Forgiving and Forgetting----ha

How can you forget something that is traumatic for you? Don't tell me "just don't think about it." Yea, like that's gonna help a lot. How am I supposed to just completely ignore an experience like that? How can I forget something that's a part of me? If I forgot the past I would make the same mistakes over and over again. Yes, sometimes I wish I could completely block it out of my mind, but I don't need someone telling me to do something I already wish I could do. Try telling someone who has been molested to forget the past. Yea, that's what I thought

yisrael yisrael
18-21, F
3 Responses Mar 2, 2009

But you will only harm yourself if you keep remembering it. You are not doing any harm to the person who causes the trauma. (doesnt mean that you should retaliate)

When people say things like that, I'm guessing it's because they have no other advice

I know exactly what you mean. I went though a very traumatic experience in my life as well that affects me to this day. People tell me to forget about it and move on, well it's not that easy.