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Unhappy Giving in - September 1st 2013, 05:06 AM

For a while now I have been activley trying to stop my SH, and at first I could never stop for very long, then a couple months ago I can up with a plan to help myself. I started a project where I would make an origami crane for everyday that I didn't cut and if I did I would have to start over, and it worked really well! I know it may seem childish but seeing my progress, and rewarding myself everyday (even if the reward was only a handmade paper crane) really helped me calm down enough to think things through and not act on impulse. There where almost 100 cranes in my little box before I got into a bad argument with my dad, though it wasnt so much an argument as him yelling at me an me shutting out emotionally (I haven't cried in front of him, or anyone else, since I was eight). It had just seemed like one of those days where everyone was one my case when I was already in an emotionaly unstable mood; I had made it clear I was upset and that I didn't want to be bothered but for some reason this just seems to make some members of my family push even harder. And so I gave in, I cut myself agian even after trying everything I could think of to calm myself down, but for some reason I just couldn't. I got so angry at myself afterwards that I went out into the backyard and burned all my little paper cranes. Now I don't know what to do I'm just so exausted and so guilty I don't feel like even getting out of bed anymore.
   
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Re: Giving in - September 1st 2013, 05:14 AM

100 cranes is something to be proud of! That's about three months, congrats! We're all human, and it's normal to slip up sometimes. That's okay. 100 cranes is proof that you definitely can get to that point again. It's okay to relapse. Try not to be too hard on yourself, okay? You can do this, I believe in you. You even reached out to us and that's a great thing! Feel free to message me if you need anything.


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Re: Giving in - September 2nd 2013, 03:53 AM

That is a very creative way to reward yourself. I really like that idea.

Relapses happen. It's normal.
And like Cassie said, 100 cranes is something to be proud of. Keep on going. Pick yourself back up again and continue making cranes. I know you can beat self harm. 100 days is proof of it I know it's hard now, but if you keep on trying, things will get better. Stay strong<3
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