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Why I shouldn't cut. :) - February 13th 2011, 05:16 PM

I'm honestly a little surprised no one has started a thread like this yet.

But what reasons keep you from cutting, or could keep someone else in general from cutting?

GENERAL:
- I am beautiful
- Scars last forever.
- I've come so far already
- It hurts other people
- I am strong enough to not do it.
- I don't deserve to hurt.
- It adds to my problems.
- THEY ARE JUST URGES AND THEY WILL PASS!
- Self harm only delays the pain
- Every minute I don't cut, I am succeeding.

PERSONAL:
- My recovery inspires others.
- My friends would be sad and upset if I cut.
- Donovan deserves better.


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Re: Why I shouldn't cut. :) - February 13th 2011, 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by BECCALICIOUS! View Post
I'm honestly a little surprised no one has started a thread like this yet.

But what reasons keep you from cutting, or could keep someone else in general from cutting?

GENERAL:
- I am beautiful
- Scars last forever.
- I've come so far already
- It hurts other people
- I am strong enough to not do it.
- I don't deserve to hurt.
- It adds to my problems.
- THEY ARE JUST URGES AND THEY WILL PASS!
- Self harm only delays the pain
- Every minute I don't cut, I am succeeding.

PERSONAL:
- My recovery inspires others.
- My friends would be sad and upset if I cut.
- Donovan deserves better.
I agree with these.


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Re: Why I shouldn't cut. :) - February 13th 2011, 07:40 PM

-I don't deserve the pain
-Scars will never go away, will never let me just forget
-Questions about scars are awkward to answer
-I can find other ways of dealing with my problems
-It can be dangerous
-I don't like hiding it from the people closet to me
-It upsets the people closest to me
-It upsets me, makes me disappointed in myself for giving in to urges. If (and that's defintly IF as I never could) I had the urge to cheat on my BF with someone I barely knew I wouldn't give in to that urge so why should I give in to this one?
-People don't understand it and can alter their perception of me
-I am stronger than this!
-I've gone so long without it already! Five whole months! I can't give in now
-It's a vicious cycle, hard to escape
-The cutting may releive some of the pressure/pain but that blade will never care about me, My friends do, my BF does, my family does <3
-I should take more care of myself, give myself more credit!
-I'm not as dreadful as I tell myself, I should listen to my friends opinions of me rather than turn to a blade

I like this thread and I like the sort of hope it has about it


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Re: Why I shouldn't cut. :) - February 13th 2011, 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by BECCALICIOUS! View Post

GENERAL:
- I am beautiful
- Scars last forever.
- I've come so far already
- It hurts other people
- I am strong enough to not do it.
- I don't deserve to hurt.
- It adds to my problems.
- THEY ARE JUST URGES AND THEY WILL PASS!
- Self harm only delays the pain
- Every minute I don't cut, I am succeeding.

Personal:
-I've gone too long thinking that everything is my fault, when it really isn't.
-My girlfriend recently asked me to marry her, she doesn't know about my sh, and I want to be the best I could be for her.


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Re: Why I shouldn't cut. :) - February 16th 2011, 04:02 PM

I agree with all of these and this thread is a good idea :-)


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Re: Why I shouldn't cut. :) - February 17th 2011, 03:00 AM

Let's see...

SCARS. Alone a good reason, but to elaborate...
- Scars are awful
- Getting rid of the scars is a bitch
- Answering questions about scars is awkward
- Looking at scars makes you feel less confident

PERSONAL
- Griffyn doesn't want me to hurt myself, and he's the most important person in the world to me.

This is a good idea, especially considering I have successfully been self-harm free for over 2 months, and its definitely good to keep in mind the reasons why I've stopped, and why others shouldn't do it either.


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Re: Why I shouldn't cut. :) - February 17th 2011, 04:10 AM

GENERAL:
-I feel so guilty afterward
-I feel more alone than before
-Scars.... yeah

PERSONAL:
-My bf gets hurt whenever he sees fresh scars
-My friends are all working together to stop... id let them down
-I hate hiding my scars.
-I hate feeling lesser than others cause i cant deal with things in a healthy way
-I want to have more happiness in my life.


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Kill them with your kindness
Ignorance is blindness
They're the ones that stand to lose

'Cause they don't even know you
All they see is SCARS
They don't see the ANGEL
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Re: Why I shouldn't cut. :) - February 17th 2011, 07:20 AM

General:
I'm strong enough to resist.
It's just an urge.

Personal:
I made a promise to my BF and my best friend, i intend to keep it.
My sister was institutionalized for it.




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Re: Why I shouldn't cut. :) - February 18th 2011, 02:03 PM

-It hurts afterwards, even when the urge has gone.
-Giving up feels so good. (:
-Scars are difficult to explain even two years after you've stopped.



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This is a good idea, especially considering I have successfully been self-harm free for over 2 months, and its definitely good to keep in mind the reasons why I've stopped, and why others shouldn't do it either.
Dammit, I accidentally pressed 'report' on your post without meaning to....sorry but congratulations on two months (:


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Re: Why I shouldn't cut. :) - February 20th 2011, 05:13 AM

General:
I don't want to have to explain to my family I started again.
It hurts,physically, and I don't deserve that.
It's scary.
It's just one more mess to clean...
Scars are visible memories, and I can't live with another one.
I only feel worse afterwards.

Personal:
I want to tell Joseph I used to cut, not that I still do.
I want him to be proud when he sees me, not worried...
I want to feel proud that I stopped.
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Re: Why I shouldn't cut. :) - February 20th 2011, 05:42 AM

General:

It hurts afterwords.
I don't want to have to lie and say a cat scratch or just klutzy me.

Personal:

My best friend is going through a really hard time right now, and if she ever found out she'd have to deal with even more.
I cut last night, and I had an allergic reaction. I've never been that afraid.
I hate lying and I can't do it!
A girl like me shouldn't do something like this.
I'm strong.
   
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