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I Am Remembering Repressed Memories

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 9 hrs ago

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    I thought that maybe getting them out would help ease the remembering ... Memory #1 -- The First Kiss We had got together for a college project. Me, him and another from our...
    TearsAlwaysWin TearsAlwaysWin 26-30, F Jun 27

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    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 6 days ago

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    He's back...and memories flash backing and so the hurt i feel....of how much he hurt me, of how he did me wrong and of how he didnt care at all...i wish i could just delete...
    kynza kynza 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26

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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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    You left me two weeks ago because of strange reasons that did not make any sense, like you were trying to find reasons for leaving me after three years. Sais you just want to be...
    andrannduper andrannduper 18-21 Jun 26

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    New travels quickly! I was in the top year of Junior school I got into trouble in the playground. It wasn't my fault, I still insist after all those years! We had a rule that...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I was a dog. In some ways, I still am. I don't understand humans. I don't feel like a human. I remember my old life, bits of it so vivid that it seems like those bits happened...
    sadkitten11 sadkitten11 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    The Pain Is Still Raw I have a few memories that haunt me but my memory is bad so sometimes it takes something to trigger off that memory but i think the one main one that will...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    I remember the rich green of the trees, their shadows stretching out before the sunset. Our friends were there, and we brushed and tended to the horses, as we had done so many...
    accidentalme accidentalme 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 1

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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 6 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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    You never know the true value of any moment until it becomes a memory....
    littlegirl03 littlegirl03 18-21, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Bizarre Work Experiences Involving A Guy Named Dave About 25 years ago I worked for a small company that employed less than 10 people. Some of these people were full time or part...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 12 hrs ago

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    There Are Times There are times when I feel your presence at my side There are times when I hear you say it will be alright There are times when I see your face in a crowd and I...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    Probably the most embarrassing moment of my childhood that still haunts me to this day, was when i was 5 and i couldn't sleep one night so I got up to go to my parents bedroom. I...
    DatRandomGinger DatRandomGinger 16-17, M 9 hrs ago

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    The smell of cinnamon pine cones brings back the memory of the only Christmas i've ever had when I was 11.
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    is rape or attempt to rape only a physical abuse? does anyone count the mental trauma related to that experience?
    crazychildishgirl crazychildishgirl 18-21, F Jun 27

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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.
    QuiltedBathwater QuiltedBathwater 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 6 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    When I was about 5-6 years old I was with my parents (I can't remember where) but there was a tall man (he really tall for me) and I told my parents to look at the man but they...
    heHsi heHsi 13-15, F Jun 23

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    I was about eight when I sat next to this boy called Jeremy at school. I only sat next to him because I had to but he was really nice and I liked him. He lived quite near me and we...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I grabbed ahold of an encyclopedia when I was in kindergarten and found pictures of human anatomy. I got held back in kindergarten because id draw pictures of naked people at arts...
    trebletrans96 trebletrans96 16-17, T Jun 26

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