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I Am Remembering Repressed Memories

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    I Can't Remember Most Things Before Age 6

    I used to think it was because I was too stressed out and couldn't process immigrating to the US. You know, the whole new language, completely new world thing.... And now I realize it was actually because I was sexually abused as a child. Apparently, my brain was doing it's best...
    reclaiminglife reclaiminglife 31-35, F 6 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    Being Handed The Memories

    This is just my personal feelings, but I feel I had help from angels when I was a child to put my abuse into a place that helped me to deal with the trauma until a time when I was able to handle getting those feelings handed back to me. The place it went helped me to give a false...
    Handed Handed 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 22, 2012

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    And it's hard to know what's real

    and what's fake. But how do I figure it all out all alone at 17 years old?
    Jennuhhxoxo Jennuhhxoxo 18-21, F Mar 16

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    I typed this whole long thing then accidentally

    deleted it so I'm going to sum it up: I became good friends with someone online but he became kind of controlling and abusive, continually blowing up on me and always asking who i was talking to or who i was friends with so one day i left. Eventgaully i forgot why we had...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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    Is It Really Better To Forget?

    I'm recently discovering that my mind forgets things that are hard for me. I don't know why but, things are coming to light now & I've gone exploring. I'm a person that likes to know the truth, even if it sucks. Well it's called repressed memory.. and I feel like I'm going crazy...
    taylerlaynne taylerlaynne 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 5, 2013

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    I Feel Stuck In That Moment

    I have a memory, or set of memories, that I had forgotten for quite a while. They aren't even visual memories I suppose, just sensory and emotional fragments that pop up when i don't expect... A hand, large, aged, rough, sliding down my stomach, reaching beneath my stockings. My...
    scantilycladsoul scantilycladsoul 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2012

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    Getting Beyond Control.....

    for the past couple years it's getting unbearable.. the most hatefull discusting things come to my mind and anything gets me conecting the dots. i can't focus without worrying about the past, it starts getting vividly present inside of me. this comes true mostly in dreams where i...
    lunarstrings lunarstrings 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2011

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    My Attempt At Poetry

    I used to write poems all the time when I was in a teenager/adolescent. They were all very similar to each other and usually about some boy that had recently broken my heart and expressed feelings that seemed to be more drastic than the situation called for. I definitely wasn't...
    VieveStar VieveStar 31-35, F Mar 22, 2013

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    Tremory

    Together on each end but torn in the middle. trying to solve the riddle. Made a deal with the devil dont know how to play the fiddle. Ashen in the morning, abundantly clearminded by night holding on to my entrails, trying not to fall behind. Tying my pieces together making...
    Laurenbug Laurenbug 18-21 Oct 18, 2012

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    I Think I Have Repressed Memories

    I am 18 years old and nearing the end of my freshman year of college. I have had depression and been diagnosed as clinically depressed for 10 years. I have started to think I have repressed memories because my friends here have told me that the conversations and events I...
    kansengar kansengar 18-21 3 Responses Apr 21, 2013

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    Too Much To Handle

    I can never say they are real. Ever. Because I just feel too afraid they would be. I am only 16 years old and I guess that's a bit young. Which could be the main reason why little have believed me. Two years ago when I was headed into freshman year. I began having these...
    Naelextip Naelextip 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 12, 2013

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    :d

    Nothing a good shower can't fix. :D I had this dream today. It was a nightmare, many of my fears balled up into one. Only now, recalling the dream, I realize why it bothered me so much. I don't like remembering. Makes me want to puke. Makes me wonder. Nothing a good shower...
    Jujalee Jujalee 70+ 4 Responses Oct 24, 2011

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    Any More Good Books On Repressed Memories?

    I've been scouring libraries and books for recovering repressed memories and childhood sexual abuse ever since I recovered some earlier this year. So far, I've read: Repressed Memories: A Journey to Recovery from Sexual Abuse -- Renee Fredrickson, Ph.D. Blind to Betrayal: Why...
    reclaiminglife reclaiminglife 31-35, F Oct 14, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I am looking for help with repressed memories. They are from 17 years ago when I was 6 years old. I started to have flashbacks 11 years ago and they only happened when triggered so...
    arsnicandlace arsnicandlace 18-21, M Apr 12

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    Ohhh y I have my memory so accurate abt my past...date,time remember them all!!!!!!!!! My mind is stuck on 12/4/2012!!!!! Today is 12/4/2014........Bad memories!!!!:(;'(
    Mughee Mughee 22-25, F Apr 12

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    I watched Beowolf when I was in second grade and I only have a little bit of memory of it... I'm not even sure this is the same movie but I remember a guy taking off his clothes...
    Qwerkyqwerty Qwerkyqwerty 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I managed to forget all of my bad childhood memories, until a few months back when they started resurfacing in my dreams, so now not only do I have to deal with these memories, I...
    xMina97x xMina97x 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Just forget me, being with me nothing good can come through. But one thing I promise is, I will never forget you. The memories we shared, that went by too fast. They're all a...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Mar 30

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    At first it started with being really good at guessing what number someonenwas thinking of. As i grew older I pretty much pushed this aside as nothing. Recently I have been seeing...
    memorylane91 memorylane91 22-25, M Apr 2

