Post

I Want to Get Over My Past

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 861 People

    After A Recent Post...

    I dredged up an old embarrassing moment about being exposed to my him class in the locker room after tryin to cheat through a shower by wetting my was but not stripping down ( the full account can be seen in my post under embarrassing moments )... I haven't gotten any replies to...
    Slobound76 Slobound76 36-40, M 3 Responses Oct 17, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My 10yr Old Son Gave Me This Poem........

    LET GO AND LET GOD It happened back in time, but it still lingers on my mind. I rarely think abput it anymore, Until something opens that door. I am no longer obsessed or driven, I let it go and started living. On that day I started healing, I once again began feeling...
    dianaspy5 dianaspy5 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 15, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Get Over It

    Get over it,That’s what I want,My past,Holding me back,Wanna move on,But first,Plaese help me,Get over my past.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Dec 6, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It's Baaaaack

    I wrote a story in here not to long ago that quoted the musical Rent and included the lyrics, "How do you leave the past behind when it keeps finding ways to get to your heart?"  I appreciate all of the comments I got... but I feel like I need to write another...
    alicia87 alicia87 22-25, F Jul 7, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Today's Lesson

    I have a past that I want to go away or at least stop hurting from. I don't feel like sharing my story right now, but I do want to share this little lesson that was on a peice of paper taped on the desk that was left behind from the young girl I replaced at work. Today's...
    helpme2 helpme2 41-45, F Jan 22, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The Past Is Over But That Doesn't Mean It's Gone

    Isn't that really the only way to get better? My past has held me back in a lot of ways before. When talking about myself with others, I've found it difficult to open up about everything. There are some parts of my past that I still can't help flashing back to. I just get back...
    theroadtohello theroadtohello 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 31, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    A Fresh Start?

    Lately, I have been thinking about doing something. Something drastic. My past hurts me so much that I want to just erase it. An opportunity has arisen for me to travel very far from my current place and live somewhere new. Do new things, with new people, with a new slate. While...
    kha185 kha185 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 17, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Change Is The Only Constant

    Today, I was going through all my old diaries and notebooks beacause I'll be moving out soon and I can't neither take it all nor leave it here.. So, I had to get rid of most of them. And I felt like I was watching all my life infront of me like a movie. I remembered lots of...
    Cinchona Cinchona 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 18, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The Haunting Past .

    ...I have made a mistake almost 12 years ago. I got mixed up with internet ****, illegal kind, and have been paying for it ever since.  Surfing out of curiousity, which became an obsession cost me a year in jail. But that was just the beginning. After I got out of jail I...
    bellefeuit bellefeuit 51-55 1 Response Nov 15, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Take Away It's Power

    I believe the only way to get over my past is to face it head on.    For far too long I would try to outrun it and it always caught up with me, usually when I was least expecting it.   It would feel like being tackled from the back.  I think that if...
    mimi28 mimi28 41-45, F 9 Responses Jun 30, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Can't Stop

    My mind does not seem to allow me to move past certain events in my life.  Or at least it reminds me of them over and over again.  Even when I've consciously attempted to work through certain issues and came to some sort of catharsis.  My mind still won't let...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 9 Responses Sep 27, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Wish I Could, But I Can&#...

    I wish I could, but I can't, and it will haunt me all through my life.
    PurpleQueen PurpleQueen 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Want What They Have...

    More than anything a man could want, I want to get over the events good, bad and indifferent over the last decade. I want to just be Eric, but in another time and place. I do not want to think of how much I got away with anymore. I don't want any of the people I knew and loved in...
    EricS EricS 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 22, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Try

     and then someone will say or do something,and all boils to the surface.i just bottle up to much.and then it comes out.i don`t want to hurt anyones feelings.but ,there are timed it becomes to much.i see all that they have done and said.a lifetime of words and deeds come back...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Oct 25, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My Crazy Life

    Well I will try not to make this to long. But my lchildhood sucked and scared me for  life. When I was a child I was molested from about the first memories a child can have until I was about 10. By my brother he was very scary and threated to kill me and himself if I told...
    aprild27 aprild27 26-30, F Nov 16, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The Abuse and How It Effects Me Now.

    I had a rough child hood father on drugs mother trying to raise us the best she knew how but always going out and having different men around us. As an adult I was always independent, my ex husband was my father figure he abused me both verbally and physically, now I am with...
    MiseducatedChik MiseducatedChik 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 23, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    To Learn From It , Not Live In It .

