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I Feel Like the Past Is Haunting Me

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    I Buried My Past Without Killing It First. It's Now Haunting Me. Advice Please!

    I was raised never to open up to people. I kept all my feelings inside. For the past year, my past has been haunting me. Everything that went wrong in my life is finally coming to the surface. Sometimes I will just cry for no reason. I've had a rough life, I don't consider it...
    anoymous anoymous 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 8, 2010

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    It Seem to Me Like the Past Is Closer to Me Than My Future Is

    I have been realizing more and more that everytime I push myself to move forward, the past is right around the corner...why is that? Does anyone else feel like their past is following them or haunting them? Because I am just getting sick of this. The only suggestion I can think...
    angelofthenight angelofthenight 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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    In My Dreams

    Lately I see my dad a lot, it's natural, he died this year. But I also keep having my ex-step father showing up and that I hate. Sometimes my mother still shows up too. And some of the settings... I need my dreams to release me, not remind me
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F Nov 19, 2007

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    Cautionary Tale: And So The Oldage Story Goes...

    One recurring theme in my Life is my innate ability to hurt guys. It's never intentional, and it's always my biggest fear, and yet, it always has to happen. I just had a falling out with a girl I know. She had invited me to a family dinner once, saying that she wanted to boast...
    WistfulWonderings WistfulWonderings 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 17, 2011

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    Why Now?

    Its been one year since we broke up, about 365 days ago. I dont understand, why now??We broke up, it didnt end so well... But unfortunately i had no other choice. I understood his anger turned to me, i understand i had hurt him alot, but the thing i simply cant understand is: why...
    misunderztood misunderztood 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 21, 2011

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    Seriously! Really?

    Last night was the first night of my Master program. I was very excited to start. It has been a long road to get here. My good friend who graduated with me in June was continuing with me. What could go wrong??? Life has a funny was to bring the past back to you. Not in a direct...
    gigidrangonfly gigidrangonfly 41-45, F Sep 11, 2012

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    Punch Me Straight In My Face

    The last time he called me a month ago, but we didnt talk that time... So yesterday i decided to talk to him, to tell him all whats left to say and to move on, both me and him...Its been a while since the last time we talked...but yesterday broke me...destiny didnt want me to...
    misunderztood misunderztood 18-21, F Sep 4, 2012

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    I remember the first time I saw your it was

    1991. Your black hair, dark eyes and tan skin made me melt. I couldn't believe a guy like u was interested in me. We shared so much together. we've laughed, hurt, fought, and lived a life that most would dream about. looking back I can't believe the things we did and the late...
    BeyondGreenEyes BeyondGreenEyes 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 24

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    I Know My Past Will Haunt Me Upto Death

    I thought about him ( my ex ) almost  everysecond......This process starts  with opening my eyes in the morning and stops closing my eys at night . But he always planned to cheat me, he abused me , raped me ( ? ) [ he forece me or harassed me sexually without my " real concent...
    richa12345678 richa12345678 22-25, F May 12, 2011

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    It Sneeks Up On Me

    I try not to think about it I put positive thoughts in my head Think about other things But still that doesn't work The past sneeks up on me When I least expect it I don't have much to do Maybe that's the problem I don't have distractions I've let it go already I'm still...
    InmemoryofLifelessStar InmemoryofLifelessStar 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2011

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    To Grow Up

    People and past experiences which only caused you trouble is like a rock in the road, a stone you keep dashing your feet against... Why look back when it is time to pick up your feet and walk over the rock?! There is nothing left in the past, only hurt that you can allow to hold...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 25, 2012

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    I keep it short. I had awful past. I was hurt by many people more or less. I was emotinally abused by my parents all of my life. I allways have a feeling that many people try to...
    tokyo60s tokyo60s 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's my birthday but I celebrate it like any of my birthdays for the past years. I just don't feel like it's a special day or something. I just want it to end quietly. No greetings...
    aneverendingjourney aneverendingjourney 22-25, F 2 Responses May 4

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    Baby, when I think about you I think about love Darlin', couldn't live without you And your love If I had those golden dreams of my yesterday I would wrap you In the heavens And...
    TheScorpio1966 TheScorpio1966 46-50, M Apr 24

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    I feel like I'm being bullied by everyone. My neighbors stayed up late and I knocked on the wall for them to be quiet. The women called me crazy and they sounded like they were...
    AnnonymousNum3 AnnonymousNum3 22-25, F Apr 27

