If your therapist asks you for a memory from childhood and nothing comes to mind, that may mean you really have no memory. Alternatively, it may mean that your childhood was painful enough that your experiences were “repressed,” i.e. removed from conscious awareness. This is especially likely if you thought, as children often do, that you were to blame for the situation. One of your therapist’s primary jobs is to help you overcome this type of amnesia. The more you talk about the past, the more memories will return.