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Unhappy For the First Time in a Year - August 31st 2012, 04:54 PM

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Hey, guys. It's been a little more than a year since I last cut myself. But, last night, I ended that streak. I don't know what came over me. Suddenly, it was like everything seemed so hopeless, so dark. I thought, "It's just one more time. No one will have to know."


I went to sleep and when I woke up this morning, I felt completely disappointed in myself. It's been a struggle to go this long without cutting myself and I've just started trusting myself to use sharp knives and such. I thought I was stronger than this. It's been hard, but I've managed to keep my depression in check.


Cutting myself last night felt.... relieving. But I know that falling back into bad habits isn't good. I just needed to tell someone and I needed to get advice.


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Re: For the First Time in a Year - August 31st 2012, 05:46 PM

First well done for going a year without cutting its a big achievement!

Second dont put yourself down too much you did really well cutting is an hard habit to break from. Some people may go ages and then cut again. Just out that time behind you and carry on trying to stay self harm free I'm always here to talk


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Re: For the First Time in a Year - August 31st 2012, 10:00 PM

First of all, congratulations on going one year without cutting. That's so amazing. You're incredibly strong. You made it through that whole year and nothing can change that. It happened. You can make it that long again and then even more.
Recovering from self injury isn't as simple as just stopping. You have relapses and setbacks and it's up and down, and that's okay. I went two and a half years without cutting and recently went through a bunch of stuff and relapsed. It just happens. You have to learn not to get so down on yourself because of it. You are strong. You made it a whole year! You are so strong.
It's great that you already realize that you don't want to fall back into your old habits again. Make sure you check out the alternatives thread here.
Sorry I don't really know what to say. I just wanted you to know that you're not alone and also that you're so much stronger than you feel you are.
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