From Victim to Survivor to Thriver

Choosing a path to thriving

Where are you on your journey to thriving? Choose your path!


I am a victim of abuse. Where do I go from here?

If you are currently in an abusive relationship or dealing with a recent sexual assault, you may need to spend time in the “victim” phase of your journey. It is important to identify as a victim and seek help with the impact of this experience on you and your children.

Read the Warning Signs of Abuse in a Potentially Abusive Relationship. Contact national resources listed on that page for help and support to safely leave an abusive relationship or deal with a sexual assault. You can also contact a local resource if you need help in making a Safety Plan. Be safe!

Be inspired by the Thriver Success Stories. Once you are safe, revisit the Thriver Zone website and learn more about the critical next-step on the journey from Survivor to Thriver!


I was a victim of abuse. How can I be more than a “survivor?”

Moving beyond survivor means stripping off the protective armor that keeps you in that vicious cycle of victim-to-survivor and then back to victim again.

Read Lora’s Success Story about her survivor armor, an excerpt from Susan’s book Entering the Thriver Zone: A Seven-Step Guide to Thriving After Abuse on the Success Stories page.

Be MORE THAN A SURVIVOR. Take the Journey from Survivor to Thriver. Start with the Seven Steps to Thriving below that are included in Susan’s first book in The Thriver Zone SeriesTM, Entering the Thriver Zone: A Seven-Step Guide to Thriving After Abuse.


I am a thriver. How can I stay in the THRIVER ZONE?

No matter how positive you can try to be, life can bring you down at times and make it hard to live in the Thriver Zone 24/7.

It’s not as hard as you think but you will need a Road Map. It’s included in Susan’s second book in The Thriver Zone SeriesTM, Staying in the Thriver Zone: A Road Map to Manifest a Life of Power and Purpose. 

Live your dreams!

Seven Steps on the Journey

“You basically have two choices about how to live your life. One is to be a survivor and the other is to be a thriver. Be a thriver.” - Thomas Friedman