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Urges are back - August 14th 2012, 03:01 AM

I've been fine for quite a while, I'd say months, and I've been really happy lately. Self harm has barely even crossed my mind. But my friend brought up my old habits, just out of concern and wanting to know how I was doing, and we had an entire conversation, and since it's been on my mind constantly again. I don't feel sad, I still feel ok, but I can't stop thinking about it and just wanting to try it again, just missing the feeling. Is this normal if I'm not even sad?


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Re: Urges are back - August 14th 2012, 09:52 AM

Self injury can be addicting. Sometimes there's not a real reason. If you talked to your friend about it before could you tell him/her what's going on with you? Make sure you check out the alternatives thread here. Try to stay busy. Read a book, listen to music, write. You can do this. Hang in there!


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Re: Urges are back - August 20th 2012, 05:17 PM

Hey there. I know exactly how you feel. I've been SH free now for about 6 weeks. Since having a conversation with a friend of mine about it recently, SH has been constantly on my mind too. Like you, I keep getting the urge to relapse (but I'm staying strong at the moment).

Like it's been said, SH is addictive, so perhaps that's the only reason why we're getting these urges again. I've been feeling much much better these past couple of weeks too, so I understand that getting the urge to cut again is worrying, and if I think too much about it it scares the heck out of me.

I know that it's going to be hard, but with any addiction there are testing moments - alcoholics face the struggle, drug addicts get it too. I'm certain that we're both going to be able to get through this long-term, I believe in you and I believe in me, but we just have to stay strong and remember why we decided to face recovery in the first place. If you ever want to talk, please PM me. If I can't stop myself from relapsing, I sure as hell want to help you.
   
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