We tend to see through rose colored glasses quite often when remembering our past, so it isn’t always easy for a therapist to uncover an unfiltered memory. That “sugarcoating” is an emotional necessity to some degree and may be evolutionarily adaptive.
I think you will really enjoy this Ted Talk by Elizabeth Loftus on the reliability of your memory and on false memory: https://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_loftus_the_fiction_of_memory (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
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