I 'm Not A Victim, I'm A Survivor

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    Nov.12,2013

    A question was asked this morning " What have you been able to overcome ? " It made me think about how knowledge IS power , it truly is, I have been with men who were angry and even violent . I learned over the years clearly how to avoid these men period. I see anger a mile away...
    MsOracle MsOracle
    70+, F
    2 Responses Nov 12, 2013

    skin renews itself every ~28 days.

    so 17 more days & it's like he never touched me (:
    vodkaxanax vodkaxanax
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 3, 2015

    so this seemed like a good place to put this

    seeng all the strong women on here....I hope I can get some advice. ..so I have been in an abusive relationship for 4 years now and have made the plan to go live with my parents to recover and get myself back...but here is where I'm getting questions. ..see my boyfriend was...
    OkamiLeilah OkamiLeilah
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 11

    Am I A Survivor?

    My name is Sariah. I started cutting myself when I was a freshman in high school so I was about 14 years old. At the time, my father had forced me to stop seeing my only friend which was my best friend since 5th grade and I had lost my first love which looking back at the love...
    SixLittleButtons SixLittleButtons
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 13, 2011

    I Refuse To Be...

    I refuse to be a victim to what happened to me. I refuse to let it change me for the worse.  I will use it to better myself, and I will hold these memories fondly.
    DarkCelestriaRose DarkCelestriaRose
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 27, 2013

    I'm a widow. I'm a mother.

    I'm a new wife, though i don't know how long that will last. I've discovered that my patience for stupid drama is virtually nil. i don't even feel anxious that he will move out, after living together for two years. he thought he knew what he wanted, but he doesn't know himself...
    tryingtobeamazing tryingtobeamazing
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 17, 2015
    laulala laulala
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 17, 2015

    I Will Always Come HomeI will not be a victim

    to criminal violence. I am not talking about the silly male chest puffing for social dominance display.  As a matter of fact I will walk away from that situation a laughing stock every time because it means I don't have to ruin someone's life.  However what about the group of...
    Jericho7 Jericho7
    36-40, M
    Jan 7, 2014

    I have Always said "I Have Spina bifida",

    Never "I suffer from Spina bifida", and Frankly it ****** Me Off when other ask me that way, and when others say I "Suffer from.......", those people just aren't living their live. Sure cancer my kill you, but what are YOU doing to kick It's ***?? Like Amber Herd said in Drive...
    NvBikeBoy NvBikeBoy
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 7, 2014

    I've got the scars to prove it.

    some are on my heart... others on my body. Only the Strong survive. slw
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 30, 2015

    So since the day I start middle school

    everybody ignored me and I got a teacher who taunting me, accusing me and hurt my feelings. It was a women who really don't like me, or should I say she hated me in someway. The elder in school like to Tease and bully me every time they sad me. Much beacause my short and tiny...
    Chichikun10 Chichikun10
    18-21, M
    3 Responses May 20, 2015

    Sharing

    I'm proud to say I am a survivor, as well. I was mistreated through my childhood, by family members, inapporiate connection with me. Fondling etc. All this happened many years ago I was so ashamed and guilty during my childhood. All that pain finally made me seek help, I must...
    sevier777 sevier777
    70+, T
    2 Responses Feb 28, 2013

    I've been abuse growing up & two of my marriage!

    I'm glad I got out of it before it got any worst! So many ways I was abuse! I am a survivor!
    ncsweetfem ncsweetfem
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 14, 2014

    I may not look like like it but.

    .. I have MS..Multiple Sclerosis...that makes me live in pain on a daily basis, sometimes leaves me cognitively challenged on bad days. I also am diagnosed with severe depression, degenerative disc disease in my lower back, narcolepsy, anemia, hypothyroidism, herniated disc...
    Coffeetyme Coffeetyme
    41-45, F
    1 Response May 16, 2014

    When things go wrong.

    I'll want to make them right. When life comes pushing, I'll put on a fight. We can't all be winners, you only lose when you never try. We all have courage, you only need to try. I'm not a victim, I won't just take it. It won't always be easy, but I will make it. To see the...
    heavensmissinanangel heavensmissinanangel
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Jan 19, 2014

    I'm a survivor I finally found the light

    that God was shinning for me. I was in a 4 year relationship and only one year out of the 4 I was happy and trying new things like puppies in heat.lol... but he started to be abusive and started to accuse me of cheating on him mind you he is legally blind he was always on the...
    corazoncitoroto corazoncitoroto
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 17, 2015

    I am not a victim any longer

    but a survivor of child abuse and sexual abuse as a teenager and as an adult.
    susanbornin1969 susanbornin1969
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jul 10, 2015

    I woke up one day, and decided

    that I don't want to feel like a victim anymore.
    ZenLioNESS719 ZenLioNESS719
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Dec 4, 2015

    No Victims Ever!!!

    No one should ever be a victim. I found a wonderful self preservation method. I say preservation because with this method you never defend yourself because to do that is to die. You always attack with every fiber of your being intent on causing debilitating injury. There are 120...
    Aiyana77 Aiyana77
    36-40, T
    5 Responses Mar 25, 2013

    I'm A Survivor

    Growing up in a dysfunctional family left all of us as victims for years my life was a rollercoaster of dramas and issues that constantly surround me, After being counseled through the pain and suffering I became a survivor and the drama and issues vanished never under estimate...
    irate31au irate31au
    51-55, M
    Oct 7, 2013

    Don't let life defeat you that's my moto

    because if you dwell on the bad things they will get you down.
    duracelbunny duracelbunny
    51-55, F
    Sep 12, 2015

    The Long Term After Effects Of Molestation....

    I was molested twice,at 5 at my grandmas kitchen table surrounded by the people that I loved the most,(all were drunk),I was molested again when I was 6 by my moms boyfriends friend,after he molested me I ran to my moms room to tell her but she was strung out on drugs and told me...
    strong1973 strong1973
    41-45, F
    Sep 4, 2013
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