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I Am Remembering Repressed Memories

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    Child Trauma And Starvation For Intimacy The Real Cause Of Most Mental Health Issues

    This I would bey is the sole reason for your so called depression. It is trauma and dissociation in the brain/nervous system, a wounded spirit, and a broken heart, caused be neglect, abuse, or pack of attachment in childhood (especially if it was before age 8). This almost...
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M Nov 19, 2013

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    I have a lot of repressed memories.

    And they started jumping out on me. There is a lot more to my life than i thought...
    ThatBlueOwl ThatBlueOwl 16-17, F Sep 2

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    For a while in my life the last few years,

    off and on, there was some beautiful moments of repose. The last of which was several months ago. Don't get me wrong, I have always been struggling, but it was at least do-able. I actually thought I was starting to 'get over' this stuff. I guess it was just wishful thinking. Or...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Mar 14

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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 7 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    sikandtired93 sikandtired93 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 5

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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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    :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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    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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    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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    I don't know if they're repressed

    or fantasised. I don't think I'll ever know for sure and my life is on pause in the mean time. I function and smile but I'm dead on the inside - my eyes are hollow and my smile is fake but nobody sees. I am so desperate - I'm scared of what the future holds
    butterflydanse butterflydanse 31-35, F Aug 31

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    Related Experiences

    I can never focus on what's happening around me. I don't try to focus on my past, but I can't help it. The memories are just so clear, so vivid. They flash through my mind's eye at...
    Tsalokath Tsalokath 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    at my grandmas house with my hole family around the bon fire with smores ♡ me and my cousins watching a movie in the front row at a theater for the first time got tree cherrys...
    TheRainbowDino TheRainbowDino 13-15, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Remembering something that you don't want to remember. Augh.
    SmileyFace1014 SmileyFace1014 13-15, F Aug 26

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    So, it starts out with a memory that I either recall often, or re-tell often. The repeated access of the memory is more like accessing the last time I thought of it, so that last...
    LifeDispenser LifeDispenser 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    I'm getting memories from a few people, like one is going down this paved path to a lake, maybe it's somewhere in Sackville, not sure. Another one, I've been getting a lot, is...
    4EverBlissful 4EverBlissful 26-30, F Aug 30

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    When all those ****** memories come flooding back and you can't stop crying because they are all you can think of. And they just stay there, ******* with your head. They will...
    tltlc tltlc 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I can't stop thinking about my ex... It's making me feel lonely even though I am very happy with the man i am with now. But with my ex...maybe because of him being 30 at the time...
    bribri590 bribri590 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    "Wicked Game" The world was on fire and no one could save me but you. It's strange what desire will make foolish people do. I never dreamed that I'd meet somebody like you. And I...
    Naughtycravings Naughtycravings 31-35, F 6 Responses Sep 1

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    If you think about it, to have the unwanted memories removed would be great. No more instances when you remember something awful and all the hurt and fear comes rushing back in...
    nicoleACA nicoleACA 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 5

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    When Thee Memories Hitt Youu, Itt Hurts.
    conniee3 conniee3 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    Everytime I feel like I'm moving one step further from my past; it all seems to catch up like it happened yesterday. I wish there was such a clinic like the one in the movie...
    seakissedjem seakissedjem 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    yea i hate all my life hate family love my parents love my brother love my sister but i hate other of my family hae them they treat me like iam child like iam insane hate them hate...
    Outsider92 Outsider92 22-25, M 12 hrs ago

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    I'm just going to call you all Bob.
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    Recently i've been growing, shifting into a fuller or higher awareness or understanding of alot of aspects of my life. Reoccurring images of a past life are showing up more and...
    summerdaniella summerdaniella 18-21, F Aug 27

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    I had slipped on icy ground in the school yard when I was coming back from McDonald when I was in Grade Six.
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    I was staring at my friend's bath tub the other day, and it brought back a memory from many years ago of being at home and having my head pushed under the water out of anger and...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    One silly childhood memory would be getting married to my best friend at that time who was also my neighbour under our desk in class in kindergarten. That was 12 years ago and we...
    Rainatmidnight97 Rainatmidnight97 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    Grew up in a nice province kinda place and once when visiting the capital of our country went together with my mom to something resembling an amusement park for kids which was...
    nightowl007 nightowl007 22-25, M Aug 24

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    I wish he'd never told me that he cheated. I wish I could forget all the hurtful things that happened when we dated. I wish I could take an eraser to my brain.
    Amiramae Amiramae 22-25, F Aug 25

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    In around 1-2nd grade I wore this really long skirt it draped in the floor and this kid stepped on it and everyone saw my under wear
    brookieeee brookieeee 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    In year 8 I went to school and after school had finished I went to the toilet. Just then I noticed I still had all my pyjamas on under my school uniform, so I shouted to my friend...
    TWDX TWDX 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    When I was 14 i went to water works it's a local pool where I live. Went with friends and there mothers. I didn't wear any under wear that day because of the slides and rides I...
    deadlabmonkey deadlabmonkey 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 26

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    When I was about 2/3 I ate my own poo and threw it on the walls. It was in my nails and hair and everything
    raehmm raehmm 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    When I was 8 i saw my best friend drop 2 the floor dieing.....Am 24 now I still remember it like it was yesterday
    24chris24 24chris24 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 26

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    When I was in kindergarten, someone opened the bathroom stall on me while I was peeing and I screamed at the top of my lungs. Then I was punished because it was nap time.
    Tigerlily53 Tigerlily53 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    One time, I was playing baseball with my brother and his older friend, and he was just about to swing when I got distracted by a sick looking beetle. I got hit hard in the face...
    Tigerlily53 Tigerlily53 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    When I was 15 I went to see a urologist for a urinary tract infection after a swab she then measured my penis and testicles in clear view of my mother :( did she do it for some...
    deadlabmonkey deadlabmonkey 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    I was 12 and in the woods , I I grabbed a vine on a tree and then reached in my pants for no reason mite I add and got poison ivy on my penis :( I found out a couple of days after...
    deadlabmonkey deadlabmonkey 18-21, M Aug 31

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    That smile on your face, when you would catch me looking at you Our first kiss. How it was so natural and familiar. The first time you broke my heart. And the second. The day...
    ImpossibleHeart ImpossibleHeart 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    When I was 12-13 I got poison ivy on my penis from walking and then peeing in the woods I went to school the next day and mid day I noticed my thing was burning. So I went to the...
    deadlabmonkey deadlabmonkey 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 31

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    Who doesn't???? All children embarrass themselves...
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 31