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How to Make Peace With the Past

How to Make Peace With the Past

There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may shortchange the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.

By Psychology Today Contributors published May 3, 2022 – last reviewed on July 25, 2022

Confront What You Learned to Avoid

It’s not past experience that keeps people stuck but the habits
developed to cope with it.
 By Noam Shpancer, Ph.D.

“The past is never gone. It is not even past” wrote William Faulkner. The statement may be truest with regard to past adversity. Negative events echo loudly inside our psychic architecture.

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