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I Get Stuck In My Past In My Mind Sometimes

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 562 People

    Questions For My Ghost

    Do a thought of me ever cross your mind? Does it bring a bittersweet smile to your face, or a pang of guilt to your heart? Have you given me two seconds thought after all these years? Just wondering...
    amelia714 amelia714 46-50, F Apr 25, 2013

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    I can't ever escape it no matter how hard I try.

    I'm drowning in my past struggling to breathe.
    leaguegirl97 leaguegirl97 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    Nothing

    That's basically what I consist of; nothing. Sometimes too many episodes of my past dominate my mind and I wish they would go away like turning off the TV when an uncomfortable scene pops up. That's not how most minds work though. Rape and torture isn't something you easily...
    Brielle18 Brielle18 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17, 2013

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    If I could just do something ,

    if I could just stop it along time ago , if could just change it , if could've just move on,if I could've just forget, I just hate life sometimes!!!...
    Anabe1995 Anabe1995 18-21, F Nov 16

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    Who Doesnt??

    If you picture yourself 20 yrs younger or whatever age and act like that, are in reasonably good health, keep on living your glory days. They are still happening. Be in control, you prob wasnt back then. Comments, questions, or discussion??
    linksysfan linksysfan 51-55, M Jul 20, 2011

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    I have had very dark times

    where no one supported me. I made it thru but only just. This makes me bitter. And eager to see the worst in people. How can it not when you are so accustomed to watching those you thought you knew turn their back on you?
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 16

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    When yelled at. Or fired.

    Or tired of both.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 15

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    I Dont Understand

    picture this lets say your in traffic your lane is all backed up and the other lane is speading by you just sit there like damn those lucky people thats how i feel about life im always stuck stuck in this bubble eccept i dont have a whole line of cars with people in them...
    murphy8 murphy8 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    I've been spending more time with my mom

    since she's been sober. and as nice as it seems... I think its messing me up. For 1. I'm not used to her being there so I am trying to be happy about it. For 2. I have some terrible memories of her. I vividly remember her touching me while her boyfriend raped me as a...
    bluediamond325 bluediamond325 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    Revolving Door

    I dwell on certain things that happen and I get stuck in these thoughts until I am completely tormented. It turns into nightmares so vivid that I will keep myself awake on purpose so I dont have to live thru things again.  I keep thinking I can find a resolution to things but I...
    WakgUp WakgUp 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2012

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    It's like it just hits me,

    and I can't come out of them.
    MatildaBlack MatildaBlack 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 15

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    i always seem to think back on some of my

    darkest days, i dont know why
    Izziemac Izziemac 16-17, F a week ago

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    Growing Up In Black And White

    We baby boomers have a wide stretch of time to recall. I sometimes think back into the joyfilled days when I was maybe 3 or 4. A late potty trained kid, I had accidents, which meant that in addition to "big boy undies" I still had some thick cloth training pants and rubber (yes...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 28, 2012

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    I Don't Feel Stuck

    I do tend to dwell on my happier times.I don't think that is necessarily a bad thing. I think it helps me to face the problems I am now facing.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F Oct 22, 2012

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    Over-thinked thoughts take over

    and overcome everything. Worst feeling :/
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    I keep thinking about the summer

    and what I did wrong but if I change it you lose an experience.
    599gto 599gto 13-15, M Nov 16

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    The One Who Loves You

    It is easy to get caught up in fantasies of former lovers or almost lovers, heightening and romanticizing what actually *was* or, god, could be. I think it isn't about them at all. We get seduced by our own mental constructions of the "one-who-loves-us," one who was never a real...
    dominomomo dominomomo 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    The Real War Is Inside...

    I've been through many traumatizing events! I always thought that just because I can talk about them over and over, it meant that they didn't effect me. But in all reality they did. I was molested at 8 years old by my old baby sitter, It was terrifying but I knew I was strong...
    MoodSwingBetty MoodSwingBetty 18-21, F Jul 20, 2011

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    It is good to get dirty sometimes in kinda conversations :P lol
    ashley9898 ashley9898 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Most of the time, it's because of dirty jokes XD
    metalchick18 metalchick18 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    Everything I have wrote about is my past. I have trouble escaping it. Maybe it's because of someone showing me a new way of life, or someone else trying to end it. But, no matter...
    Kevin2017 Kevin2017 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 29

