Qualities Of A Survivor Essay

2. I believe that a person who suffers abuse from an abuser should be called a surviving victim however, that is not one of my options here so I would have to say that I would pick victim over survivor. One of the reasons that I would chose a victim is because of my past. I grew up in an abusive home and so I was abused by my parents on a regular basis. I know that coming from that state I am a victim and that I survived my abuse but I feel more like a victim than a survivor. I think this way because when I think of surviving I think about overcoming the abuse and moving past it. I know from experience that I have escaped much of the physical abuse so I have gotten away from the abusers however, I have not been able to move past being abused. Everything that I do comes from that aspect of my life. I have social awkwardness because I was never treated with genuine love. I have a hard time being in a healthy relationship because I did not grow up in one. Everything that happened to me growing up still comes back and affects me today. That is why I would say that an abused person is a victim. They may be able to get away physically from the abuser and what the abuser did to them, but the pain and trauma from the abuse is not something that they can escape …show more content…
Many abused victims can go on to live a normal life, but not as quickly as someone who survives from something else. I think surviving from the abuser would happen if they went on to be a stronger person or if the changed the world. However, most of the time they still are facing uphill battles that they may never win. I think that an abused person can be a survivor, but ultimately I think that they are a victim first and then move on to survival. That is why I like the term surviving victim because it makes it ok to grieve over your loss and overcome some struggles while still changing the

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