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Letting The Past Go

When everyone advises you to leave the past behind and concentrate on the future, it is not always so easy.  The past is a great part of who we are now and very hard to forget if it haunts you at times.  Some things are very hard to get past no matter how hard you try.  I know relationship wise what has happened in the past but it is so difficult today with all the new technology i.e., phones, computers, etc.,  and so much is hidden even though you know it is going on.  That makes it even worse.  The problem is having people in your life you can trust.  I am decent, loving and a trustworthy person and let personal issues affect my life more than I should.  I am working on that and need peace in my life desperately instead of continuous drama with Peter Pan type people who refuse to grow up, or know-it-all people who are more screwed up than you are.  Everyone is a psychologist, right?  I have also noticed that the people who try to give you the most advice never take their own and they can't take responses that do not agree with theirs.  I want to SHARE dialog and not have to spend  so much time listening to lectures about how people think you should run your life rather than ever taking the time to just listen when you need it the most.  The past is definitely prologue!
ru4real2 ru4real2 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2012

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Agreed, had the same discussion with my fiancee a little while ago. She accused me of "living in the past" after I tried to explain how I was feeling by telling one of the tales (okay, so I do tend to waste people's time with my "sea stories" -- what can I say, I'm a squid). <br />
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We are formed by the path we have traveled -- that makes us all unique, and deserving of appreciation as we are, unfiltered by the masks of social convention.

Thank you so much for your response. You are a fine and articulate writer and I always look forward to what you have to say. Stay in touch and I love the sea so those stories are always enjoyed because I live near the mountains which I love as well. I especially love the "squid part". You should use that somewhere in your contact name. Thanks again and I wish you and your fiancee all the best in the future. Take care and God bless.