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    I been avoiding it for a very long time. I saw it on Netflix. I saw it setting on the shelf at Blockbusters. But I avoided it like the black death. It was the documentary movie...
    Glassdove Glassdove 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    As far as I can go through my childhood memories I can remember the first one… just feeling… fear. My childhood was full of it. Scared of dark, of sleeping in my own bed, of...
    Mellangela Mellangela 26-30, F Apr 11

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    I take photos but I do not review it. I hate memories no matter it was happy or not. If it was happy, I am sad at the moment cannot be repeated again. If it was sad, I hope I...
    fitwealth fitwealth 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I wish i could start as a new person. Its not like i have any good memories anyways..
    notworthitatall notworthitatall 18-21, M Mar 25

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    May these memories break our fall.
    LocketRainbow LocketRainbow 16-17, F Mar 26

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    That sad moment when you find old conversations and memories between you and someone you don't talk to anymore.
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I have memories I can never forget.. It happened last year. My teacher just announced me as her favorite student infront of my classmates. I never expect it. Back to the story...
    qaseh qaseh 13-15, F Mar 27

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    I have so much wonderful memories with my friends that sometimes I get lost in the past and it's hard to move on.
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F Mar 27

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    I hate embarrassing memories, they creep up on me when I least expect it . ._.
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M Apr 2

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    During my eight grade year I had something horrible happen to me and after it happened I lived in fear of guys for the longest time well when I finally started getting better and...
    MissSkye MissSkye 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I don't want to. I want him to be one from my memories. I want to focus on other people in my life. I want to focus on more important things. Forget him! But I cant
    whocares4784 whocares4784 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    Some memories worth to remember and preserve.. Especially if it can put a smile on my face.. 😍😍
    Tella84 Tella84 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Happens all the time. My memories feel like dreams. So I'm not sure what is real that much. Not to mention I can't remember most of my life anyways. It doesn't matter though.
    SpilledTea SpilledTea 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It may seem odd to people to see and hear others laugh randomly out of the blue. I do not always do this but I do sometimes laugh out loud about something I remembered witnessing...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Its been too long that we are not together (I think more than 3 LONG Years) but still I cannot forget her, WHY ? I feel like hell from past 3 year...have so many friends but still...
    onegodoneworld onegodoneworld 22-25 4 days ago

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    You try to block them out but they never go away for good. I'm drowning in my sorrows because I can't shake these thoughts. It's a constant reminiscence of depressing experiences...
    cyclingmaniac cyclingmaniac 16-17, M Mar 24

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    Why can't I just forget every sweet thing an ex said? "I can't imagine my life without you. You're the best blah blah blah...." I didn't change, but why did you? Why did you...
    aguythatknows aguythatknows 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    and i just can't stop thinking about it..
    AlbertOlami AlbertOlami 22-25, M Mar 24

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    Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
    colleenzeddy colleenzeddy 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    We had to go to school barefoot, and weren't allowed to wear shoes to school, and loved it,but in the boarding school, we didn't have to wear pyjamas and slept in the nude, which...
    barefootb barefootb 46-50 Mar 25

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    I'm In so many athletic clubs that it's hard too keep up with school :(
    adamsoweird adamsoweird 18-21, M Mar 26

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    Circa 1995 to 1996 1) The very first time I uttered a curse, felt really guilty about it that I cried in a corner. 2) The very first person I considered my best friend. Her real...
    kixisback kixisback 22-25 Mar 28

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    Ever since I was a child I felt that I was different from other kids including my classmates and friends. I was born in the Philippines but I never truly felt at home. I was more...
    lapluma808 lapluma808 26-30, F Mar 30

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    Ever since I was a child I felt that I was different from other kids including my classmates and friends. I was born in the Philippines but I never truly felt at home. I was more...
    lapluma808 lapluma808 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    My first experience was when I was five. Not only did I believe, and still do that I was born in Egypt but, I had the most incredible dream one day when put down for a nap. Some...
    Rets54 Rets54 56-60 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I wish I could have had someone to hug me and tell me everything was gonna be all right as I got older, but instead I suffered thinking the scars inside would never heal. Now I...
    Boo37 Boo37 13-15, F Mar 30

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    In one day, I was at the zoo with my dad , we saw so many different animals and species that I started to like all kinds of animals , so I am already grown up and still love Them...
    ferrer95 ferrer95 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    My mom let me use sippy cups every night before bed until I was about 8 because it was a comfort to me... That in itself isn't so bad, but there are pictures that pop up on the...
    Boo37 Boo37 13-15, F Apr 1

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    Having decided to approach the police, Im having difficulties recalling the specific details of forced sex with my husband. I wondered if anyone else has this problem, it's like...
    catalyst1 catalyst1 41-45, F Apr 2

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    A country boy,always barefoot....skinny dipping in the river,fuffie sliding naked and dropping into the mud,mudstick fighting,and the cozy night laying in bed nude, listening to...
    barefootb barefootb 46-50 Apr 3

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    Being on the countryside on a swing in a tree. playing with my cousins hide and seek all night long. I had a pleasant childhood.
    Cristianpellicier Cristianpellicier 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I keep mine on the wall :)
    LocketRainbow LocketRainbow 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    - I was obsessed with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I used to go dumpster diving with my friends, and found what I thought was a TurtleCom. I realize these days that it was...
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 Apr 5

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