I can clearly remember my boyfriend in my home chasing me up the stairs because I wanted to use his iPad in my room but he didn’t approve. Then I remember him shaking the cat to intimidate me and yanking me away from my bedroom window when I tried to escape. I remember all of the fear too.
But when I really examine that memory there are A LOT of discrepancies.
For example I remember being a child of about 8 years old. At that time I didn’t even know my boyfriend. And he certainly was not an adult like I remember because he is only one year older than me now.
iPads were also not out when I was 8 years old. (2003)
And the cat I mentioned is the cat I expect to be fostering in the next couple weeks. Meaning that this is a cat I haven’t even met yet. Also that this cat wasn’t even alive at that time.
And most obviously my boyfriend is not my dad.
Why do I remember this and how can I tell which memories are real and which ones are false???
It’s not like I can fact check with someone else because it involves abuse.