This theoretical study explored the issue of resilience in adult women incest survivors by applying resilience theory and trauma theory. Its purpose was to look at how some adult female survivors have been able to address the impact of such an experience in relation to resilience. The experience of incest affects people differently, there are some who are able to withstand the negative effects and come out strong, thus considering themselves survivors instead of victims of incest. Resilience theory and trauma theory provided a framework to trace and see how these survivors have managed to overcome the negative effects of incest by using different internal and external factors that lead them to live successful lives even after going through such an ordeal. These theoretical perspectives were helpful in understanding how resilience developed. They shift from examining the experiences of incest survivors and how they express themselves as either pathological or out of the norm under the circumstances of their experiences. Rather resilience theory and trauma theory are strengths based approaches.This study showed that incest survivors do have the capability to be resilient.