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My pleasure. However, I am not Chinese. I just use the name ChangCheng which a friend gave me, which is really 常诚 and not the Great Wall!
I'm actually from Australia, and I was in China until recently, mostly teaching English. I'm now overseas, but I hope to come back to China some time in the future. Meanwhile, I am trying to learn Chinese myself, so I can understand very well your difficulties in learning a second language:-)
Learning any language is the same. Every language has its own difficulties and idiosyncrasies. If you wish to learn the language, you have to accept it as it is. That is why a child can learn a language so easily. The child doesn't question anything; it just accepts every thing. But adults tend to question and reject many things. "Why is this like that, why is that like this, in my language this is so simple, why is it so complicated in this language", etc. It is this rejection that makes it so hard to learn a language.
Obviously, if your mind is constantly rejecting the new language, then nothing is going to stay in your mind, and you feel that you cannot remember anything. The first thing to do, therefore, is to learn to accept everything about the language unconditionally, like a child. You can ask questions to understand it better, of course. But don't question it with an attitude of rejection. The same rules apply to me too when I try to learn Chinese. Good luck with your English.