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I Find It Difficult to Forget My Past and Move

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 214 People

    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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    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 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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    Sometimes I can't control them, and they all come rushing back. I just want to forget and move on with my life but they're always on my mind, no matter what I do. My past is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 8

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    With love and fond memories. It’s 3 years today since you sadly left us and you have very much been on my mind this week. I’ve spent so much time trying to think what to say...
    badbinary badbinary 41-45, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I feel like events from my past are consuming me and most of the time I feel like I'm going crazy. I've been depressed for a while,it started two years ago. For Middle School I...
    YOdawgaga YOdawgaga 13-15, F May 22

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    I've been brought up going to church! All I have ever known is to be a PK! I love Church and have a relationship with Jesus! I try and be the best Christian!! I struggle with...
    Ca789 Ca789 13-15, F May 17

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    It's hard.They haunt me from time to time. No matter how hard I try they will find a way to pop up in my mind. Most of those memories are revolting.I don't even want to think about...
    dreamydoc dreamydoc 22-25, M May 25

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    So far no one told me to forget my past or tried to understand me. That's because I don't tell them except my mom but my mom couldn't cope so I had to tell a counsellor instead. I...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I had a friend for 25 years. The last two we fell in love. we spent a few years breaking up an getting back together. She cheated on my and i still obsessively tied to be with her...
    thetripcontinues thetripcontinues 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    I've let the past affect me for so long that it's ruined a lot of relationships and things I want to do in my life...I wish it was easy to just let the last go and focus on the...
    emylauren27 emylauren27 18-21, F May 23

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    What makes you attractive? But beauty is not the only thing that makes people attractive. There are many people out there with slightly better than average looks who are a magnet...
    birdsrestingonabranch birdsrestingonabranch 22-25, F 2 Responses May 9

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    what do you do with somebody you still like but doesn't realize that you've moved on and have feelings for other people like crazy and just want your friendship with them back even...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 3 Responses May 13

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    "Priscilla" We look we got it made, don't we? Permanent accessory On their arms and always on their minds Rings, we gotta wear the real big rings Big smiles like figurines Big...
    mrsskayl mrsskayl 26-30, F May 18

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    I don't believe in soulmates. But I had found someone who complimented my life. I had found someone I could be honest with. I had found someone I respected. But they are gone now...
    prowierd prowierd 31-35, M May 24

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    I hate in the past It always happen in my dream. I hate it. I want to forget it. Every time I try don't thought it but It will appear in my dream and then I awake up I felt sad and...
    nimkansiri nimkansiri 22-25, F May 11

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    How do you deal with a difficult person when that person is your mom?!? Seriously!! I know that we should be kind and tolerant to difficult people since they are fighting their own...
    isch71 isch71 26-30, F May 22

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    There’s a possibility though, that we won’t ever meet, and I’m writing this letter but will never send it. In spite of all the craziness I’m entitled to, I want to believe...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 May 13

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    for years ive set in Missouri hoping that my first love would come back to me not looking for anyone else but her I had to wake up thinking about her go to bed thinking about her...
    glowsic glowsic 22-25, M May 15

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    Behind you Is a rose Red velvets of love Splaying out No thorns No stem Petals built To build you wings Feel it on your skin It is warmth Leaking fluids of protection...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 19 hrs ago

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    It’s weird to think how my life has changed so much just within a very short period of time. When I first started college, I wanted to get away from home. I’m not the biggest...
    Haywee123 Haywee123 22-25, F May 10

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    I am going through a marriage separation and finding it hard at times to deal with. We have three kids and I also work with my husband which makes some days difficult. How do I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 11

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    Gonna try an condense 15 years into this post. 15 years ago, I met this girl via an online chat game. I'll call her Dawn. We hit it off instantly and we were pretty much...
    Malumbrus Malumbrus 31-35, M May 25

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    I used to be abused by my dad, back when i was 14 and 15 years old, when my sister moved out and wasn't there to protect me... I've always had problems with my parents... my mom...
    AliceaA17 AliceaA17 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    When I was in rehab, for 16 days. Someone told me that forgiveness wasn't for the other person, it for ourselves. I had so much trouble understanding this because I'm the type of...
    skinbaby69 skinbaby69 18-21, F May 10

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    (warning this is a very long story and i was just wanting to vent) my thoughts are going 100mph while I lay here in Ned awake since 2am it is now 7 am. I'm thinking about how much...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 12

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    I wanna say goodbye to all the past and start a new beginning. I just found out today that I can only rely on myself. I can't really rely on anybody during my difficult times. :-(
    Asereht Asereht 26-30, F 2 Responses May 14

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    Almost every year of my life since I can remember I've moved every year. I'm not even 25 years old and I've lived in over 27 different places. Every year I get a new apartment I've...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F May 24

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 3

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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 May 3

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    Hi, a day or two ago a friend on EP asked me to describe to her how I interact with nature when I fly ( Hang Gliding) and she specifically asked about mountains and the air. So I...
    wraithorn wraithorn 46-50, M 5 Responses May 15

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