false memory is when you overthink something to the point where you add details to the memory that were never there. you overthink it so much that you don’t know what is false and what is real.
you create your own memories.
How do you work through that? I just recently had this type of theme for the first time and I find it extremely uncomfortable:(
it’s the hardest theme i struggle with. i’ve been struggling a straight month with this. the only way to work through it is to stop thinking. the more you analyze and try to remember, the more powerful it becomes. in order to conquer it, we have to accept the thoughts and the uncertainty no matter how hard it is.
For me it manifested as waking up from a very vivid nightmare, and feeling like it was real/a "repressed memory". Then it led to a spiral of whether it was real, how to determine with certainty whether it's real, and what does it mean that I would have a thought like that - repeated over and over.