"Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward." ~C.S. Lewis
Questions to Ponder:
What do you need to let go of in order to move forward? Just because your past tells a story, it doesn't mean that your present and future need to be shaped by it. You can take the learning, but let the painful experience go. In order to do that, you need to stop talking about it in a dis-empowering way.