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I'm not a victim

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Here are some quotes about not being a victim. I have unfortunately been a victim lately. I have been in a long term relationship (fourteen years) and it went crumbling down, caused by the other partner. They disappeared and gave me the silent treatment. It is a passive aggressive trait created by their borderline personality disorder. I knew nothing about these traits until I began to learn about them after the fact. My heart has been crushed. I still feel empty and in shock about what happened. I still feel lost and empty by how I am being treated. I am still not sure what to do. But, here are some quotes that could help people that feel as if they are victims. I know quotes will not make someone feel better, especially if they have been victimized, but I guess it will help momentarily.

"We focus on the negatives, losing ourselves in the 'problem.' We point to our unhappy circumstances to rationalize our negative feelings. This is the easy way out. It takes, after all, very little effort to feel victimized."
-- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Nothing and no one can make us a victim. We do it to ourselves when we allow external circumstances to hold power over us.

Although we have no control over what happens to us, we ALWAYS have a choice in how we respond. We hold our power when we accept complete responsibility for our thoughts, feelings and actions.

"A man may fall many times but he won't be a failure until he says someone pushed him."
-- Elmer G. Letterman

"The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed."
-- Steven Biko

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