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I Find It Difficult to Forget My Past and Move

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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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    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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    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 likeĀ  i did not belong thea...
    bonnke bonnke 22-25 Sep 8, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My Future Move

    I spend the day packing , i want to be out of this place by christmas, i have been here for a year, i can't believe at my age i'm moving around, i been in my last home for 35 years, i moved here for my son, he wanted to be by a school where it was easy to go back inforth , so...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F Jun 16, 2013

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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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    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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    Let's be real. This states the obvious. Of course if an incident between you and someone occurred that requires forgiveness on your part, you're not gonna forget about the incident...
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    We often go about life forgetting some simple truths that lets us know that our life is important and we need to value it to make it worthwhile. So here is a reminder.. There is...
    valerian777 valerian777 41-45, M Jul 7

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    I've had a difficult time forgetting about my past its a dark place that haunts and bothers me to this day. I've had many problems with being adopted I would cry for hours on end...
    eliteforces1001 eliteforces1001 16-17, M Jul 15

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    I don't mean to be difficult, I really don't. It just kind of happens sometimes and I can't go back and change it.. I always avoid questions, even the pointless ones, but I just...
    SwimmingDarkness SwimmingDarkness 16-17, F a week ago

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    I think everyone In their life has done some things they aren't proud of but that doesn't mean you should live in the past. Living in the past is a bad thing to do. It's in the...
    toiletwater toiletwater 16-17, M Jul 8

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    Long story short: I cheated on my ex and he dumped me. Now I can't get him out of my head. I don't know why cheated, I keep trying to find a reason but when I find one I feel like...
    Ren10 Ren10 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    So this is about the last woman I cared for. This all started almost two years ago now, I want to say Oct or Nov of '12. So I was working at a hardware store then and a co worker...
    thedude5600 thedude5600 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    Anyone have any ideas on how to move on after a painful break-up?
    missmybaby1 missmybaby1 31-35 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am 20 years old and I met a guy who is 7 years older then me. As time went on we grew close and I unexpectedly fell in love with him. He told me from the beginning he wasn't able...
    shannen4 shannen4 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    My baby who I hate to love When I first met him I never expected to fall for him, he wasn't really my type. He came across very arrogant, he boasted about everything he had and...
    shannen4 shannen4 18-21, F Jul 19

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    Note to future self: Matt, leave the past where it is. You may never forget what happened, but some of the other people are trying very hard to forget and you should let them...
    MattsShadow MattsShadow 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I respect nature. A lot of people do not view plants as living creatures. The general Idea is that a plant is a plant it is the equivalent of a rock; It doesn't do anything but...
    RosaElaPilarGoens RosaElaPilarGoens 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My past was full of dramas and still is but I try and forget about what happens. Even though I get beaten up by words everyday I try and forget about the hurt that I am receiving...
    MalachaiP MalachaiP 16-17, F Jul 2

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    There's this girl I met at school, I didn't think much of her except she was Gothic and I found that hot. I tried to get to know her more so I added her on fb then we hung out once...
    chickensoup17 chickensoup17 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    "Your past is your past. Even if it remembers you, forget it". <3 My past has been super horrible...some of it was my fault, but a lot of it wasn't. Some of the things that...
    njgirll njgirll 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I am in love with someone from my past life. We were around the same age, did everything together. He was my best friend, not only that but a brother to me (its complicated). It...
    macabrEnigma macabrEnigma 18-21, T 1 Response Jul 6

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    I think we all have an idealist idea about "the perfect relationships". I've had several long term relationships in the past, some long distant relationships. I find trust and...
    jetetter jetetter 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 9

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    I've just moved into year 11 and on a new timetable. The problem is that a lot of my subject teachers have changed from last year and It's kind of upsetting me.. I may sound a bit...
    princess9914 princess9914 13-15, F Jul 9

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    If I could go back in time, the first time I left you would've been the final time. We wouldn't have had our arguments or exchanged horrible words. You wouldn't be heart broken...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I'm fairly certain it's well documented that one of the best ways to keep your brain fully functional is to force yourself to learn new things; particularly challenging mental...
    SurfDreams SurfDreams 56-60, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So this is the first thing that I've shared. I know the things that I have gone through aren't as large or influential but I just wanted to share my past with anyone that might be...
    MimicMkX MimicMkX 13-15, M 18 hrs ago

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    I won't lie. I really wish I never existed. Being a mistake baby, I regret my existence, growing up in broken families, growing up stunting illnesses, being left behind and...
    lon3lygam3r lon3lygam3r 26-30, M Jul 14

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    So recently my friend killed himself, and he had a few friends on EP. But everything he has is locked up extremely well. His name was Marshall. (His account name was Marshallman90...
    sh3lf1sh sh3lf1sh 13-15, M 7 hrs ago

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    I'd love to hear from anyone that has managed to get themselves 'unstuck'. I am a sensible, intelligent woman. My head knows for certain that I must move on, and that being in this...
    EttaS EttaS 36-40, F 7 Responses Jul 9

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    Everybody thinks I'm good. I may be. They begin trusting and chatting more. It gets a bit uneasy for me. I don't know why. I act so fake because I have to. I manipulate people so...
    alkaem alkaem 18-21 1 Response Jul 10

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    My memory is weird sometimes. Only for certain people it remembers important dates like birthdays, wedding anniversaries (my parents), and I've learned to put up so many alarms on...
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T Jul 12

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    I moved because i lived in a city for 19 years never met my brother that my mother abandoned decided that it was unfair that i had such a good life while he had to live everyday...
    mairaauroracx mairaauroracx 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I lived approximately 500 years ago, and even being pacific and never used my power to hurt others, I was bullied in the village where I lived with my mother (my father had to go...
    PrincessFromDarkKingdom PrincessFromDarkKingdom 18-21, F Jul 20

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    It's hard for me to forget the past, Idk why and I'm really too obsessed with it :(
    randomsleepinggirl randomsleepinggirl 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I studied overseas for my college and met a guy through work. He proposed and we got married. While I had many friends back at home, I find it so hard to have friends in this...
    MotherhoodMakesMeFeelLonely MotherhoodMakesMeFeelLonely 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Not that I'm a particularly shy person or unsocial. I do well at my retail job, I have no problem with talking to random people or having deep discussions. It just seems so...
    BeastTreets BeastTreets 22-25, F Jul 22

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