check out FREE language-learning resources, tools & strategies (and so much more) at: www.celebratelanguages.com/english
    rdemeij rdemeij 36-40, M Mar 11

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    I'm gonna go to the Art Institutes of Troy, Michigan learning graphic design and animation
    epicanimelover epicanimelover 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 12

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