Past relationships, choices and injustices can settle on every aspect of life like a wave of volcanic ash, however, this trick has always helped me uproot painful moments and I hope it will help guide you towards a brighter, more promising future:
In the past, when someone wronged me, I would feel an intense urge to seek revenge. But, ultimately I decided that's not the person I want to be. I admit, trying to right old wrongs can be satisfying in the moment, but its hardly conducive to moving forward, and can sometimes pull you into a deeper sort of emotional quicksand. So my trick for eliminating painful memories is to write them down on a piece of paper, light a match and set them on fire. There's just something so freeing about watching those heavy burdens literally go up in smoke.
What are your tips for dealing with painful moments? I'd love to hear about them!