You try to avoid thinking about certain painful memories or feelings, hoping that they will just vanish if you avoid them. 
But. They don’t. They just build up, and, eventually, you are forced to think about them. 
And then you are a mess. 
So. Don’t skirt around the messy topics. Deal with them as soon as you can.
And. Never forget that it will get better. 

You try to avoid thinking about certain painful memories or feelings, hoping that they will just vanish if you avoid them. 

But. They don’t. They just build up, and, eventually, you are forced to think about them. 

And then you are a mess. 

So. Don’t skirt around the messy topics. Deal with them as soon as you can.

And. Never forget that it will get better.