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I Find It Difficult to Forget My Past and Move

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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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    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 16-17, F Jul 9, 2013

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Sep 17, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    We all know what Dr.Seuss said "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened" I always keep that in my mind it help me to be more stronger. My life is really like...
    belllla belllla 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    those painful dark memories.... i try to forget and move on but it haunts me like a nightmare... i feel helpless...i hope God will save me from the dark....
    lovebug19980 lovebug19980 18-21, F Oct 28

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    I've been in a relationship for 10 years now. We broke up 2 years ago because I caught him talking to other girls. Much more than just friendly talk went on. We got back together...
    jenbast jenbast 31-35, F 5 hrs ago

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    I'm gonna talk to you this time about my life and experience in Bournemouth I moved to Bournemouth at the end of September 2009 for the fact that it was a beautiful town and it...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F Nov 9

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    October 26. Clarity. I know better than to not trust God., But sometimes, I forget that. When we are in the midst of an experience, it is easy to forget that there is a Plan...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Oct 26

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    October 26. Clarity. I know better than to not trust God., But sometimes, I forget that. When we are in the midst of an experience, it is easy to forget that there is a Plan...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Oct 26

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    Too many people get stuck in their stubborn ways and habits that they've gotten use to over the course of their life. You have to step outside of your comfort zone or you will...
    ozboybrian ozboybrian 26-30 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    So I found out 6 weeks ago that my boyfriend had cheated on me, I was devastated! Through anger I instantly ended the relationship through a phone call (as we live away from each...
    sew777 sew777 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    I HAVE MOVED A LOT OF TIMES IN MY LIFE, 11 TIMES. WHEN I WAS 12 I ALLREADY MOVED 7 TIMES AND I HAD MANY DIFFERENT EXPEIRENCESS, I WAS BEING BULLIED WHEN WE MOVED TO LONDON... I WAS...
    R5rocks4ever R5rocks4ever 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Be positive and brave. I got herpes 6 months ago. I was so sad and anxiety about this. And I felt be cheated. Because my bf, I only had him in my sex life. I cried three days and...
    leslovingJenny leslovingJenny 31-35, F Oct 28

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    I won't forget his voice, I won't forget his smile, and I'll never forget his kiss. He changed my life in every aspect. Without him I wouldn't be where I am today. No matter how...
    Cherish1991 Cherish1991 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    So this is new... Something that a lot of people probably don't hear a lot and to be fair, I don't know why it is either... But here it goes... I have been in 4 relationships so...
    sancarn sancarn 18-21, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    November 25. Awareness. When we first become aware of a problem, a situation, or a feeling, we may react with anxiety or fear. There is no need to fear awareness. No need...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 14 hrs ago

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    November 25. Awareness. When we first become aware of a problem, a situation, or a feeling, we may react with anxiety or fear. There is no need to fear awareness. No need...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 14 hrs ago

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    I believe if people knew who I really am, they wouldn't like me. If you look at everything I've written on this site a lot of it has been cathartic: I wrote it because I was...
    Nyxii Nyxii 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    There are something's in my past that I want to forget, and there are something I never won't to forget, a lot of people live in the past, I realize it's the past and nothing we...
    McKenna630 McKenna630 31-35, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    It’s not nice to say you’ve been a battered woman. And often you don’t want to think of yourself that way. You tell yourself you don’t really have it that bad. You think...
    MaraAgain MaraAgain 22-25, F Oct 28

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    In this big cruel world, you can't forget your past. No matter how hard you try to forget, your brain will never let you forget them. It'll keep processing the same piece of...
    SunshineH316 SunshineH316 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    She cheated on me and I still love her. Getting myself sorted out. I really want to move on....
    mike15121 mike15121 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 30

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    When you start out life having relationships at such a young age...you get use to things that happen in them, right? WRONG! I find that it's the ppl in the relationships that can...
    Scarletlobo1 Scarletlobo1 36-40 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My husband started seminary a few months after we were married and started serving his first charge (3 churches) 3 weeks before our first child was born. We moved to a parsonage...
    patricialeigh patricialeigh 31-35, M Nov 14

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    Others judge when they have no idea. I try my best but usually before I crawl out of bed, its already a bad day. I don't need sympathy from others, but really starting over with...
    duhibrokeit duhibrokeit 31-35, M Nov 14

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    If I could just do something , if I could just stop it along time ago , if could just change it , if could've just move on,if I could've just forget, I just hate life sometimes...
    Anabe1995 Anabe1995 18-21, F Nov 16

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    November 16. The Victim Trap. The belief that life has to be hard and difficult in the belief that makes a martyr. We can change our negative beliefs about life, and whether we...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Nov 16

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    November 16. The Victim Trap. The belief that life has to be hard and difficult in the belief that makes a martyr. We can change our negative beliefs about life, and whether we...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Nov 16

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    I sit here, and run my fingers along where I had my "soul-tee" xD (Just shaven off in support of Movember) And I feel a scar I had forgotten about just under my chin, where I...
    Roninturnedmartyr Roninturnedmartyr 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 2

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    I find it's hard for me to forget my ex. It's been a week. No just 5 days and Im dying. I cant forget him. Im really really dying right now. It kills me inside. Anyone can forget...
    TheLonelyDude TheLonelyDude 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 7

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    We all have our own memories of our past. Some of them sad, and some happy. Last night, while sitting with a friend, we started talking about our memories of our past, some of...
    Meyouusyou Meyouusyou 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 17

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    You could have simply been an acquaintance I knew for a short period of time, but if I felt there was something special about you, I won't be forgetting you anytime soon. Even when...
    Friability Friability 18-21 1 Response 3 days ago

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    November 2. The Grief Process. To let ourselves wholly grieve our losses is how we surrender to the process of life and recovery. Some experts, like Patrick Carnes, call the...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    November 2. The Grief Process. To let ourselves wholly grieve our losses is how we surrender to the process of life and recovery. Some experts, like Patrick Carnes, call the...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    November 15. Benefits of Recovery. There are two benefits from recovery: we have short-term gains and long-term gains. The short-term gains are the things we can do today that...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Nov 15

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    November 15. Benefits of Recovery. There are two benefits from recovery: we have short-term gains and long-term gains. The short-term gains are the things we can do today that...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Nov 15