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Disappointed :( - February 16th 2011, 06:08 AM

Im mad at myself cause I cut for the first time in a whole month! im so pissed. I have had a bad/long week and tonight I just needed some release. It felt so good. I feel like such a failure!


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Re: Disappointed :( - February 16th 2011, 07:39 AM

Hey there.

I'm sorry to hear things aren't going so well. But let me tell you this: you're not a failure. A slip-up doesn't mean your recovery's over. Truth be told, the fact that you hurt yourself doesn't need to matter much now. What's important is what you do now. Do you let self harm control you, and convince you that you're a failure? Or do you fight back, and regain control?

Lasting a month without self harm is an amazing achievement, and you should be proud of it. Slip-ups happen, and all you can do is dust yourself off and try again. With things like self harm, it can be easy to slip back into old habits. It sounds like you've had a tough time lately, and it's made you feel like you needed to self harm. That's natural. After relying on self harm as a coping mechanism, it's understandable to be drawn to it when you 'need a release', as you said.

Remember, though, that there are healthier ways to cope. Do you want to talk about what's caused you to feel/act this way? Talking things through can really help. We're here to listen, and help if we can. And the more we know, the better we can help.

Just know that you can bounce back from this. And you don't have to get through this alone.

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Re: Disappointed :( - February 16th 2011, 03:39 PM

Hey,
First of all a month is brilliant, well done. Slip ups will happen so don't be too hard on yourself, it doesn't make you a failure- if we never made mistakes we would never learn. Do you know what triggered you? Maybe if you know that you could avoid the situation next time?
I can understand why you turned to SH if you had a bad week as it is your release and way to deal with it, keep trying alternatives and next time you can try to distract yourself.
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Re: Disappointed :( - February 16th 2011, 03:58 PM

A whole month, that's really good. Its been about a week or two for me and I am glad. I have bad days and even bad weeks and its hard not to cut when you want to. I was pissed when i messed up, but i just started all over and so far so good. So don't worry, you will make it.
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Re: Disappointed :( - February 17th 2011, 01:00 AM

thanks you guys, knowing that it happens not just to me makes me feel a lot better.


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