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I don't even know anymore... - August 15th 2017, 12:38 PM

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I feel like an ungrateful brat. My life is crap at the moment but I know there are so many people worse than me. I used my [edited]to stab myself. I was clean for about 4 months and now I ruined it. I feel like I'm crashing but I also feel that I don't have a right to. My sister is getting worse again so I give her extra hugs incase it's her last. My dad has to change jobs so we can get enough money to fix basic things needed in our house (water, electricity, security) which means we won't be able to see him as much. I'm trying to get a job so I can keep going to my school but my parents insisted I shouldn't worry about that at my age. It sucks but its definitely not the worst thing to happen. Every day I can feel I'm a second closer to cutting again. I really don't want to spiral back into all that crap. I don't know what to do. I guess I will just go by a quote that seems to be relevant.
No matter how you feel. Get up. Dress up. Show up. And never give up.

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Re: I don't even know anymore... - August 15th 2017, 05:45 PM

Hey Amy! Thanks for coming to TH about this. I know its hard, but maybe instead of cutting your could try alternatives? Or try to find out what is causkng you to cut, and fix that. Im sorry about your sister, but its good your there for her. Maybe you should get her a therapist? Getting a job is a good way to get your mind off the urges to cut. Stay strong! <lots of hugs>
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PS: you are not an ungrateful brat. You are struggling. People might have it worse but that doesn't mean your pain is any less valid. Also you might want to take out the part on how you self harm because I think its against Teenhelps Code Of Conduct.

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Re: I don't even know anymore... - August 18th 2017, 12:41 PM

As it has been said you are definitely not an ungrateful brat. I know it is easy to compare yourself to others but know that when you do that, you never really get a fair comparison because everyone's lives and circumstances are so different. What you're feeling and what you're going through is completely valid no matter what other people are dealing with.

You said you hadn't cut in a little while. What has been helping you stay self-harm free for this time? Maybe you could use those same alternatives or look for new ones to keep your mind busy.This thread has many alternatives that you can try if you're interested.

It seems like you're going through a lot at home right now and those things are making you want to self-harm. Maybe you could consider talking to someone you trust so you can get support with how you're feeling. If not, you could blog or journal so you still have an outlet.

If you're struggling with the fear of cutting again, maybe you can tell yourself that you cannot control how you feel but you can control how you react. Meaning, that you may be struggling but you can use different alternatives to try to prevent yourself from self-harming.

You can do this.

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