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I Am Remembering Repressed Memories

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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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    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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    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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    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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    :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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have this habit of smiling internally about something I found funny or maybe remembering something humorous .I rarely laugh aloud unless it is something very special.We should...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Boiling a pan of water may seem like the most innocuous activity and in fact it's something I do every day but there is the rush of bad memories that came from that. Sometimes I...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F Jul 24

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    My distant happy memories revolve being around the things I love, which is theater and such. I truly do get along with "theater types". I loved being in theater. Mostly because...
    Deadlynightshade5 Deadlynightshade5 22-25, F Jul 13

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    I have done some things that I am not proud of. A lot the stuff I can't even believe to this day that I did it. I did these things back when I was in high school. I did these...
    beachboy14u beachboy14u 18-21, T 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I have a jar the I fill with memoties throughout the year starting on January 1st and I read them New Years Eve. I got the idea on Pinterest and I love it. I also have a box filled...
    PrincessDemeter PrincessDemeter 18-21, F Jul 22

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    this is me. damaged, broken me. there nothing special about me, im just an average women trying to muddle through life with ease. i was always a 'strange' child according to people...
    littlemiss052014 littlemiss052014 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    Bad . Depressed . Old memories . Haunt me . I feel like I would never get over them . It just makes me feel a failure I want to forgot it .
    lordeley952 lordeley952 18-21, M Jul 5

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    I don't want to be one of those boring people who have no good memories to look back on, need to get out more
    maddieXxx maddieXxx 16-17, F Jul 7

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    People change, things change, but memories always exist
    maddieXxx maddieXxx 16-17, F Jul 8

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    Somehow I have...once I suffered from amnesya and it felt as if I was reborn.I felt my trully self without pain or being broken,it was amazing. Everytime I feel down or sad I...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    Music is such a wonderful way to bring back memories or feelings. There are some songs that I associate with certain people. There are also some songs that just trigger certain...
    Nuovinzi Nuovinzi 41-45, F Jul 10

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    Write memories record when retired Klose put the team on the ultimate honor of his record, his professional side show: "I was the strongest ever World Cup center, this feat I...
    fifacoins123 fifacoins123 22-25, F Jul 13

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    Recently I've been re-experiencing really powerful childhood memories. I'm not sure what triggers it, but it's nice.
    lefft lefft 31-35, M Jul 16

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    When I was little, it was strange to me. Ive lived with my nan, grandad and father from the age of 3 up until I was 14, my mum wasn't on the scene she had a lot of issues with her...
    bethbabe321 bethbabe321 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    Just writing... Poem: Thousands of miles away In person .. What do I say? I catch myself dreaming of you It's so realistic but none of it's true We were just little kids...
    JohnsonJess JohnsonJess 18-21, F Jul 21

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    IF THERE IS a potion that makes you forgets memories, i would spend my lifetime savings and drink it.
    iamnotshy iamnotshy 22-25 Jul 23

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    Me too., i have terrible memories of school .. I feel i missed a lot of my education dealing with bullies n meanies that i couldnt comcentrate on my studied. I was made to feel...
    Janeysunshine Janeysunshine 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    School changes people a lot I've changed from a nice guy to a quiet awkward guy.I'm strong but I can only take so much,I always have the memories of everyone laughing at me in...
    eddie105 eddie105 13-15, M a week ago

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    Well I've never had any good childhood memories so this title makes sense. This sucks.
    XxbixtchybellaxX XxbixtchybellaxX 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I posted something similar to this before and deleted it for no apparent reason. I killed a woman in my last life. I'm sure of it because I vividly remember assaulting her and...
    dazedreamer dazedreamer 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am haunted by who I am. Everyday is a dream compared to my memories. The pain of the past turns my life into a nightmare. No one sees who I really am. I wish for nothing more...
    Afrondae Afrondae 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I Am Always Constsntly Thinking about my dads death he died too early he was only 34, :( although im on 13 yrs old i know whats going on people dont think i do but i know alot of...
    Lovememore0622 Lovememore0622 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I remember I was 7 or 8 or even younger. I was playing show and tell. My nephews was in the audience. I was standing on this bench/table. I forgot what I was showing off. I...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Have Memories I Can Never Forget
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 11 hrs ago

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    This happened when I was in fifth grade. A couple minutes before we were called in from recess, I came across a ball, the type normally used for games like kickball (for those who...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    I do this way too often. People think I'm crazy or something.
    UnMuro UnMuro 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    Omg! Hahaha it always happens to be in class hahaha maybe cuz I'm bored and space out most of the time!! 😂😂
    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F Jul 16

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    I am in awe of the "politician" types who can walk into a room full of strangers, shake their hands, introduce each other and an hour later remember each and every person they just...
    Beaver318 Beaver318 41-45, M Jul 19

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    One summer I went to the public pool with my little brother, he was 8 at the time, he was sitting there over hearing me and my friends conversation, he then says "Is there blood in...
    Maryahsings Maryahsings 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    In music class in grade 4 the music teach told us about the "Every good boy deserves fudge" to remember the lines to play recorder. The funny part was when people were suggesting...
    Izuka Izuka 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    The first life I remember is before the first europeans arrived to what they would call the New World. My father was a chief. I was engaged to the son of a neighboring tribe who...
    SkylarPurdy SkylarPurdy 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    One time I was talking to a girl I had a crush on. Then my friend comes up and asks me if I think Luna's but from Dota 2 was good. The girl promptly searches up Luna and she never...
    adav218 adav218 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    I have a box but its a box i have for my mum with stuff in there that i took when she past away. Its got her mobile phones in it and a shirt she always use to wear, it was a bit...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    In my basement from high school. Wish I could go back to that time and tell myself, your mom is always right and just say no to those dang on boys! Lol
    carebear1019 carebear1019 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 1

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