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I Get Stuck In My Past In My Mind Sometimes

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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's Kinda Hard Not To...

    Well, I'll make this short on why I constantly find myself in my past 1 my parents are both dead 2 I'm living with the reason my parents are both dead and they are my adopted parents 3 they are abusive towards me 4 my twin sister was murder 5 my older brother and sister hate me 6...
    ImOkayNow ImOkayNow 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2011

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    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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    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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    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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    Negativity

    Negativity exists only as an accumulated result of our reactions to unpleasant experiences. Living in the past and not learning from it leads only to misery because you tend to focus on the short term effects. If you realize that within every adversity is an opportunity, take...
    TheLovingDominant TheLovingDominant 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 11, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I know that feeling. It's like a soundtrack to your life running in the back of your mind. Sometimes, it gives me a clue to how I am really feeling.
    Nuovinzi Nuovinzi 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    While I lay here I think about everything in my life. The things I need to change. The people that I have to remove out of my life. The love I wish I knew to have. Or did I? My...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I feel that I am very open minded. Sometimes things are just what they are.
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    Hi all! I hope I can help you. I noticed a while ago I started having a foggy/clouded mind, like someone had pulled an 'off' switch in my mind. I started getting dizzy and my...
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    I'm so tired of bending over backwards for someone who doesn't do the same for me. I'm tired of the mind games. And the fighting. I'm tired of sacrificing , for their happiness. I...
    lookslikeparadise lookslikeparadise 22-25, F Jul 8

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    I'm 28 nearly 29, and have no career, never had a real girlfriend and i'm on the back end of my mental illness, I had a drug and alcohol problem which i have addressed by going to...
    mushkin85 mushkin85 26-30, M 5 Responses Jun 28

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    I've never been able to sleep properly. Even if I go to bed early I always end up thinking and thinking. It's my fav pastime so I cannot do anything but analyzing my day and repeat...
    yetanotherhuman yetanotherhuman 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Every time I hear someone talk about the 'Friend Zone' they are referring to males. I wonder if any other females find themselves stuck there. In the past, Every time I expressed...
    MissIndigoRain MissIndigoRain 36-40, F Jul 1

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    Sometimes I just lay on my back in a dark room, motionless and completely silent. I stare at the dark ceiling and feel how the tears crawl down my temples and travel further down...
    OpenlyHonestly OpenlyHonestly 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I can't move on. Stuck in the past. Why do I get so attached to people and animals? They are gone now!😪 I can't accept. Still mourn them. It's been years now! I need to talk to...
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I went into work early this morning because I never went to sleep last night. I was sick of laying there....and being busy is what I do best these days. Now I'm exhausted and...
    Triscuitan Triscuitan 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    GraceJediHeart GraceJediHeart 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    People all around me are always gossiping about one another, complaining about everything, and talking about the same thing over and over. No one that I know seems to want to talk...
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    Blackbelt4ever Blackbelt4ever 13-15, F Jul 16

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    Mg89 Mg89 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I can't change my past. But I feel like my past is changing me.. I am trying not to let my past define myself. But I feel it's hard to sometimes...
    ShadowedLover ShadowedLover 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I feel like im stuck in a black hole. im stuck in the darkness and cant get out. I want to find the light but the darkness is to strong and a weight is holding me down. I feel...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F Jul 17

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    Idk why but I love guys that can be tough but can also show their emotional and sensitive side. Even thought that's rare and most are scared about being judge by their friends. I...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Soo. Ive spent the past few days in the hospital. I cant even walk :/. My brother made me trip walking up the stupid stairs and I hit my head pretty hard. But thats not the problem...
    shot4me shot4me 13-15, F Jun 29

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    Anamari :) (means greetings in Tineria) I will keep my name hidden in this post. I never posted again but now i feel an extreme urge to do so. Since i remember my self i knew i was...
    leksoan leksoan 18-21 Jul 13

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    It's hard to say what life is all about any more. I've just started my MSc. in Mechanical Engineering and sometimes wonder if I made the right choices. Of course everyone has a...
    RedScythe RedScythe 22-25, M Jul 14

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    This is from my journal today Yesterday, I was inspired to look into past lives and, a day later, I find myself writing about my meditative experiences. I do not think that I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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    well, since the last post, i met a really great guy, and sadly, i had to let him go. mr. red-head (my nickname for him) moved to California, and we agreed to maintain a friendship...
    sugabuga1 sugabuga1 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    Things I am not conscious about from my past. I have to know I have to learn to get through & to get over. How else can I start my new life? My mind has blocked the truth to keep...
    Twistina81 Twistina81 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    It is a burden and a blessing at the same time. The burden is the constant harassment. The nasty things men say. Crap the nasty women say to me. The gross stares men give me. Women...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 26-30, F Jun 28

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    It happens to everyone. There is a quote out there that has a message about how if something bad happened to you, you probably did something to deserve it. I don't agree with that...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Jun 30

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    i just cant stop.. even tho i go to a psychologist, everything is just getting worse the more i think and talk about it, the worse i feel and the more i cut i just really hate...
    Elienseys Elienseys 16-17, F Jul 9

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    I have periodic spurts of good moments, but then my mood seems to swing back into being heavy and glum. The most annoying part is i feel trapped. My default mentality is optimism...
    Jonesing4nice Jonesing4nice 18-21, M Jul 11

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    I've been told before many times that I'm open minded, but didn't really think of it that way. Maybe because I thought it's just my personality that I like to talk with people...
    Saoussen Saoussen 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    Today I bought seven types if toilet paper for a variety of experiences. I used each one for a single square wipe. I didn't throw the wad in the loo though- I stuck the waste end...
    Fartmickfart Fartmickfart 31-35, F Jul 12

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    Piscesrose Piscesrose 46-50, F Jul 13

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    However you want to interpret being open minded I think I come under that category these days. For to long in my life I was a prude and not against other ways of life but didn't...
    SalinNY SalinNY 46-50, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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