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I Feel Like the Past Is Haunting Me

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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 21-25, F 9 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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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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    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 1 Response Jun 17, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    All my life things have been weird for me. I've always been in-tuned with the paranormal world; e.i., I have had bizarre dreams, I seen shadow people, I have been touched by things...
    Celticrose1991 Celticrose1991 22-25 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    ever since my dad got remarried and had another kid, my brother and i have taken the back burner. scratch that, we've been moved out of the kitchen entirely. particularly me bc i...
    kggi kggi 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I do...... There will be times I'm playing around with Ana and she suddenly gets all upset by it and begins to cry. I mean I never push it too far or make it annoying...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 13-15, M 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    For the past 8 years of my 'life' I have suffered with severe anxiety and depression. They say it's meant to get better, but every day just gets harder. I'm almost starting to feel...
    36chambers86 36chambers86 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Everybody is so so much closer than me...when my friends and I meet new people they always relate to them better and they always hangout with them, not me. The people who I thought...
    Mikesmithg1 Mikesmithg1 16-17, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I don't know why everything goes wrong!!! In the beginning of this year my math teacher was the best he was teaching us perfectly, waiting in the class at lunch time If any student...
    nona000 nona000 16-17, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Iv noticed that I think my dreams are trying to tell and show me a darker side to me, I do feel like I have a inner darkness inside me and my dreams are trying to show it. I...
    AnotherTomboyGamer AnotherTomboyGamer 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    Being 22 I felt like I haven't done enough in life. I don't if it's just me or everyone feels like this but things get real tough sometimes. I would like someone that I can tell...
    carroyo18 carroyo18 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I'm the type of girlfriend who will always try to grab your hand, kiss your cheek, hug you, cuddle you whenever possible, etc. I love giving and receiving affection, but I feel...
    stillYDGN stillYDGN 13-15, F 9 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I moved back home after college and all my college friends stayed on the east coast and my high school friends moved away and the ones that are still here I feel I have grown up...
    SofaRose SofaRose 22-25, F Jul 17

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    I know I'm still at a young age and will probably find someone again blah blah, but it hurts to have heart broken by someone you thought loved you. My first relationship was awful...
    anyoneoutthere1 anyoneoutthere1 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 5

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    Increasingly I am feeling like I was born with a mask on my face... I mean, here I am, this 39 year old lady with a wealth of experience, I speak several languages, am well...
    Hhaawke Hhaawke 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    Hey There people... I am 32... And I just feel like a looser... When I left school I wanted to do an art course. But my parents didn't approve... So I did a marketing course only...
    SweetBrazilianLizzy SweetBrazilianLizzy 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    its so annoying. for the past few days i've had pms to the point where im experienceing back pains, insane chocolate cravings, and extreme moodiness and sensitivity. i feel like i...
    hans13 hans13 51-55, F Jul 5

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    I gone through some trauma and I don't go out alot But even with my friends. i feel like they don't understand why my experiences from my past change who i am. I love my friends I...
    pomtonic1109 pomtonic1109 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I don't even know where to start mainly because all my life I've been an outcast. When I was young my real father left me and so my mom worked a lot to keep food on the table and...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Sometimes I can't help but feel like a failure and that I'm letting my dad down. All he talks about is how I wanted to go to Harvard, be a doctor, got straight A's. Part of me...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I'm a teenager and I do things that "normal" teenagers do. I've been to parties, I've experimented but I also play sports, and I get good grades. I can carry a conversation with...
    findingmytrueself findingmytrueself 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    Lately I feel like no one cares honestly.. I have hung out with friends on months almost a year.. They either say they are too busy or they don't feel like it or some even say they...
    TrentonKemp TrentonKemp 16-17, M 5 Responses Jun 29

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    there are so many times where I feel like crap and full of despair. I don't know why but as days go by I feel like I'm not really there like when I laugh is it real? Or when I...
    GalaxyPlanet128 GalaxyPlanet128 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I remember the heartbreaking time a close "friend" & my boyfriend plotted against me and started dating in 2012 and still dating. I lost a lot friends along with this. Me being a...
    EbbsBreaux EbbsBreaux 16-17, F Jul 13

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    Ok so my step brother and I don't get along very well, and I know that I don't start the fights because even my dad has told me that he gets in his nerves and he is a very...
    geneticgeorge geneticgeorge 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    The second time I'm posting about the same experience. Last time I didn't receive any help or any feedback and I'm not doing this for that but I just feel like it would be nice if...
    PursuitofHappiness1 PursuitofHappiness1 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I feel like no one understands me. But for some reason, I feel like ghosts and spirits understand me. I feel like I can talk to and trust ghosts and spirits. I feel like I can't...
    Ambria101 Ambria101 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I feel like ..i was never meant to be a mother ...don't get me wrong I believe children are so beautiful and innocent and all I see is good in them! innocent and sweet ...I have 3...
    pinkfloydkitty pinkfloydkitty 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am a step-mom to 3 boys... I am 25 years old, and adopted out my son when I was 17... I am now helping to raise an 8 year old, 7 year old and a 5 year old... Lately I have been...
    KaeMarie3 KaeMarie3 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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    I have recently graduated from Uni. I was there for 3 years. I loved my first 2 years. I had a miserable time in 3rd year, but now its all done I am looking back with regret at the...
    joelex300 joelex300 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I feel like I don't deserve to be loved because I'm sick. I will always have this condition and I don't want to put someone else through the ups and downs of it. How could anyone...
    curiousgirl1214 curiousgirl1214 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 28

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    I have no special or unique talents. I'm not gifted artistically, athletically, or academically. I'm a pretty good student but I don't care about what I learn in school which makes...
    triptrap27 triptrap27 16-17, F Jun 29

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    I have anxiety and am a huge hypo. Sometimes I think it's something else though. I fall asleep and feel like I'm being swallowed whole, I feel like I'm not going to wake up the...
    Wolloo Wolloo 18-21, F Jun 29

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    I would like to know what it feels like to love somebody and have that person love me back. To care and have someone care about me.I have no idea what that feels like.maybe one day...
    itsalwayspink itsalwayspink 22-25, F Jun 29

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    My parents almost always make fun of me or my questions. They even avoid my questions then laugh because it's 'obvious'. It makes me cry - inside. I don't want them to see me cry...
    Silencieuxz Silencieuxz 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 2

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    Since I was little, I always had a very clear idea of who would be my life mate: funny, charming, witty, goofy, strong and physically big, but also very gentle and loving. I even...
    mewsiesie mewsiesie 31-35 Jul 3

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    I feel like everything I've ever been taught is a lie. Like the world isn't what it seems to be. I have had a strange feeling or intuition if you will, my whole life. Recently...
    Jessej8746 Jessej8746 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    or someone. when i'm leaving home i always had this feelng of emptiness, something's not with me that i should had, something's missing and i kept thinking what it is or is it...
    lachrymosejessa lachrymosejessa 13-15, F Jul 4

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    Okay so today.... Let me first say that I work in a retail store. I work in the shoe department and I'm the only one in this shoe department, which sometimes isn't the best, like...
    daisymetcalf daisymetcalf 22-25, F Jul 5

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    I can't fight this feeling anymore.sometimes i feel like i wanna tell her how i feel,but i know she won't feel the same.at the same time i don't want to freak her out.but this...
    urbanmellow urbanmellow 22-25, F Jul 8

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