Thing a Day
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Thing a Day

Why You Remember Things Your Abuser Doesn’t

A brief rundown of why, when someone hurts you, they probably don’t remember it.

Photo by Slavcho Malezanov on Unsplash

I have a tumultuous relationship with my father. On the one hand, he helped me survive high school in a very literal way. On the other hand, we are very, very different people with clashing personalities. At the moment, I don’t talk to him, and I don’t plan…

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Matthew Maniaci

Matthew Maniaci

Living with and talking about mental illness in an open, honest way to help break down stigma. I was one of those suicidal kids you read about. He/him/his.