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Addicted - December 9th 2010, 05:08 AM

I have been cutting for about a year and a half. When I started I thought it was the best thing in the world and that I never wanted to stop. One day, about a month after I started doing it, my mom saw one of the cuts, because the arms of my sweatshirt were pulled up just enough for some one to see and I didn't notice. She asked me what it was I covered by saying that my cat scratched me and she said she believed me, but she was using that tone people get when they don't really believe some one you know. So I figured I would stop for a while and let those cuts heal up. Once they did I just didn't cut anymore, because I forgot I guess. One day I had another really bad day and I started again and have been cutting ever since. I want to stop, but at the same time, I don't want to stop. I need this, but at the same time I hate it. I am psychologically, physically, and emotionally addicted to cutting. There is no other way to put it.
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Re: Addicted - December 14th 2010, 11:27 PM

Hey,
I've cut for 5 years now so believe me when I say that I know how addicting it can be. As I'm sure you've come to realize (and if you haven't,you will) that it's not good for you. It may feel good in the second but it's never enough. You'll always need to cut more and more and eventually it gets out of control. You don't want to get to that point. Could you talk to your mom about it? If you don't mind me asking, what's the reason you cut in the first place? Hang in there....
   
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Re: Addicted - December 15th 2010, 12:55 AM

I don't mind at all, I started because well I was having a bad day, I was fighting with every one, everything just seemed so hopeless so I cut myself.
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Re: Addicted - December 15th 2010, 06:28 AM

I'm sorry No matter how bad things they get though, there's always hope.I know that may sound a little cliche but it's true. Since you know the reason you cut, next time you are in a bad situation like that and feel like doing it, could you try an alternative? What are some things you like to do? Distracting yourself with things like,hobbies, music, friends, even homework can help the feelings of wanting to cut pass and the more you do it the easier it is to choose those things instead of cutting. Could you try that?
   
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Re: Addicted - December 15th 2010, 06:45 AM

theres not much to say but stop while ur ahead, ive been doing it for 3 years, and it kept me sane, but now it just haunts me knowing how badly i wana do it, i advise no one to ever try this mind altering addictive behavior, itll mess you up. good luck
   
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Re: Addicted - December 15th 2010, 02:40 PM

I have tried and it doesn't seem to work. It seems like no matter how much I try anything to stop, eventually I can't take it anymore, I feel like if I don't cut I'm going to die. I can't take it anymore.
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Re: Addicted - December 15th 2010, 08:45 PM

I know that it feels that way, I've been there. I thought I was NEVER going to find anything that felt better than cutting. I kept at it though and eventually I did. Just keep trying something new and eventually something will just click.
   
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Re: Addicted - December 15th 2010, 09:14 PM

Thanks, you have really been a big help
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Re: Addicted - December 15th 2010, 09:21 PM

No problem I'm here if you need anything and let me know if you find something that helps,ok?
   
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Re: Addicted - December 15th 2010, 11:32 PM

Thanks and I will
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