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I Find It Difficult to Forget My Past and Move

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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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    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'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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 glad I found this site. It might help me find someone who would accept me and help me forget the miserable things in my past. Just glad I'm here.
    stoawaywife stoawaywife 31-35, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I, myself, prefer not to talk about my past. I have overcome it on my own and will give a brief statement here and there, but I do not think a history lesson on anyone's life will...
    Stickwithmebabe Stickwithmebabe 36-40, F 47 mins ago

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    every one has such good friends, some more than others... sometimes they can misunderstand whats happening. but promise everyone including me this... if you fall out with your...
    cortneylily1990 cortneylily1990 13-15, F 47 mins ago

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    I honestly know that what has happened to me in the past cannot be changed but, it's preventing me from moving on. I'm struggling 24/7 here. I'm meant to forgive and forget, accept...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F Jan 10

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    I am going to be 30 in 16 days. I have 2 wonderful children who are my world. I grew up in a rough home, moved out at 16. I felt I had to, or I was going to end up just like my...
    sohurtnow sohurtnow 26-30 Jan 15

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    I hate being told to forget the past because it always finds a way of creeping its way back into your life, so how are you suppose to let go of the past when it keeps coming in our...
    theultimatesashacourtney theultimatesashacourtney 13-15, F Jan 4

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    For my stupidity yeah. But I can't forget some people. Life is so damn cruel that it brings you people that are similar or that relate. Unless you're strong enough, it starts to...
    3kstazy 3kstazy 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    its actually over. but ill never ever forget what we had. its pretty sad that i honestly dont even know if you loved me. you go from the break up to being perfectly fine. like you...
    Ebolaa Ebolaa 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 4

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    She wanted to rid herself of the past, rid herself of the weight being carried around every day. Never have been one to share true raw emotions with others, but rather smile and...
    JustAGirLinAbaR JustAGirLinAbaR 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    So I was on Facebook and I have new friend suggestions pop up. One is evil friend A from my past. I've mentioned her in several stories. Why these are all popping up is beyond me...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 22 hrs ago

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    There is no future without a past. Lets be honest, it's blatantly unpleasant dredging up old, bad memories; be it through some professional guidance or getting forcibly dragged...
    morea morea 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I never ever had lice as a kid because I was so ticky about letting my friends use my brush or my hats because my mother always warned me to do so. My mom and sister got lice a few...
    upupandaway24 upupandaway24 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Anyone can shed weight as long as they know what they should do. This article will supply you those precious weight loss tips that you can use to help you on your journey. Losing...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I’m a twenty seven year old female and have remained friends since secondary school with a girl who I believe may suffer with undiagnosed Autism, as I have always been her only...
    coffeejunkie87 coffeejunkie87 26-30 Dec 30, 2014

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    I couldn't forget you even if I wanted to. And I did want to. For so long I tried to shut you out of my mind, tried to focus on something that wasn't you. I thought leaving you was...
    TrappedInAWonderland TrappedInAWonderland 16-17, F Jan 10

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    Yeah. It's easy for someone to tell someone to forget about the past. Lemme just go into my mind, take out every memory, turn it into paper form, stick it in a filing cabinet, and...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 3

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    I miss my past.It taught me how strong can be.It molded me into the man I am.It taught me patience, wisdom....It taught me respect.Im thankful for my past.Cause tonight I had a...
    judgejoebrown judgejoebrown 36-40, M Jan 10

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    I've been sleeping with my eyes open. To much too many days and people have passed through and yet I find myself in the same place. The same place. The same place....... Time keeps...
    QueenGeisha QueenGeisha 22-25, F Jan 11

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    There is no way to substantiate what I am about to say, but then I guess this is not about proof. Through the help of others, I have learned that I have been around for a little...
    Drachona Drachona 18-21 Jan 17

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    There is no handbook on how to raise a child, some are born with the natural ability others it might take some time. It's not so much how we were raised but rather the life lessons...
    JustAGirLinAbaR JustAGirLinAbaR 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    Okay so my bf approached me last November and asked if he could bring his mother out to stay with us for "a little bit" so that we could help her get back in her feet. She was...
    iksinsiwalemap iksinsiwalemap 26-30, F Jan 4

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    I can count on my hands how many "true" friends I have had. I am saddened by the phrase "true" friend. Personally to be considered my friend you have to get past the point where I...
    Ulrythe Ulrythe 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    Someone I cared very much for ruined me. I don't have friends anymore because when I moved to a new area it's like they wanted nothing to do with me. Of all things I can easily...
    Stormeye1996 Stormeye1996 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    I need to move on and forget my ex of 20 yrs but how
    Kimberlee123 Kimberlee123 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    Is it so easy?Time is the best healer.Good things happen less in life.So I hardly get positive memories to replace the bad ones.It all balances out but the negative thoughts are...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 9 Responses Jan 3

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    My parents used to tell me to forget what was finished and focus on the presence. One big problem with their attitude was once something was over, so were their obligation to...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M Jan 4

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    like maybe it isn't easy to forget!
    savvy1998 savvy1998 16-17, F Jan 4

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    01. I wish I never gave him a chance to get back in my life... he made a fool outta me... I pray to god that time heals faster and I forget who he even is, it's like he never...
    CharlotteTeller CharlotteTeller 26-30, F Jan 11

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    Love do targets all ages and time It makes a heart beat including mine Nothing could be compared by this When innocence was there for a kiss Young love such sweet as a cream...
    AinaRosales AinaRosales 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I'll never forget when my cousin Katie's now ex boyfriend beat me from ages 6 to 8. I'll never forget how my cousin Kayla, once my best friend, got pregnant at fourteen then hit me...
    BrokenGlassDoll BrokenGlassDoll 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    There's a dark bubbling rage inside everyone... It comes naturally for some to ignore it, and be able to move on with life... I used to forgive and forget easily, but now I've got...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    It's difficult for me to make friends because I'm very quiet and shy so I don't talk much. Help me!
    Mahrhindha Mahrhindha 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 16

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    Im a difficult person but mainly because i have trust issues. Its weird, when i meet somebody, i trust them instantly. which is not healthy. However, i always find myself losing...
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M Jan 19