I was in an emotionally abusive marriage for 7 years. I got a divorce and 11 months later was diagnosed with Complex PTSD. It's been a very long journey to heal. Every now and then, something will happen that will trigger me and remind me of my past- a song, a smell, a situation... Last April I went through a session of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and he had me imagine putting all my trauma in boxes, blowing it up, then walking across a bridge to my future. The bridge and the saying on The Past is Over strap and Pearl are the absolute perfect reminder when I need it most.