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    Guys I need some help and some advise. Be kind please I'm very fragile. 6 weeks ago my boyfriend and best friend of two years left me. Heartbroken doesn't even begin to cover it...
    Lostnemo Lostnemo 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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    This last year has been all over the spectrum, from really really good, to just brutal. I think I am starting to understand why I am struggling so much with being confident in...
    loneranger91 loneranger91 22-25, F 1 Response May 6

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    I used to be happy, and good. I used to be so compassionate, children are so pure and carefree. But now who am I? I feel like Ive changed a lot. But j want to be that quiet, shy...
    Broken146 Broken146 13-15 May 9

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    Everyday I feel like I am dead. I don't know how long I've felt this way. All I know is the person I was or could have been seems to have died a long time ago. I carry this...
    Noology19 Noology19 26-30 Apr 23

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    It's a weird thing that I have... I used to be very social, and still am to a certain extent. I associate with people at school and such, but these days I never feel like talking...
    naeramarth1 naeramarth1 16-17, M Apr 26

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    Even things that are quite normal. So I try to be very very correct and right, normal, extraordinarily ideal and normal.. And then, i believe many around me may start to feel...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Apr 28

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    I'm a 21 college student. I feel kind of awkward because even though my body is fully developed etc etc , I still feel like I'm 16-17. I thought that when I turned 20 , I would...
    lalali13 lalali13 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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    I have always been weird as long as I can remember. At least weird to everyone else around me. I guess the word eccentric would be appropriate. I have always been able to get...
    hedothabide hedothabide 31-35, M 1 Response May 5

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    I feel like I am being left behind. I'm not explaining this feeling very well...I just feel a big emptiness in my heart. It makes me feel lonely when I see old friends on Facebook...
    goshgollydolly goshgollydolly 22-25, F 1 Response May 9

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    I’m 25 going on 26. While not the oldest I kind of feel like I’m starting to reach the point where I’m behind socially. I don’t have any friends, pretty much any attempt I...
    Gemcrim Gemcrim 22-25 May 10

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    When I was younger, I knew I was different than all the other kids. I always believed in more than just this life. I felt more and understood more than the kids my age. Most adults...
    twentyout24 twentyout24 16-17 1 Response a week ago

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    I feel like I'm being unfair to my boyfriend because I'm asking him to not go out and get ****** because we had a huge fight because he did that a week ago and told me he was going...
    shannonjade shannonjade 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I have a lot of feelings and I just care about everything. I always want to talk and be validated. I love to think about things. But for some reason it feels like everyone else has...
    exand exand 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Sometimes I look at my messy house & just get overwhelmed. I feel like it's an outward reflection of my inward messiness. :( Cleaning just usually isn't my priority. Finding peace...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    I feel very greatful for him and I love him to pieces. Yeah, I get that probably every girl says this, but I feel like I need it to be known. He's sweet, he's kind, he's my best...
    W1ll0wstream101 W1ll0wstream101 22-25, F Apr 26

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    I'm 33 years old and we started dating when we were teenagers. We are married now with two children. Our personalities are on the opposite ends of the spectrum - he's an...
    Oneisalonelynumber Oneisalonelynumber 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    My family lately has been very distant from one another,my mom and dad aren't speaking and ut is affecting me and my brothers. I feel like they will divorce sooner or later and...
    annelise1995 annelise1995 18-21, F Apr 26

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    I do. My friends all left. My family doesn't care and I feel like no one even wants to talk to me. It's an awful feeling
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 6 Responses May 1

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    I avoid people and situations just because I don't feel accepted, its nerve racking to feel like you never belong any where with any one.
    youngkinyteenmom youngkinyteenmom 18-21, F 3 Responses May 4

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    For years now I've been having this intense feeling like I don't belong here. like on this planet. Human beings confuse the **** out of me. The way they do things and handle...
    milo1890 milo1890 22-25, F 1 Response May 6

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    I don"t know it just feels like I bother everyone I talk to. I even feel like I bother my boyfriend sometimes. But I guess he likes to be bothered by me.
    Alex4eve Alex4eve 13-15, F May 6

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    I always try to be a nice girl, and I always wanna listen to everyone. But I just feel like a horrible person. I wish I can fix things, I wish I can be a better person. I want to...
    MariosGirl95 MariosGirl95 18-21, F May 6

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