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Unhappy tired - January 24th 2011, 12:49 AM

im tired of trying to quit and failing every single time. i dont see a point anymore. relapsing just makes it become harder every time. i just dont see the point anymore


   
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Re: tired - January 24th 2011, 03:13 AM

Pm me next time
I've been up for about 42 hours, I've had time to spare
I have confidence in you

P.s hope the night didn't go too badly :|


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Re: tired - January 24th 2011, 06:42 AM

Hey there.

I know that your words say that you want to give up, but I don't believe that. Know why? This thread. If you really wanted to give up, you wouldn't have posted this thread. The fact that you did proves to me that there's some part of you, no matter how small, that's not ready to quit yet. I want you to find that part of yourself, and get in touch with it.

What makes you think you've failed? Slipping up isn't the same as failing. Think of it as more of a bump in the road, something to be overcome and moved on from.

It sounds to me like you're lacking some motivation. I've been where you are, wondering if it's worth it, wondering why I even bothered. But there is a point, I can assure you. I can't be sure what will motivate you, but you can. Think of a time, any time, when you've stopped self harming, even for a while, or resisted an urge. Why did you do it? How? Think of things that will keep you going. Make a tally, perhaps, of how many days or hours or minutes you can go without self harm for. Make a goal, and reward yourself when you reach it.

In short, just take baby steps. You don't need to think about quitting permanently - I know the thought of never self harming again can be scary - but just focus on the day, the moment. Take it one day, one step, at a time, and see how you go.

Good luck, and take care.


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Re: tired - January 24th 2011, 10:52 PM

Hey,
Quitting is hard. It's one of the hardest things you're going to have to do, and relapses are scary too. It some times seems like you can't control the urge and just relapse. You just need to keep reminding yourself that it is worth it. It will be worth it when you're proud of yourself for going however many days without it. When you have the urge to cut i seriously reccomend distracting yourself. Call a friend, do a favorite activity, study, anything to keep your mind off of it! After you spend the day doing something fun, you might not feel such a strong urge to cut.
   
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