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Confused about Intent - October 13th 2009, 02:21 AM

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I used to cut. A lot. I did it all throughout high school and have been completely clean for about five months consecutively this year. I still get urges to self-harm again, though. It's pretty hard, I guess, because I don't really have anyone to talk to. Most of my friends know and my parents know, but none of them really know what to say. Most of them, when I tell them I'm triggered, just try to distract me with jokes. But you need more than that, right? Sometimes you just need to talk it through.

So I went and visited my high school teachers today. I just kind of had the urge to tell them about what's going on. To confide in them as a friend and see if they could just be someone I could talk to. I've been doing that a lot lately. Thinking about people and wondering what it would be like to tell someone and talk to them about it. To have someone actually TALK BACK about it to me.

I'm confused with myself. Is this just some petty cry for attention, so someone can feel sorry for me? Or is it just because I want someone to actually respond to what I'm saying and be a friend?
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Re: Confused about Intent - October 13th 2009, 02:59 AM

What you're feeling is perfectly natural, and you shouldn't feel bad about it. And yes, talking it through is quite often a good idea.

If you want, my pm box is open. Or if you have someone else in mind, I say go for it, and talk it out.

By the way, five months is stunning. Congratulations. = ]

And I think what you're feeling is a normal desire for help, and for understanding, not a cry for attention. I think it's a silent cry for help. Good luck. *hugs*


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