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I Am Stuck In My Past

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 166 People

    Too Long Ago

    To start off, I met this boy when I first moved into my new house, about 8 years ago. After awhile, we started dating and eventually we went out for two and a half years. It ended with a phone call. It had been my first real relationship and now I find myself thinking back...
    overtheedge023 overtheedge023 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2009

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    I Am Stuck In The Past In Many Ways..., And I Can't Say That I Am Mad About It.

    i can always think of  "yesterday". i always watch old sitcoms, old movies, and listen to old music. I just think that back in the day was so much better than now. Maybe i am depressed, I don't know...but i always get happy when i see shows like lavern and shirley. I would love...
    backntheday backntheday 31-35 2 Responses Apr 27, 2011

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    Forever I Guess

    I know I should move on but some memories never leave. It's frustrating to me and I continue to get myself in these family situations that I know will only bring up bad memories and yet I still go. UUHHGG!
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2008

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    Trying to Relive It All

    I am 30 something raised by maternal grandparents who passed some time ago....my parents divorced and needless to say my 4 siblings and I were/are dysfunctional....I am now married w/children and trying to give them what I didn't have in life a real family but sometimes my heart...
    sadsongbird sadsongbird 31-35 1 Response Sep 3, 2008

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    I Don't *want* To...

    If there's one thing I know about myself it's that I'm not like most people, not even like unusual people I know. I know I don't belong with most people, I don't fit in, and to be honest, I don't want to. I take some pride in being different. Whether you...
    imrahil imrahil 22-25 2 Responses Jun 30, 2009

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    My Past.. My Love...

    Every time i close my eyes, i see him... Every time i rest my head on my pillow, i think of him... Every time i try to forget about him, i start to cry... Every time i try to move on, this feeling that i've kept for so long to myself start to overflowing as my eyes start...
    sequoi sequoi 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2009

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    My Past Will Not Leave Me Alone.

    Everyday something remind me of my past,a certain song comes on at a dance I cry.I have a lot in my past I still haven't dealt with that drive me insane,little things,one thing I did forever ago haunts me,I want to move on but I can't my past is like a little monster that fallows...
    samforever samforever 13-15, F 1 Response May 14, 2013

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    Still Left Wondering

    I met two people two years ago that changed my life forever. Let's call them Ben and Keith. Keith was gay, a few years older than me, intelligent, and funny. Ben was quirky, confused, hilarious, and to me, very attractive. The three of us became pretty good friends. Them always...
    livesinthefade livesinthefade 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2012

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    Make The Memories Go Away...

    Over the summer, I was stuck at this place. I knew no one, and the people I worked with sucked. They would go out together and never invite me, and then they would talk about how much fun they had in front of me at the office. It was a horrible experience..no one wants to feel...
    andsand88 andsand88 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 12, 2009

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    My Childhood Is More Me Then The Woman Of 20 Was Me.

    I am now 40 years old and wretched - I feel helpless and hopeless and disappointed by a society and police state in QLD that condones child abuse. How people in ALP and Qld Police circles and even in my own relatives knew what my great uncle bill was- did nothing to help me as a...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Apr 16, 2011

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    Can'T Forget It All

    Before any of you say just forget your past or something of that sort. Ive TRIED. Every night whenever I don't fall asleep I start thinking, then remember all the mistakes and ****** up **** I did to the people who meant most to me. Believe me, I'm a completely different...
    HateHater HateHater 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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    I Do My Best At Work But Nobody Cares.

    Every year I have to go out and look for a new job. I am a 50 years old French teacher in Chile, and also works in school life departements as an advicer. I always give my best in school, but nobody seems to notice it and bosses fired me as if i was a lazy man. It's been five...
    Guarismo Guarismo 46-50 Aug 29, 2011

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    Sad

    The more i live the more i hate. Getting made fun by others in the gay community calling me a babybeater and some of my good 20 something year old friends that i trusted went behind me and started that rumor and now its killing me. I was put through ex-gay therapy as i went to...
    dmcoomer dmcoomer 26-30, M 3 Responses May 20, 2012

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    Move On? Where?

    I always hear people saying you should forget about it, that was a long time ago, is time to move on.  The question is where?  If all that you have achieve pale in comparison with what you did not not matter how insignificant may look to others you don't move on because...
    jc2009 jc2009 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 21, 2009

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    Stuck In The Past Like Music Loop

    2006 - I'm 16 , found new friends and was asked by a girl.Extrovert.Ambitious. 2007200720072007200720072007200720072007200720072007 2008200820082008200820082008200820082008200820082008 2009200920092009200920092009200920092009200920092009...
    theweirdhippo theweirdhippo 22-25, M Sep 16, 2012

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    Im Too Young To Be Stuck In My Past But Its True.

    So I live in the states for over 14 years,my life was ok i mean i was way happier there than i am now,i was a manager at a restaurant met so many nice people customers etc,i was actually driving on my way home got pull over by the cops ended up in jail because i didnt have a...
    Hope13mx Hope13mx 18-21 1 Response Oct 16, 2011

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    Life Was So Much Better...

