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I broke a few days ago. I'm now only 2 days clean.

I was two years.

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Re: ... - October 30th 2017, 11:24 PM

Hi there,

I'm sorry to hear that you've relapsed. I've relapsed quite a few times, and it's never easy. All you can do is take it one day at a time. Do whatever you did the first time, and do it again. You can do this! I'm also going to move this to the Self Harm forum as I feel you'll get more support there. Best of luck.



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Re: ... - October 30th 2017, 11:54 PM

I'm sorry to hear you've had a relapse. The important thing is to take it one day at a time and try not to think too much of having been at a couple years when you relapsed. Recovery is an on-going thing, it doesn't stop the last time you self-harm.
   
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Re: ... - October 31st 2017, 12:06 AM

Hey Miles,

First of all I want to say that going two years without self-harming, I know how hard that is.

Relapsing is all apart of recovery. Don't focus on what you have lost, focus on things minute by minute. It is okay that you relapsed. I was 4 years cut free and then relapsed and 7 years later I am just now 6 months cut free. My point to this is that it may take a while but it will happen.

I suggest that you check out this thread it has alternatives to self-harm.

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Re: ... - October 31st 2017, 12:15 AM

Hi,

I am so sorry that you are having a hard time right now. Please don't be too hard on yourself. I know that you are upset about this, but it's going to be ok. If you can try and find things that will help you be ok. You can go for a walk and if you like you can have music on to help you be ok. Also you can put on a funny movie or TV show to help get you're mind off of this. Try getting you mind off of this and if you can keep yourself busy you will not think about it at that time. I hope that you start to feel a little bit better soon.
   
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Re: ... - November 1st 2017, 01:27 PM

Hey,

I know how disappointing it can be to have a relapse especially when you have gone so long without self harm. However, as stated, relapses happen. The one piece of advice I can give is to not beat yourself up about this, too much, because it will make it more difficult for you to get back to a place where you can try and go without self harm.

I had a relapse back in 2015 and had been self harm free for about 2 and a half years. It was definitely a really crappy thing to have happen, I disliked myself for it and I fell into the cycle of self harm. However, I was able to, slowly, get back to a place where I no longer feel the urge to self harm and I have been clean for over a year. I think that you could get back to that place as well.

The best thing you could consider doing is figuring out what led to the relapse. If you can work on identifying the things that triggered the relapse than you might be able to work on resolving those issues or finding tools to cope with them.

I hope that things get better for you and if you need anything feel free to message me.


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