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I Find It Difficult to Forget My Past and Move

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 215 People

    Thanks Mom

    my past was and still is hell.my mom could not find love in any of her relationships,so she crawled into my bed when i was very young.since this kind of abuse is hidden more than others i had no choice but to suppress.after she died i thought it would be better.my life has gone...
    riverside riverside 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 11, 2008

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    I Use To But Not Anymore

    For years my past was stuck in my head like a scratch record that I could not stop. Now is happening and I am moving on with my life. I am not saying that the path that I have to travel is without risks but I will do my best.
    jc2009 jc2009 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 16, 2010

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    Have You Ever Had A Feeling You Cant Ever Forget

    I have this feeling that I am trapped in my past an can't escape it ever. I'm happy in my new relatioship but for some reason I always look back at my past relatioships an. Compare it to my new one. I'm tired of this feeling its so depressing an annoying that it makes me not ever...
    forgetmenot08 forgetmenot08 18-21, F Jul 9, 2013

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    Thanks Mom

    my past was and still is hell.my mom could not find love in any of her relationships,so she crawled into my bed when i was very young.since this kind of abuse is hidden more than others i had no choice but to suppress.after she died i thought it would be better.my life has gone...
    riverside riverside 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 11, 2008

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    Therpist

    my therpist saids that i should letgo and move on from my past but ican,t i allways remmber that i was sexually asusted and that brothers me cause i can,t forget what happened to me i try to read alot sow the past woun,t brother me as munch but then it creeps up on me again...
    barribi barribi 22-25, F Oct 19, 2012

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    My Boyfriend's Past

    ok so ive been dating my boyfriend for a year and a half now. we get along pretty well and everything's good. but before i met him of course we both had a past. i told him all about mine which is no  big deal because i didnt do much. he told me he didnt do anything with...
    cisforcasey cisforcasey 18-21 1 Response May 5, 2010

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    I Am Much Better, Though...

    I used to obsess and over-analyze my past to pieces. I'm not really sure what changed it or when, but it was just a colossal waste of time, effort, and energy. I love being able to be more present in the here-and-now. Thoughts of my past come and go, and I will go thru phases of...
    VendettaVita VendettaVita 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2012

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    I Keep Looking Over My Shouler. . .

    I have had a several people in my past ex-boyfriend and ex-friend who treated me liek crap when we were together whether it being a relationship or just hanging out. I had one ex-boyfriend who abused me verbal and wanted me to hurt myself physically and then when I broke up with...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F Sep 17, 2010

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    Why Can't I Let Go

    I have been been abused physically and mentally for all of my childhood and most of my adult life. I have managed to walk away form all of this relatively unscathed. I have been trying to move on with my life since my son's death but it is like living a travesty of life. Other...
    syntechnik syntechnik 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2007

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    It Hurts

    I do not understand why I still struggle with my past. I realize I end up screwing my present over the hurtings of the past. I don't like carrying this burden in my heart which makes me break down once in a while. Its a mixed feeling of feeling sorry for myself, bitterness,regret...
    Iikya Iikya 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 10, 2012

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    A Life of Living Hell

         I used to be a typical tomboy who loved school and hanging out with her friends. I loved my home back in Wyoming and never wanted to leave. All that changed when my dad decided to pack up everything we owned and move us to Missouri. We lived in a park for...
    robsangel2008 robsangel2008 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2008

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    I Cant Let Go Of My Past Hurts And Failures

    i managed to finish my primary education successfully.....i managed to perform very well and go to a top school in my home...when i reached thea in my high school i developed depression in my second year...i felt like everybody hated me.....i felt like  i did not belong thea...
    bonnke bonnke 22-25 Sep 8, 2011

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    I'm A Different Person Now

    and that's what Jesus keeps trying ot remind me of.  I constantly lift my past up to Him and He takes it, and then I keep taking it back.  Remembering things is one thing, but I keep trying to relive them in my imagination which surfaces in my personality.  I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 11, 2009

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    Can't Forget

    I can still remember the blood and tears my father caused. I can't forget feeling powerless as he harmed my older brothers. I still dream of blood and hear his screams in my head. I look over my shoulders, I can't relax. Sleep is something I rarely get. I will always feel like I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 8, 2012

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    my past is kind of something I can't forget at all. sometimes I feel it defined me. At times I feel like its my fault. but I'm now starting to realize things happen for a reason. I...
    Sicaj Sicaj 26-30 1 Response Apr 13

