For me, I've let myself feel about what's happening in my life right now and the threads of memory from way back in the past start to emerge. The way I see it is when our primarily caregivers disconnect from their emotions to cope with life problems, we as children experience trauma. That's because we are emotionally neglected and abandoned in those moments. This is equivalent to being in the deep jungle with an experienced guide who falls asleep while the predators surround us. We are left open and left to deal with the terror of that. Often the only choice is some kind of disassociation. So it makes sense that we might have trouble remembering.Just finished THE MYTH OF SANITY. A very sobering book with some very extreme problems. I didn't suffer any childhood abuse as described but feel I do have some very strong feelings from my my younger years. When I get certain feelings or a flashback ,for the life of me, I cannot remember any of the details involved and it's those details I feel I really need to remember. It's very frustrating as I think actual remembering of those is the key.