    I want to leave my past behind me . Not to forget about it , but i want to remember the lessons learned , the good times , and not mind the bad times . I want to be free of the guilt that once crippled me , kept me from allowing myself to be happy , kept me confined in one...
    WisestFool WisestFool 41-45, M Aug 28, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The Pain Never Ceases.

    From as early as I can remember, I have always been the one left out. The runt. The undesirable. The black sheep. I have always felt a sense of disconnect between myself and my peers. In public school, I was beaten, harassed, humiliated and forgotten. Students hated me. Teachers...
    kha185 kha185 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 20, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My Crazy Life

    Well I will try not to make this to long. But my lchildhood sucked and scared me for  life. When I was a child I was molested from about the first memories a child can have until I was about 10. By my brother he was very scary and threated to kill me and himself if I told...
    aprild27 aprild27 26-30, F Nov 16, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Lost My Best Friend

    She started off being my bully. I disliked her but also wanted to know the reasons behind her actions. We met the first time when we were about 10,11. She just moved to my city and our parents were Christians attending the same church. Her mom wanted her child to play...
    woman2women woman2women 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 25, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    "Just Stop Living In the Past"

    "it's over now, forget about it" "is that still bothering you? It's been years" "it could have been worse, at least no one died" "move on"   I hate hearing these lines... It is said me me constantly.   Do people really...
    shadowlight shadowlight 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    You Live And You Learn.

    Okay, where to begin? This is my first time here. But, this topic is important to me. I just turned 20 and I have seen so much in my life. I have been through hell and back again more then once or twice. i don't want to go completely in detail to keep it appropriate but now I've...
    lilcrzi1 lilcrzi1 18-21, F Jun 1, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Can You Ever Really Get Over It?

    One of the most painfully true verses in the musical RENT goes like this: How do you leave the past behind When it keeps finding ways to get to your heart? It reaches way down deep and tears you inside out Till you're torn apart! I think we can all relate to that in...
    alicia87 alicia87 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 30, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Really Do.

    But it can be hard sometimes. I'm quite bad at holding grudges for awhile. Plus sometimes the wounds are too deep to heal fast.
    marinewife24 marinewife24 26-30, F 12 Responses Sep 27, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Yes  I  Do &...

    Yes  I  do   but  it   seems  like some  keep  revisiting   me  like  haunting  ghost   and  I don't  know if  they will  ever  go   away
    rockybear397 rockybear397 47, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    right now my past s**** but im...

    right now my past s**** but im hoping after time all of that will fade and i can move on and have a happy life. right now its hard as h*** but i gotta do what i gotta do. all things happen for a reason.
    irishwannabeky irishwannabeky 26-30, F Sep 23, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Moving On...i Hope

    after a number of relationships that ended for one reason or another, i DOVE in to a relationship with someone i had great feelings for. He moved here for me (mostly) and we both were very expressive about our strong feelings. shortly after, he met "her". He cheated...
    springfieldrocks springfieldrocks 21-25, F Aug 15, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Lost Child

    I have 7 siblings, i lived with all of them for the first 5 years of my life. We were taken away in 1963 and placed in foster care. I was placed with two of my brothers one 2 years older the other 2 years younger. the three of us were put with very nice people on a farm. We were...
    horses07 horses07 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    How to You Fix the Pain Instead of Block It

    Okay, so I want to get over my past. My past is filled with scars and lonlieness. Its filled with hurt and disperation. My dad used to beat us everyday when we were little, he threw a knife at my leg (I still have the scar) lifted my little sister up by the neck and cocked her...
    excutter excutter 22-25, F Jul 23, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Set Your Sight Forward... And Your Heart Will Follow.

    and then your thoughts, and little by little you will see that your life is actually moving forward, you will live new experiences which will create new memories and before you know it the past wont be on your mind so much and when you do think about it it wont hurt or even seem...
    BajaMon BajaMon 36-40, F 1 Response May 31, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    But its so hard, the road is

    so long and i need some help. What are some ideas or strategies i could use? I need some help
    lightshinerguider lightshinerguider 18-21, F Jun 17

    Your Response

    Cancel

    All I Can Do Is Move Foward

      My past.....Is not good. As a child I was abused in every way possible. I was neglected and abandoned by my mother. Not knowing my father. When I left my mothers house as a 17 yr old ,I screwed up big time. I was screwed up pretty good. I made some stupid decisions. I didn't...
    carolinia carolinia 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Part 2 of My Story

    know how I said I had a few guys in my past that i had feelings for. and then I got back with my hubby and I was happy and nothing could make me do anything to hurt my marriage or my hubby?? well speak of one of the devils...i got an email!!!!! here is a blurb...... I miss...
    irishwannabeky irishwannabeky 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My Classmate..

