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I promise I'm not going to hurt myself. Anyone else want to join? - August 16th 2012, 10:03 AM

I want to hurt myself really bad right now, but if there is one thing I HATE, it's breaking a promise. Hence, the creation of this thread.
I promise to anybody reading this sentence, that no matter how much I want to, I will not hurt myself.
Anyone wanna join me in this promise?
   
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Re: I promise I'm not going to hurt myself. Anyone else want to join? - August 16th 2012, 05:40 PM

Hey there,

It's great that you've figured out something which may help you kick SH once and for all! I'm sure that this will help other people as well, but I want to say that sometimes relapses happen in the recovery process. For anyone who makes this promise, don't feel even worse if a relapse happens just because you promised people. Sure, SH is awful, and it's not a good thing to do, but if it happens, it's not a reason to be put off. Recovery happens in stages, and for some it's harder and slower than others. Just keep at it.

I hope that made sense. :3 Good luck. <3
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Re: I promise I'm not going to hurt myself. Anyone else want to join? - August 17th 2012, 01:21 AM

I agree with Hollie. It's great that you came up with this as a solution to beating self harm, and it was very thoughtful of you to share it with everyone here I'm the same way about promises and I hate breaking them too. But like Hollie said, relapses are part of recovery (even if you promise-I did and I still gave in) so if you do end up breaking this promise, don't hate yourself for it. Forgive yourself and try again. Great idea though and I hope it helps!


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Re: I promise I'm not going to hurt myself. Anyone else want to join? - August 17th 2012, 01:31 AM

Really great idea for a thread and I hope that people join you in promising not to SH.
However, I will be honest and say I cannot join this.
I've promised before to not hurt myself and I have and I now have decided never to promise to anyone that I will not hurt myself because I have no idea what is going to happen in the future so I do not know if something will trigger me and I will give in. I do not want to promise I will not do something to myself if I have no idea if I will again or not because that would hurt both the other person and myself.
I hope this helps you and someone else somewhere though; keep staying strong and fighting SH, you can win!!
I'm here if you ever need someone to talk to as well.


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Re: I promise I'm not going to hurt myself. Anyone else want to join? - August 17th 2012, 04:32 AM

I've had many relapses since my recovery almost a month ago,I ever had one today.No SH is involved in them though,only ever thoughts of it.But now when my teeth reaches my skin by accident,I don't think of it the way I used to.
I haven't done SH in almost 2 months.
But I do promises,I will try with all my power to make sure I don't do it again.
   
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