    Sometime's I find myself in a moment of utter confusion, and it's usually in that time I pull out my 'rose coloured glasses' and think about how much better life was when... neglecting the changes I am able to make to life now. Life is change I've come to realise,  recently...
    Tiddlemouse Tiddlemouse 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2010

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    I Need Some Help

    Ok, so i think partly mine might deal with past issues but a whoe lot of stuff that i cant find anything on the internet about. I am an only child, adopted and was spoiled. I am gay and so every relationship is hard because i get jealous of my bf or hurt by things that i should...
    dmcoomer dmcoomer 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 18, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    But actually I got all windows of oppertunity open to me, almost. Not everything, but alot. I have no commitments really. Just me. Sometimes I have thought, "Once I am all alone...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 9 hrs ago

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    I blame listening to the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack recently for the fact that I have had 'Escape (The Pina Colada Song)' stuck in my head for days. It's just so annoyingly...
    sleeperstream sleeperstream 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    I would like some insight on this. If this sounds like I met my lover from a past life, or if this seems to be mere coincidence. I have never really given much thought to past...
    malbearxo malbearxo 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I don't think I've ever had a great understanding for people who can't let go of the past. So maybe what I'm going through now is an important learning curve and that's how I'm...
    threestepsback threestepsback 18-21, F Dec 25, 2014

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    Today the song that has been stuck in my head for the past 24 hours is The Fray- over my head lol
    BrittTHart BrittTHart 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I have a story to tell, one I've been holding in for the longest time. When I was 7, my 10 y/o brother was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis and was in the hospital for 8 months...
    Mixedemotions2k Mixedemotions2k 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I got out of and away from my ex who I'd had problems with for years. I met a guy I really liked. He worked alot and I didn't get to see him much but I liked him so it was ok. Then...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    Happy to have this stuck in my head. Always with me, always with you, by joe satriani
    tj996 tj996 31-35, M Dec 25, 2014

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    So, without sounding totally bitter (I guess I am...sort of!) or make this go on forever, I guess I'll tell my story as briefly as I can. I used to have hopes and dreams for the...
    rawb922 rawb922 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    Vent session: Ugh I feel so whiney because I don't like complaining, but who can I go to? My husband doesn't want to talk about the issues in our marriage, because obviously if...
    DrivenLady DrivenLady 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    I guess divorce is the only way today. No one really knows how to make marriage work anymore. Women don't want to be dependent on their husbands. Husbands have giving up on passion...
    cjerry86 cjerry86 36-40, M Jan 7

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    One day i had Take Me to Church stuck in my head. I hate that song.
    juliettecf juliettecf 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I'm stuck in a bad situation and I don't care what happens to me.
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 15

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    I cant stand people who think there better than someone or to good to talk to someone, or on the other hand too quick to judge someone. Its like some of the people on here, when...
    xXSamanthaCDXx xXSamanthaCDXx 31-35, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Pet Peeve: Stuck up, catty females who give you the snake eye and think they are better than everyone. Cut the attitude. We need more down to earth females.
    DaydreamerLegacy DaydreamerLegacy 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    My past is my past... That will never change... It will haunt me to the day that I die... What he did... Who it made me today... The horrific memory you left me with... Though I...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I honestly know that what has happened to me in the past cannot be changed but, it's preventing me from moving on. I'm struggling 24/7 here. I'm meant to forgive and forget, accept...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F Jan 10

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    I am going to be 30 in 16 days. I have 2 wonderful children who are my world. I grew up in a rough home, moved out at 16. I felt I had to, or I was going to end up just like my...
    sohurtnow sohurtnow 26-30 Jan 15

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    I miss my past.It taught me how strong can be.It molded me into the man I am.It taught me patience, wisdom....It taught me respect.Im thankful for my past.Cause tonight I had a...
    judgejoebrown judgejoebrown 36-40, M Jan 10

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    Every time i fall asleep naps or at night all i see is people from my past ......... All i have left is past even for my future , past is all i have and the present is taken over...
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I'm all out of time machines so nothing I can do with the past as much as I continue to regret letting my life be controlled by others, falling into group homes to be treated...
    DarkPhoenix1985 DarkPhoenix1985 26-30, M Dec 27, 2014

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    There have been times in the past when I'm lying on my bed and I'm reminded of people , friends and family . the good times we once shared. the love we once had n the friendship we...
    ira01 ira01 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    There is no handbook on how to raise a child, some are born with the natural ability others it might take some time. It's not so much how we were raised but rather the life lessons...
    JustAGirLinAbaR JustAGirLinAbaR 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Just the other day I ran into a girl from my past that suddenly disappeared out of my life. Just stopped answering my calls with no explanation. She had a few kids with her and I...
    cms8787 cms8787 22-25 Dec 29, 2014

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    There is no future without a past. Lets be honest, it's blatantly unpleasant dredging up old, bad memories; be it through some professional guidance or getting forcibly dragged...
    morea morea 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Old souls know they are an old soul and I'm no exception. I'm not exactly sure where I came from but 18th century England/ France/ Renaissance Italy gnaws at my soul. It feels like...
    StarsxSunsets StarsxSunsets 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    As I've come to the conclusion they are still affecting me more than I thought was possible. I've always been a great believer in NOT letting past experiences lead or define me as...
    AN76 AN76 36-40, F Jan 4

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    I hate being told to forget the past because it always finds a way of creeping its way back into your life, so how are you suppose to let go of the past when it keeps coming in our...
    theultimatesashacourtney theultimatesashacourtney 13-15, F Jan 4

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    I just realised I really like pastel colours. They're really nice - like gentle (not harsh or too bright), easy colours. Very pleasant. I think I'll try to get some stationery or...
    YuEvans YuEvans 18-21, F Jan 5

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