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    It’s not nice to say you’ve been a battered woman. And often you don’t want to think of yourself that way. You tell yourself you don’t really have it that bad. You think...
    MaraAgain MaraAgain 22-25, F Oct 28

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    Too many people get stuck in their stubborn ways and habits that they've gotten use to over the course of their life. You have to step outside of your comfort zone or you will...
    ozboybrian ozboybrian 26-30 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I still have a lot to learn and explore about EP right now, so pardon me if this particular experience isn't what the site is about. I stumbled across the internet for about an...
    Kiddinq Kiddinq 18-21, F Nov 6

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    We all know what Dr.Seuss said "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened" I always keep that in my mind it help me to be more stronger. My life is really like...
    belllla belllla 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    Songs that remind me of the past; Here without you by 3 Doors Down Misery business by Paramore Sleeping with a broken heart by Alicia Keys Waiting for superman by Daughtry...
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    I'm not a writer, sometimes I lack common sense, and other times I make no sense at all. If you still with me for the nect few minutes though I only hope that it gives you some...
    InfinitelyCurious InfinitelyCurious 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    I am a very open minded person!!! I don't like to be judged for who I am, and I am definitely in no position to judge anyone else. Being open minded makes me feel so free and...
    Coffeetyme Coffeetyme 41-45, F 5 hrs ago

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    I feel like I never move forward anymore. I always do this. I move forward really well for a long time then I just freeze somewhere. I have a good job but there's no way it will...
    emgrimm2011 emgrimm2011 22-25, F Oct 30

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    I am a very open minded woman. I love hearing opposite opinions than just mine. I can learn from others as they can learn from me too. From there, I make up my mind as what to...
    mississippiblondegal mississippiblondegal 36-40, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Sometimes that's what aspergers feels like...
    zmedleff1 zmedleff1 41-45 5 hrs ago

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    I have been answering the same answers to so many people here. So, I thought perhaps I should write a story about it to reach more people to also become more aware of their mind...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    I feel like I am stuck in the past, that I haven't been living up to my potential, and the older the more I feel like a complete failure. I'm 28 years and I haven't finished...
    banana257 banana257 26-30, F Nov 7

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    I just feel really awkward when it happens. I've ran into a few people & it's been an alright experience I've said hi or hey, throw a smile...if it's an old high school friend...
    Isayis23 Isayis23 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Better than other husbands. I feel good about the fact i am pretty much open minded when it comes to "pleasing wife". I usually don't apprehend in letting her enjoy company of a...
    fantasymister fantasymister 26-30, M 4 hrs ago

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    Limbo I feel stuck in a limbo kind of situation. I just got back from Texas after spending time with my friend at his college for their Homecoming Football game and parade and all...
    Atlas0Scar Atlas0Scar 18-21, M Nov 3

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    There is so much I wanted to do in life, but I feel stuck babysitting my mother who has extremely bad lung disease (she's been on life support far more times than I can count) and...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Nov 5

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    I have so much on my mind. Im constantly thinking. I have a messy sleeping schedule and I barely sleep anyways. I hate sleeping. It makes the next day come faster. So I don't sleep...
    LifeOnAThread LifeOnAThread 18-21, F Nov 2

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    I've been with this guy for almost 5 months and its been great till now.. He had a past affair with my cousin but that was way before us and just recently she found out about us...
    Natalia16 Natalia16 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    Dear whoever cares to read this, ♥o♥ I've been numb for the past month. (I won't say exact details on the off chance that this person reads this and I kinda hope they don't...
    Mittons Mittons 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 14

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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 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I searched for "chained to my past" and came up with this experience. That really is how I feel. When I was in junior year of high school, my best friend committed suicide. I was...
    emgrimm2011 emgrimm2011 22-25, F Nov 10

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    The past few months I have especially.... don't get me wrong I have an amazing girlfriend that I met off here, but the past couple of years I've been feeling really separated from...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 11

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    I am more mature than most people my age because of my past and it makes it hard for me to relate at times.From the age of well 1 to when I was 8 I grew up in a pub which my...
    Roy07 Roy07 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    Im stuck. I have no where to run to no where to go. No one to help me no one to comfort me. Im stuck and i feel like im in a prison. I have no family just my mom and even with her...
    Unheardemptyscreams Unheardemptyscreams 18-21, F Oct 30

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