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post #21 of 22
Same here: i have about 20 journals and cant decide what i'll do with them! I used to write when i was sad or angry and also when i was a teen and beggining to experience with my sexualitty, so they are really intimate and i would like to keep them private. I dont feel like burning them even though i get really nostalgic whenever i read them. I completely trust my mom and dad with them and i'm sure that they wouldn't read them, but my wife might. She respects my space andprivacy but if i died its possible she would like to read what i wrote about us because sshe's just too sentimental. I currently keep then loocked. I have no suggestions for you!eyesroll.gif
post #22 of 22
I can relate to the idea of wanting to remember what it was like as a teen so I can understand my kids better. I keep mine because of that and because I like to have a record of some of my exact feelings. I forget them until I go back and read them. I'm trying to decide if remembering is important.

I don't currently journal so I'm just dealing with teen writings. I've culled some of the hurtful or embarrassing parts.

Mostly I worry about the possibility of destroying something and regretting it 10 or 40 years down the road. When I'm really old will I enjoy looking at these things and sensing those old feelings? Should I?
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