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yes, no, yes... - February 23rd 2009, 08:22 PM

I want to so so much.
The razor's right there.
But I've managed two weeks SH free.
And I don't want to mess that up.
But I want to cut so much.
I hate this.
I feel so... unsafe?
I'm not sure what's going to happen.

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Re: yes, no, yes... - February 23rd 2009, 10:20 PM

Hey Faye. Congratulations on going on for two whole weeks without SH, that's really good =)

If you really feel you have to cut... there's always a number of alternatives to try, for me, I find running my hands under ice cold water always sort of helps me calm down, but you can find loads more at the alternatives to SH sticky

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Re: yes, no, yes... - February 23rd 2009, 10:38 PM

Hi Faye!

Remember to breathe okay? Take a few deep breaths. Then go DO something! Distract yourself by going for a walk, getting out of the room, doing whatever.

Another thing that works really well for me is remembering how much I hate the guilt I feel after slipping up. I picture everything happening that week, how frustrating it will be to have to hide the new cuts, how much I hate what I just did.

One last suggestion is to write the names of people you love on your arm (or wherever you usually cut). It is impossible to make a mark when you think about the person beneath it.

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Re: yes, no, yes... - February 23rd 2009, 11:11 PM

Hi. Kudos for going two weeks. That's awesome. Try to find a distraction. Listen to music, write a poem, do a puzzle, whatever you enjoy. Stay strong. (:
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Re: yes, no, yes... - February 25th 2009, 10:48 AM

Hey faye!! First off congrats for doing 2 week SH free =].. thats great going. I know the urge is strong but you gotta try fight through it. Try some alternatives [ you can find a great list of them in the SH forum] or try reading or writing or listening to music.
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