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Snapping - February 18th 2011, 10:54 PM

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I was wondering if any of you guys do the same thing or something like it. Have any of you snap your arm or somewhere on your body with rubber bands or hair ties?

I have been dealing with this off and on since freshman or sophomore year when I was trying to stop cutting. It became an addiction just like cutting. Back in late november it got really bad- I took like 5 or 6 rubberbands,gatered them around my arm, and pulled them back as far back as a foot or more and had at my arm so many times. I had bruises and welts covering my forearm. Now I'm starting to do that again. Not as bad yet but getting there. I have marks and bruises on my forearm again.

Am I the only one who does this or something like it?
   
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Re: Snapping - February 18th 2011, 11:13 PM

You are not the only one, I can't use the rubberband trick either because I do the same thing.


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Re: Snapping - February 19th 2011, 10:22 AM

I have done this before, but i haven't done it that badly. You definitely need to find another alternative that will work.
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Re: Snapping - February 19th 2011, 03:25 PM

I used to use them all the time until I realized that they're just as bad as actually cutting. I'd bleed, bruise, and even have a few scars from them.

Best bet is to find something else that won't harm you, because you may find that you overcame your sh cutting wise, but you'll still have to deal with the addiction to snapping the rubber bands... Which, believe me, is harder to overcome for some people.


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Re: Snapping - February 19th 2011, 10:00 PM

I done it like that l for a year until a friend found out and had to give them all up. Try to let that out another way maybe writing? Also give all got hair bands and rubber bands to a friend that you trust and have them help you.
   
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