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I feel like a fake.... - March 18th 2011, 04:31 AM

I feel like a fake because i sort of stopped cutting cold turkey. As much as I think my therapist is ridiculously and that it's stupid that I'm there it must be helping because I never get urges anymore. But that's why I feel like I'm a fake. I haven't really had slip ups since I started therapy (I had one since I decided I wanted to stop, but that was before my first appointment). Ugh so idk, I just feel like quitting should be hard for me, but it hasn't really been. Also, because of that I'm afraid that if I ever stopped therapy I'd just go back to how I was, lke this is only a temporary fix. :/
   
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Re: I feel like a fake.... - March 18th 2011, 11:49 AM

that doesn't mean you're fake. i did the same thing. and i'm also going to therapy. i've had 2 or 3 slip ups since i've started therapy but it was because i wrecked my truck and it really messed me up...i don't get urges to cut every time something unpleasant happens. and that's a good thing! it means we made up in our minds that we are dedicated to do something and we're sticking by it. it doesn't mean you're fake at all. it means you're strong. strong enough to give up your vice and not look back. i'm really proud of you <3 stopping therapy can be a really scary thing to do, but that's why you have this site and friends and family to help you. feel free to private message me if you'd like. always here to talk
   
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Re: I feel like a fake.... - March 18th 2011, 11:59 AM

I think the therapy is helping you get through quitting. There is nothing wrong with quitting cold turkey. It works for some people, and for others it doesn't. I don't think it makes you a fake. I'm very proud that you want to quit. It isn't going to be easy, I agree with you, but I'm sure you will do fine. Talk to your therapist, and be honest with them. I don't know if you do any distractions to keep you from cutting, but you should probably try some. Write your feelings down in a journal. If you feel upset, just come here, and share what is on your mind with us. I don't want to see you cutting, or hurting yourself. I care about your safety. I'm just happy that you want to take the necessary steps to quit. I wish you good luck. Like I said, don't be afraid to come here and talk to us, if you feel lost.


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Re: I feel like a fake.... - March 18th 2011, 12:28 PM

It doesn't mean you're a fake at all. People handle quitting things differently, some find it hard and others not so much and clearly, it maybe something that is easy for you to do, that doesn't make you fake though. It could also be that the therapy is helping you, that doesn't mean if you stop going you're going to relapse and do it again. If you're strong enough to not do it now, I'm sure that no matter what, you'll still be strong enough x
   
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Re: I feel like a fake.... - March 22nd 2011, 04:44 AM

thanks everyone i think its just frustrating that i feel like im not getting the results i want from therapy but what do i know, im no professional haha. i guess its a good thing too for me to have stopped cutting. idk, just trying to see the bright side of everything in my life lately
   
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Re: I feel like a fake.... - March 22nd 2011, 05:16 AM

you are not a fake. congrats on stopping cutting.
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Re: I feel like a fake.... - March 22nd 2011, 09:46 PM

It doesn't mean your fake it probably means you weren't as reliant on cutting as you thought. Congrats on stopping! You've done better than me ! PM me if you want to talk! Go in Peace <3


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