Confronting the Past: Why Talking Helps

Talking about the past is often hard, especially when one’s past is littered with pain and unpleasant memories. People often ask: “what good is it to sit around and dwell on the past when there’s nothing I can do to change it? Shouldn’t I just move on with my life?” It’s a legitimate question, and one that deserves an answer. One common belief is that talking about “negative” events, such...