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Not exactly self-harm... - January 3rd 2011, 03:41 AM

This may not be your typical post about self-harm.

I have an addiction.

I am absolutely not going to give any more details than that to a bunch of strangers I've never met. (Plus, it's the slightest bit illegal where I am, so there's that as well.) Sorry, guys. No offense meant.

I'm trying to stop. I really am. But every time I relapse into it again, I feel like crap about myself, and cut. I think of it more as punishing myself than as self-harm, but that's not exactly a healthy way to go about it either.

I'm not depressed. I've been there; I know how that feels, and that's definitely not anywhere close to what I'm feeling right now.

I just want to know if there's a psychologically healthier way to deal with my guilt. Obviously, getting off my addiction would help. Trust me, I'm working pretty hard on it, so don't suggest that one...

Any thoughts or ideas? Thank you in advance.
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Re: Not exactly self-harm... - January 3rd 2011, 09:43 AM

it's hard to give exact help when there is not much information, but i think i catch your drift.
If you're not depressed but feel guilty instead, you're probably in a kind of so-so state. Am i on the right track?
Anyways, that's how i felt when i first stopped SHing. Anyways, my suggestions:
  • Cut yourself some slack in the time to come.
  • Don't beat yourself up if you slip, you're trying to change and you're doing a good job just by trying.
  • For the time being, try to separate yourself from people or places that might trigger you to relapse.
  • If you can, get help from a professional. If you're not getting help because what you do is against the law, then ask about their confidentiality policy.
Hope that helps a little. If you need help along the way, feel free to message me.
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Re: Not exactly self-harm... - January 6th 2011, 03:13 AM

Thank you for your advice.

I ended up doing the first three (I still don't think I'm ready to talk to a professional about it, nor do I think it's really that bad). I also ended up telling my three best friends about my cutting, and their responses gave me more incentive to stop.

Hopefully I will.

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