When I was fairly young, a friend molested and bullied me. A few years ago, I remembered a glimpse of the event. Since then, I feel safer when I'm around guys, and I prefer them over girls to be my friends. I don't like being touched; it could be almost anything that makes me feel extremely uncomfortable - whether it's a hand on my shoulder or someone poking me in the sides.
However, I'm usually a good judge of character, because with the few people I feel can be trusted, I'm very affectionate. Now that I'm an adult, I wonder if there are more repressed memories of the abuse during my childhood. How do I recover the rest of the memories?
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I'd recommend treating the symptoms rather than trying to recall repressed memories. It's a pretty sketchy science and hasn't been confirmed to be accurate. However, treating current reactions to stimulus and thoughts is proven to be very effective.1