Repression

Repressed memories are those memories you "pretend" not to remember. The longer you pretend to have forgotten them the more convinced you become that these, often, horrible memories are forgotten.

 

The issue is that they are still there and still influence you, accessing these memories helped me to acknowledge that bad and horrible things happened to me and that these things should be dealt with and processed.

 

The Process can be painful, I got visual flashbacks as a result but those went away after proper processing.