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Telling someone. - January 14th 2009, 06:35 PM

I really want to tell one of my friends that I used to self-harm. I don't even know why. I saw that she has TWLOHA as one of her pages on facebook, and I just got an urge to tell her. I don't think she'd react too badly seeing as I'm trying (and succeeding) to quit [and it's been a month the 16].

But, I seem that it's not worth it. Like, why does it matter that I self-harmed? Why would I tell her? Why would she care if I don't anymore?
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Re: Telling someone. - January 14th 2009, 06:43 PM

well if you think it will help to tell her then i think it's a good idea. then afterall if you ever do have any times where you're struggling and wanting to self harm at least you know you have someone who knows about it and can help you. it can often help to tell someone because its like a weight off your shoulders and you don't feel like you're hiding it anymore. it's great that you've gone so long without self harming though, well done! stay strong and keep smiling. :]

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Re: Telling someone. - January 14th 2009, 07:08 PM

heres my personal philosophy, if they ask, tell them.

if it comes up in conversation, be open about it.
Self injury is nothing to be ashamed of, and your a strong person to have overcome it (or still battle it).

our scars remind us, how bad things can get, and how we can survive no matter what.
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Re: Telling someone. - January 15th 2009, 01:02 PM

Like Becky said,be open about it.
But if you trust them and want them to know then that's a great step forwards.It will help a lot to take the weight off you.
Ask yourself if your prepared for the way they might react.They will either be supportive or will react badly.Because most people don't know much about self harm some might be slightly alienated and unsure of how to react.
Just keep calm and I'm sure everything will go well
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