Recently, Adam Santo wrote a piece about child abuse and what those memories of abuse did for him. Here is an excerpt from his blog post:
Why do we shut out the truth to bring vivification to a fancifully developed life? My mother has told me some of my earlier memories are fouled by my desire to believe they happened differently. I find myself denying those buried memories, but that doesn’t justify what I can recall of my abusive childhood. What happened is something I’d rather not repeat with my children.