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im a screwup - February 2nd 2009, 09:20 PM

i did it again, except this time on my arm. ive been cutting myself everyday and i feel like im spiraling out of control. its all i think about. I feel like i cant stop!. I want to just Cut again. i dont know what to do, but i failed again.


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Re: im a screwup - February 2nd 2009, 09:22 PM

You didn't fail. It shows how strong you are that you quit to begin with.
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Re: im a screwup - February 2nd 2009, 09:28 PM

you didn't fail, and you certianly are not a screwup. everyone has slip ups, don't beat yourself up about it! that's now in the past. and its not about the past, it's about how you move on and stay positive from this point on. have you looked at the alternatives stickie? try to distract yourself from the urges. stay strong, you can do this.


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Re: im a screwup - February 2nd 2009, 11:16 PM

The first thing that will help is to stop panicking. The panicking is what continues to worsen the downward spiral. Even with all the thoughts and worries and what not that might be going through your head, take a second to breathe and clear your head. In those moments of calm or near-calm (whatever "calm" is like for you) there is no room for doubts or worries or self-criticisms. There is just you, in that very moment. And the truth will come to settle: you are okay.

The urges are really hard to stop; but you have the power to do it. You can do it, rosie. It may not seem like it now, but it's there waiting for you to trust yourself with being able to stop. Even if you don't really believe it 100%, even if you are just going out on a limb, it's the fact that you took the chance that really matters and really defines "trust." Keep holding on to whatever you can, and just keep looking upwards. You can stop. Just take the first step and take a chance to believe that you can.



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Re: im a screwup - February 3rd 2009, 09:49 AM

Rose, huni, u didnt fail.. setbacks happen. it happened to me. we just gotta start where we left off.. no such thing as failures. what can u learn from the experiences when u gave in and cut? what can u change? not the past, but for the future


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Re: im a screwup - February 3rd 2009, 01:40 PM

Hun, you didnt fail, the fact that you stopped first of all is a good start. We all slip up now and then, but over time, if you keep at it, you'll be ok. Just brush it off, and get back on the horse. I'm trying to stop self harm myself, and I still slip up, but just accept it and get back on with being self harm sober. =]
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Re: im a screwup - February 3rd 2009, 05:13 PM

i like what you said stacey. you've got a good head on your shoulder!!!


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Re: im a screwup - February 4th 2009, 07:23 AM

Thanks Katie. I just believe that to be true. It works for me. I mean, wat's done is done, you cant take it back so just focus on what to do next, and try keep a positive frame of mind, I know that's not exactly that easy but just try to avoid negative situations. If you wanna talk, feel free to PM if you wish. Good Luck xxx
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