Car Accident: how do I get over it?

I got into a car accident a year and a half ago and I'm still not over it. My car was completely wrecked. It was somewhat my fault and I just can't stop thinking about it. My best friend was in the car with me. We were both okay. The people in the other car had a broken leg, wrist, and hip. I just feel so guilty about this. I keep saying what if it was even worse? What if I killed someone in the accident? I can't deal with this anymore. I think about it ALL the time. I even still have nightmares about it. Any ideas of how I can get over this?

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If your insurance company will allow it, write the injured parties a letter of apology.

Trust me, I was also in an accident which was the other driver's fault, and that would have gone a long way with me.

I also suggest you look at it as a learning experience. You state that it was almost entirely your fault. Okay, so you made a mistake. Have you LEARNED from your mistake? Are you likely to repeat it?

If not, then you can consider yourself lucky in more ways than one.

First of all, you didn't kill anyone. Second of all, you injured people - but did not cripple anyone for life.

Could it have been worse? Absolutely. You could have killed someone. In fact, you could have killed yourself - and then how would you be here to share what you have learned with others?

Use what happened as a learning experience for yourself and for others. Teach people what NOT to do - and help prevent a replay of the accident you caused.

Take care,


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Well it is advisable for you to seek the help of a psychologist to get over that trauma you are experiencing.
  Actually, your experiencing is just normal since that

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