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The Strange Reason I Cut.... - December 31st 2010, 05:09 AM

most people cut because they like the blood or the pain but i dont think thats why i do.
i feel like i cut mostly because the scars are tattoos to me. i like having the scars on me for months. it sucks hiding them but when i look at them it reminds me of what i was thinking when i cut.
like i cut when i feel like ive screwed up or when i feel really depressed but while im cutting im thinking about which cuts i want to make deeper so that they'll scar longer than the others. :/
it just seems like a really strange reason to cut even to me and im the one who does it.....
   
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Re: The Strange Reason I Cut.... - December 31st 2010, 06:51 AM

The appeal of cutting to me has changed a lot over the years, but this was definitely one of them at some point - a way to hold on to those thoughts and feelings, to validate them, make them more powerful, establish them along with the scars as a part of my developing identity. I don't think it's strange at all - perhaps not the number one reason, but you're definitely not the only one.

Nonetheless, that doesn't make it a good reason to harm yourself. I don't think deliberately holding on to negative experiences is healthy, either. Perhaps reflecting on them may have insightful value, but you deserve to not have to hide or hurt yourself in any way - and you deserve to feel good, too, without having something negative constantly follow you around.


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