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oh this is NOT fun. - September 17th 2009, 02:00 AM

two weeks i have had these urges and two weeks i have held on because i DO NOT NOT NOT want to ruin 71 DAYS of being self-harm free. I know temptations are a normal part of life but oh how i want to walk to that room and grab that stupid blade that doesn't even belong to me.... i wish i could throw it away but i'm sure my mom would wonder where it went....

so last night i wrote a whole list of why i don't want to cut but i'm not finding it helpful and i know if i give in i'm going to have to tell him because "i'm ur accountablility person, sooo if you do it you have to tell me," ugh, i don't want to upset esp. not now since one of the biggest times of his life is abou to go down.

i just don't know.

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Re: oh this is NOT fun. - September 17th 2009, 03:54 AM

Hi there,
That is SO awesome that you have gone so long without self-injuring. I am so proud of you - what an accomplishment! And I'm very glad you don't want to ruin those 71 days.
One thing that helps me is thinking of the consequences of cutting. Yeah, I would be relieved for about ten seconds, but then it would hurt, I would start crying, I would regret it and I would have another cut to explain and another scar to deal with. It's not fun at all, and I am assuming you'll have the same regrets, as many people do.
You can just talk to someone when you feel the urge to distract yourself - friends, family, teachers. I'm always here if you'd like to private message or e-mail me.
Keep it up! Keep your head held high!
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Re: oh this is NOT fun. - September 19th 2009, 05:39 AM

Hey, Cassie.
I know it's been a couple days, but still.. Congrats on 71 days!!! Even if you slipped since then, that's still SO amazing and something to be proud of. You can get farther than that, I know it.
There's a whole thread of alternatives to cutting that you should definitely check out. There's pages and pages of them. It can be kind of overwhelming, and you might try a few out and they won't work. But the good thing is, there are so many things to try. Stick with it. You'll find some alternative or distraction that works for you.

Some things that help me? I go and sit in the same room as a friend or family member. Even if I don't talk to them about it, just having them close by keeps me from doing anything harmful. I take a piece of paper and rip it into tiny bits. Or the five minute game. Which is, you just keep telling yourself: "I'm not going to cut for five minutes." And then when that five minutes is up, renew your goal. Take it one little time period at a time. Little by little.

Also, I'm here if you ever need me. I check my email about twenty times a day lol so you can message me and I'll get it and respond as soon as possible. Speaking for everyone here on TH, we're here for you. <3

With hope,
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