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    Emotional abuse... You always tell yourself when your young, "I will never let anyone treat me bad,"- "I will never be THAT girl." - "I will always stand up for what I believe in...
    URBeautiful88 URBeautiful88 18-21, F Apr 8

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    I'd like to move on too bad after so many years of attempting to forget that I just bury it inside me.
    DML2451 DML2451 22-25, M Apr 12

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    I'd never want to fully forget my past. Because those bad experiences shaped me into who I am today. Showed me a strength that I wouldn't have otherwise known existed in me. Yes...
    ShesSimplyKenny ShesSimplyKenny 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    It's an amazing feeling when you reconnect with someone from your past that used to play a huge role in your life. For me, after I graduated high school, I only kept in contact...
    Haywee123 Haywee123 22-25, F Apr 26

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    He has his own house, and I still live at home, an hour away by train. His personality is very calm, bluntly honest and not that social. He's sweet, but doesn't show affection in...
    Silverdeer Silverdeer 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    your past is just a story, and once you realise this it has no power over you.
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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    Just under a decade has passed since my family and I escaped from domestic abuse. The man perpetrating said abuse manages to track us down shortly after we left which prompted us...
    tmalachi tmalachi 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    A song by Sarah Mclachlan lovely meaningful haunting song.. An old song now but heard today after a long while ..not ashamed to say this song has brought many tears to my eyes in...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F Apr 5

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    My life story by me and fou y'all. I grew up a sad crying baby,i was clumsy all the time. I drove a barney car into a glass case then got bit by a big dog. I was bullied at school...
    mgosset2 mgosset2 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 26

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    Hey, I know we have not talked in a while and honestly I do not really care to. I am not here to complain about how you ruined my life or shattered my world. At first, I really...
    Haywee123 Haywee123 22-25, F Apr 5

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    To Soft And Gullible I was brought up to never judge others ,unfortunately this has left me open to abuse by others I made friends with and tried to help .Its taken me many years...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M Apr 13

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    caraccaa caraccaa 26-30, F Apr 7

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    caraccaa caraccaa 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    kayccaa kayccaa 26-30, F Apr 16

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    I have tied knots with you in a melodious binding.You may not be knowing but I have obtained you with an unknown amount of toil. I fight it out everyday within myself. The...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 Apr 18

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    bettycc11 bettycc11 26-30, F Apr 24

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    Most of the people either dwell in the past or in the future. Some can't get over with any traumatic experience they had in the past.They let it fester until it destroys them...
    dreamydoc dreamydoc 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    I have said some things and done some things in my past that I am not proud of and my fiancé's family members are aware of it. I am ashamed but have moved on. But now I feel I...
    Outofeden Outofeden 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I wish I could just forget the past. It hurts way too much.
    Mariegirl1984 Mariegirl1984 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I really wish I could though....all of it. The good ones and bad ones....when I remember the memories I only feel one thing...hurt...past is past...because people like me are gone...
    aubrey016 aubrey016 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Today im gonna to say i believe i can let go of past and move on,im gonna to throw these negative thoughts away,im gonna to start my new life. I Love Life no matter how it...
    Runningawaygirl Runningawaygirl 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I know I'm better off, but I still miss her. I met Theresa my freshman year of college. I met her and later that day I road tripped with her down to her hometown (5 hours away...
    TheKristaJo TheKristaJo 22-25, F Apr 9

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    Okay, so I am 19, and I did a few things in refrence to remebering my pastlife. I don't remember much, but I do believe I died in Jonestown. When I was around 5, my family and I...
    Deadpunk18 Deadpunk18 18-21 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Certain things make me remember old times...times that I miss, people I wish I'd never met or never become disillusioned of...things I wish I'd said, but at the same time, I'm glad...
    iridesca iridesca 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    It's funny how we forget to appreciate the small things in life. the bond between two people. the most important memories we never forget. I trust, charish and love my wife till...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 21

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    When I love, it is a very monogamous love. I find it difficult to impossible to think about someone else, besides my lover, in a romantic way. Sexually I like to be with one person...
    Takenbysilence Takenbysilence 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    In the quest for understanding and meaning, sometimes I go too far. Oh, look at that picture, I dont look happy there (but may in the next). Oh, look, my dad has this nasty face...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Apr 25

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