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I Find It Difficult to Forget My Past and Move

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    I have got really good at this actually. Even when I was really young my go to method of coping was to distance my mind from reality. After 30 something years I don't feel much at...
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    I miss my dad more then anyone. when I was 15 he past away in my arms
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    Ugh for 13 years I have been in this akward halfway-moved out spot. Like being an criminal whos at one of these houses right befor making it on his own? and fuctioning in the real...
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    I'm about to reach my 1 year mark since I broke up with my ex. Sometimes I get the urge to want to go look at his Instagram page, but I won't allow myself to go. I'm afraid that if...
    VanitySux VanitySux 26-30, F 16 hrs ago

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    I pray to find a job soon. This can't be it I can't possibly be stuck in something I detest
    everydayissummerr everydayissummerr 26-30, F 17 hrs ago

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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...
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    I have trust issues so a lot of people find it difficult to understand me, even I have a hard time doing it. I hate the fact that I do have trust issues but it kind of protects me...
    ThinaElise ThinaElise 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I need help. I have a six year old daughter that hasn't seen or talked to her dad in 2 1/2 years. She always asks me why she doesn't see him anymore but I can't exactly tell her...
    lovewildnfree lovewildnfree 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hey beautiful Life up a head it's gonna be tough but no impossible people are gonna tell u lies about ur self say crapp about how u look and leave out of ur life but don't let...
    Dezitorsmilez Dezitorsmilez 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Today I am slightly pained. I have had a few of these days recently. I finally came to the conclusion that I may still be holding on to some regret from my past. Regret as in the...
    njflyer njflyer 31-35, M 6 days ago

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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...
    chriscc11 chriscc11 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Somethings which make me so sad.But it's very hard to forget.
    asif25 asif25 22-25, M a week ago

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    I have just moved to Germany. My friends and family are in my home country and I miss them a lot. I also find it a bit difficult to find new friends here. Apparently I am not very...
    scenicisland scenicisland 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My ex and I dated for about 6 months when we were 18 and 20 respectively. It was fun, it was clingy, it was controlling and it ended badly. He left me for another girl and I told...
    DreamingDreamingDreaming DreamingDreamingDreaming 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Hey Katelyn, you're a one ******* cold *****.. but no one will ever be as perfect as you were, you still are.. You have probably moved on already, yeah i know you said you won't...
    Sublevarse Sublevarse 18-21, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I am just trying to find love. I don't want to be lied to, let on or propositioned. I don't want to seek empowerment through hookups or one night stands, I honour myself and my...
    brightonion brightonion 26-30, F Jul 18

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    Your wedding is a celebration of the love between you and your soon-to-be husband. It is also a time for all of your friends and family to gather and support and celebrate your...
    redbduk redbduk 26-30, F Jul 16

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    When I was little I was told 'look after your brother.' Its a job I did as best I could. I was only 4/5 but I remember standing at the school gates saying "mum says get this from...
    moyesp moyesp 51-55 1 Response Jul 16

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    I occupy my time. I find things to fill the space in my thoughts I distract as much as I can, but my mind it not the issue. My heart recalls & it struggles to not explode in my...
    Stickwithmebaby Stickwithmebaby 36-40, F Jul 16

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    i don't want to forget the past .. i just want to get over the pain, the memories, to make my life easier and better.. ppl keep telling me.to forget the past .. to move on .. and...
    missttie missttie 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 15

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    My past is memorable and sad i dont want to forget what made me me.
    justDlight justDlight 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I do not think the past defines us in who we are. It shapes our paths, teaches us life lessons, and gives us invaluable wisdom. But, we get to choose who we are every day. We can...
    beachesandsunshine121 beachesandsunshine121 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I have BPD from trauma as a child. Issues with fear of abandonment I can't get over! I know it's from my past, I have to work on it in therapy and it's hard moving forward. Even...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 14

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    u will never forget the past, that is what make who u r
    luixa luixa 46-50, T 2 Responses Jul 14

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