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Memories coming back o.O - July 29th 2015, 04:24 AM

I'm not sure what to do now. For the first time I have finally been able to reflect to my past and remember some things that happened. I remember one sibling laying their hands on me, I remember another one going to a jail for children under 18. I remember being called awful things the one that still stands out is being called a 'failed abortion'. I remember being called fat and needed to lose weight. I remember idolizing someone who I viewed as person then engaged in eating disorder behaviors. I remember being threatened and looking on the internet reading someone posted they hoped I'd die.

Now, I'm not sure what to do with the memories. I see a therapist but I feel she's say "you have no reason to feel the way you do, at least you weren't sexually assaulted ext..."
   
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Re: Memories coming back o.O - July 29th 2015, 05:06 AM

You do have a reason to be struggling. It can be tough to remember things about your past and I'm sorry to hear that you're going through this. Your therapist shouldn't downplay what you're going through because that would be unprofessional of her. Her job is to listen and to assist you in any way that she can and I think you should consider telling her about what you're remembering. Consider writing your memories down and giving them to her if talking about them is too hard for you.

In the meantime, I think you should write about your memories so they aren't locked inside your mind. Journal about them, blog about them, say them out loud, or do whatever you have to do to release them in a healthy way.


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Re: Memories coming back o.O - July 29th 2015, 05:40 PM

Your therapist has no right to tell you that you have no reason to feel the way you do, because you do! Even if you weren't sexually assaulted, you still have your reasons for feeling the way you do right now, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. If you feel like she isn't being helpful, I suggest finding someone else to talk to if that is possible.
   
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Re: Memories coming back o.O - July 29th 2015, 09:48 PM

I honestly think that your therapist responded in a bay way. They have no right to say what you should or shouldn't be affected by and that must have been hard for you too. You have every right for these memories to affect you and upset you and I can relate to that too. Is there another trusted adult that you can go to talk to about the things that are on your mind? I know talking can be scary especially when you have had someone respond badly to you but people do love and care about you want want to help you. You can always talk to us about it too. We're here to listen, not to judge.

I know some of the others have said writing things down might be helpful but I really want to encourage you to give this a go. Writing has saved my life at times because it's gotten things out of my system instead of letting them build up, you know? Don't let these memories build up. Write them out and see if it helps. Its just an idea!

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