    It had been 2 years since I was left Alone by my special classmate , I had this guy, at first, we're enemies we'd been quarreling all they long since first year. He teased me as GAY,, he turns me Off everytime we'd met.. In fact I'd bitten him on his head by a badminton...
    Realthere Realthere 16-18 1 Response Jan 22, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Writer's Block

    I have never told any person of my past, and I'm still a little uncomfortable with tell everyone but, I am getting closer... so whenever I am ready I will rewright this page and, let you know it is a little disturbing so be prepared. I do know that if I talked to someone, my life...
    bloodmoon777 bloodmoon777 18-21, F Mar 8, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Sitting Like a Shadow In the Distance!

    I understand how it is to want to move on, what i don't understand is how to do it. Painfully obvious and looming are the memories from my past. I always start out by saying, "Today is the day, i bury my past!"  some how i can't escape. It follows me, taunts me...
    BOOHOO42 BOOHOO42 41-45, F 3 Responses May 18, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The Past

    I wish I could go back in time and change alot about my past. And God Knows I'd do alot of stuff different. I think that I've accepted that I'll never accept the things that happened in my past, and some stuff will haunt me for life. All I can do now is try to better my future...
    monicaxox monicaxox 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    A Letter From A Friend

    dragonofjapan Nov 19, 2011 9:25 AM I think someplace up here I wrote a story about me running away from home when I was 4. When my mother, sisters and nanny did not come out to bring me in and I waited for 3 or 4 hours, I decided I was both unloved and unloveable. I lived...
    veralynn veralynn 26-30, F Nov 19, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Feel Like...

    I feel like I am haunted by my past, like I can't escape it, some days, its easier to forget my past, and other days, its impossible to forget my past. I just want to get over my past, and be a normal person, who isn't scared of something bad happening, and a repeat of the past...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 29, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Id love to get over my past.

    I cant forget being molested at the age of 7 and 9. I keep having flash backs all the time. I went through alot of questioning with the police, and lawyer. They repeated there questions alot. I guess they thought I would change my story but never did. I was to see a counselor...
    momof3grls2014 momof3grls2014 31-35, F Jan 21

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Once You Forgive the People...

    Once you forgive the people or things that have wronged you in life and go on with your own life and its nice when there is no one living rent free in your mind.
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace 41-45, F Jul 5, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Who'dve Known....?

    I hate to admit I have a mental problem, it's managable because the trigger that indicates my problem is far away, which permits my ability to hid it. If my trigger were near I'd be in trouble. I'm a new Orleans evacuee and Katrina ruined and saved my life. It took my away from...
    HelpIAmObsessing HelpIAmObsessing 26-30 2 Responses Jun 21, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I promised myself that when I felt that I had truly overcame my disorder, that I would share my story with those that are currently suffering Let me give a little background...
    dnicolee dnicolee 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Now im way smarter with who i wanna be with in the past ive been hurt and im over that but now im just focusing on what is important to me like my music (:
    desitor desitor 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Eleanor and Franklin at the Public Library Chapter 1 Eleanor Roosevelt entered the library. Her hair swayed; she sauntered. Chapter 2 She walked past the librarians and the...
    flipper1966 flipper1966 56-60, M 5 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So I'm a little nervous about posting this here, but I guess I just felt the need to talk about it. I've had what I believe are some very vivid past life stuff, mainly what I talk...
    acerbuskeeper acerbuskeeper 18-21, T 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Actually, I used to pastor an entire church, not just the youth. But I am posting this experience from the EP app, and for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to add an...
    YourFriendRyan YourFriendRyan 36-40 2 Responses Aug 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My husband was in my first class ever in our clinical psychology masters program. I didn't actually meet him in class, but later on at a bar. I hadn't bought a car yet, having...
    MAT5629 MAT5629 41-45, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I need to stop dwelling over the past. The past is the past for a reason. As much as I would love to go back to the way it was its not possible. The past is the reason why I cannot...
    bbysxxm24 bbysxxm24 13-15, F Aug 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    “It's being here now that's important. There's no past and there's no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past...
    kingbs kingbs 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I met this girl when I was 20 years old. We are 30 now. There was a point in time when we used to have a lot of fun, but now, her friendship has become burdensome. I feel like a...
    HeartofReality HeartofReality 26-30, F Aug 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I lost my little brother to a heroin overdose two years ago. He was nineteen, only a year younger than me. I had no memory of a life without him. He was my best friend and we were...
    MonetChere MonetChere 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 17

    Your Response

    Cancel