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Thriver Success Stories

Meet those thriving today after abuse.  Here’s how they feel!  You can be one too!

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Living in the Thriver Zone by Susan Omilian

From Women Who have Entered the Thriver Zone

“I am doing for myself now and making friends with positive, supporting people who tell me, ‘You are a beautiful person!’ I have responsible, friendly people around me now who truly care about me.”

“I remember the moment when things began to get better for me. I got myself out of court and I felt that things were going to be okay. The peace I was looking forward to is finally happening. I have the freedom of waking up when I want, to sleep and eat with no time tables, no boss, no deadlines. I have the freedom and the joy of doing what I feel like doing.”

Lora's Success Story: “I had done a lot work before I met Susan, attempting to make the best of a bad situation, dressing up my existence and trying to make life choices that wouldn’t victimize me. I knew I was no longer a victim. I had learned how to manage not to be that, but I was always wearing my ‘survivor’ armor. The armor was heavy and it defined who I was and my limiting circumstances. When I went to the first session of Susan’s workshop, I didn’t know what to expect. My expectations were of an open forum where each of us would tell our stories and grieve our sorry existences together with Susan’s support. Luckily, that was not Susan’s intention. Susan was simply asking me to remove my armor and consider a part of me untouched by the abuse. Could this part of me put the abuse aside and motivate me to search for my true passion? I knew this part of myself, not well, but I believed there was a center core that no one had disturbed. Susan encouraged me to invite that part out and talk awhile, dream awhile and grieve our years of separation. Listening to the experiences of others, as well, was key to opening this part of me."

“The first time I had a moment when I felt I was going to be okay was when I moved into my own apartment and began living by myself. I found that so many of my imagined fears and the beliefs that I had about loneliness and unhappiness were not there. Actually I was more lonely, isolated and unhappy in my marriage. Now that I have left and live on my own, I experience joy and peace every day.”

“It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you.” — Oprah Winfrey

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