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I Am Remembering Repressed Memories

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    I hope my ex doesn't see this.

    he's a user here, I've moved on already but I saw his post saying that "girls am I attractive or not". I remember our skype calls and everything. the happiness I was in when we were together and just now I saw a post he posted when we broke up and it said something about losing...
    nicolexo113 nicolexo113 16-17, F Nov 20, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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 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, 2014

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 12, 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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    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 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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    :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 66-70 3 Responses Oct 24, 2011

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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 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 5, 2013

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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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    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 3 Responses Sep 19, 2014

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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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    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 41-45, M Nov 19, 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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    This is only a small amount of the abuse

    that has happened in my childhood. It happened by many people for a long time. But this is what I need to talk about right now. I have a very large amount of stuff to talk about. I just got out of therapy and I'm just shaking like a leaf right now. It was a very difficult...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F Mar 24, 2015

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    Last night i remember something from my

    childhood that pretty much explains everything about me now, i am ashame and upset. i wish i didn't even see the small bits and pieces that i did cause now i know something happened to me. i don't want to know happened next, i don't even want to think about it..
    funkittyful funkittyful 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    sikandtired93 sikandtired93 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 5, 2014

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    Been not well. Have such intense feelings of

    disgust to the point where I want and need to just claw my skin off. It feels like I am going to go absolutely insane. I was driving with my boyfriend last night and started to get these emotions and feelings and body pains that seemingly came from 'nowhere'. I had to pull over...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2014

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    I have gaps in my memory.

    . I can remember preschool but can't remember most of elementary and middle school. I still have trouble remembering things today too for that matter. I've attributed my recent troubles to disassociation. I've disassociated since elementary, I can remember explaining to my mom I...
    mmcdon32 mmcdon32 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 14, 2015

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    I have had bad memories of almost rape and wish I could just forget about it.
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    I was born in 1957 and so the 1960's were very formative years for me. Free milk was given at school each morning in 1/3 pint bottles with a waxy straw, we had black and white TV...
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    it's not all its cracked up to be beleave me !!!!!!!!!!!
    chris7379 chris7379 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have mental diseases. Bipolars and anorexia. My mom force fed me an apple got really mad at me. I have a virus right now so i started coughing, crying, and trying to eat an apple...
    fangirl4lifeandever fangirl4lifeandever 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am. The simplest name till the unique ones. And I always wonder how could other people never failed to remember my name. I would've forget that too if only I don't have to write...
    cloudi cloudi 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I do have excellent nicknames for everyone I've made up in my head though
    sambular1313 sambular1313 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    As a child growing up in the sixties, I loved my sweets. I would buy some with my pocket money and the kind of things we could get say, four for a penny (I'm talking about old...
    LadyTea LadyTea 56-60, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I can remember faces and where I know someone from. But names, not so much.
    Highfive13 Highfive13 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    I really am. You would think I would get better but nope. On here, if you change your profile pic, it takes me forever to realize who you are :P
    MasterHatter12OZ MasterHatter12OZ 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I wish I could forget this one memory it's been coming back on and off recently. It was something I allowed to happen that I shouldn't have. I don't really feel guilty I just feel...
    cvlt cvlt 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I think that the only reason people hold onto memories so tight is because memories are the only things that dont change; when everybody else does.
    Poisonprincess2 Poisonprincess2 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    When you're forced to do time in a Psychological ward.... all of a sudden you develop an issue with doctors especially with needles. I wonder why?
    TowerJimmyDabzs TowerJimmyDabzs 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    Some amazing memories of the years gone by. Dancing the night away in the rain with the love of my life and waking up to the most amazing morning. Would not trade it for anything...
    Poisonprincess2 Poisonprincess2 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    going to family day trips to the beach .when my son was born. and when I met my friend Emma when I was 13 had some good laughs. and meeting you for very first time Friday 30th of...
    deadbyaprilpromiseme deadbyaprilpromiseme 31-35, F Jan 31

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