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I Find It Difficult to Forget My Past and Move

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 216 People

    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'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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    Forget about the mistake... Remember the lesson it taught you
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 3 hrs ago

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    it's hard to forget someone who gave so much to remember .. but I will move on , and get over it .. goodbye memories
    Jacque1994 Jacque1994 18-21, F Nov 27

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    Well I have gotten over the horrible past I think.But it's easy to say Be strong,Never give up,Fight,Everything will be alright.But in real life it is difficult to handle...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 4

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    Another thing I find very important that I feel is lacking from all of my previous relationships is I am tired of being told so many promising things by my (in)significant other...
    city87 city87 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    I need to move out. I am 25 and I live with my parents. I go to school but I have no job I want to move out because I can't take it anymore living under the stress of an alcoholic...
    k3evso k3evso 22-25, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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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 1 Response Nov 25

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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 Nov 22

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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 3 Responses Nov 24

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    I want so much for the holidays to just be over i think i will never be the same after the hurt i been feeling since my husband left me last year it is almost a year and all i want...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 Nov 24

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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...
    Shewolfie69 Shewolfie69 36-40 3 Responses Nov 21

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    Had a conversation with picasso10, he told me to ignore people who do me wrong and move on from it. Good advice huh?
    Ashlynthepanda Ashlynthepanda 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    The past is cruel! It haunts me so Desperately needing Many many host The wetness on my face The redness of my sight Spirals of depression That block the holy light The nostalgic...
    newbeginnings15 newbeginnings15 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 26

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    The mistakes i made make me not want to speak or be seen in fear of somebody bringing back the pain. I just wish to forget but the things i did took away more then my smile it...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    My best friend and I went for dinner this past Monday. I confided in him something I've never told anyone, not even a post on here. I told him I want to run away. That I wanted to...
    tRueInSAnItY tRueInSAnItY 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I decided to read some of my old Facebook chats I had with some friends. One of them was from my ex boyfriend 2 years ago. I still remember how I felt, where I was at, and what I...
    christarose96 christarose96 18-21, F a week ago

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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 Nov 22

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    I had lived in Eastern Europe up until I was about 12 and then moved to France with my parents. Growing up, western culture was not really a part of my everyday life, so I didn't...
    katarinagg katarinagg 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    Members only A jaunt into Daemonheim's absolute depths isn't for the weak hearted, but it is more fulfilling than ever with the discharge of the Daemonheim Process Set. These 47...
    shejunlin0754 shejunlin0754 22-25, M Nov 27

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    December 5. Difficult People. Few things can make us feel crazier than expecting something from someone who has nothing to give. Few things can frustrate us more than trying to...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 5

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    December 5. Difficult People. Few things can make us feel crazier than expecting something from someone who has nothing to give. Few things can frustrate us more than trying to...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 5

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    As I write these words it is Saturday, December 13th, 2014, and I am a depressive, often anxious, unemployed 41 year old. But this is no ordinary day for me. That's because today...
    CosmoLang CosmoLang 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    Am in the car currently. Moving back to my father abit up the country. Been through so much **** down here where I've lived for a year and a half. Been through good and bad. Met...
    Lydia93 Lydia93 18-21, T Nov 23

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    I've been in a relationship with someone I trusted, and they trusted me back. And we both broke that trust, and it's something we both regret immensely. We started over, and though...
    JakobyM27 JakobyM27 18-21, M Dec 8

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    I was in a relationship three years ago. It was my first relationship, and as you know about firsts, it was so important to me. He ended up breaking my heart by hooking up with...
    klondikekorner klondikekorner 18-21, M Dec 10

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    Going to bed every night wondering how much longer you'll stay tortured here with us is not a recipe for a restful sleep. The last thing I think of at night is usually the first...
    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I wish I could get over the past hurt. Why do I keep looking back at it :( I worry someday the past will come back into my future and my husband will leave me for his female friend...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F Nov 22

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    I wish I could allow that to sink into my head and stop worrying about the past and focus on my future. To be really honest, my past was so messed up, that I wish to go back and...
    WeirdOtaku WeirdOtaku 18-21, F Dec 9

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    I truly do. I'm trying very hard to let it go, not forget, just let it go. I'm tired of being a nervous wreck and being afraid to try new things just because something might happen...
    DeathIsPartDinosaur DeathIsPartDinosaur 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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