Later it was established that, in the same fashion as the body, each mind also has a rate at which it recovers from stress and trauma.
Today I found out how long I needed to recover from such a stressful event: 9 months and 4 days.
I didnt intend on working on that issue of mine, I didnt even think about it, but somehow, in the middle of a conversation about it, I discovered that I was ready to confront it again, thus proving to myself that I had finally made the last step towards a complete recovery: facing the past head on.
I believe that no therapy or deep introspection would have better prepared me for the realization, it just kind of happened. I guess that my mind had been slowly cooking the idea in my head up till this point and today was the great reveal.
It was a strange feeling, a different feeling, freedom in a weird way, no more chains holding me to the past, instad I have the futur to look forward to and I can imagine myslf freely talking about it.