Relating to my last blog post about boundaries, when you make a conscious and concerted effort to rid yourself of a pattern, you'll attract it for the last time and watch it disappear from your life for good once you make the decision to NOT tolerate it.
This takes mindfulness. Notice why whatever it is feels familiar to you and face it head on. Or you will keep attracting it over and over.
For instance, I had a period where I was really struggling with boundaries and wanted this pattern to be cleared. For the next several days, even a week, my boundaries were constantly tested everywhere I went. I didn't pass the test however, because I never addressed it. It wasn't until a man at a coffee shop came up to me and kept asking me for something even though I refused to acknowledge him. Finally, I had enough, looked him dead in the eye and said "No."
He stopped. And then all boundary violations during that period stopped too.
In this vein, you'll see that you'll often attract situations and people to clear whatever it is you're repressing. For instance, if you are angry or frustrated, you'll often find that every situation that day is going to piss you off until you deal with your anger and it comes OUT. In the end it's just energy that needs to be released.