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i'm - March 4th 2009, 04:54 PM

..giving up, giving in.
i cant even think about not doing it now.
im cutting f**k it

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Re: i'm - March 4th 2009, 05:52 PM

Lea, I'm sorry you weren't able to stay clean. If you need anything, I'm here if you want to PM me or just write back.

I know that you can stay strong. Not cutting is insanely difficult; recovering from something addictive like this is so, so hard. But you can do it. I know you can. Even if that starts with one night of not cutting. You can do this.


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Re: i'm - March 4th 2009, 06:59 PM

Don't give up Lea - keep pushing through, keep trying to fight through these urges. I know urges aren't the easiest thing in the world to beat; it's tough fighting, yes, it may seem easier to just give in to them, yes - but are the easiest things and the right things the same?

Think about the last time you learned something new, whether it was a new hobby or sport or even a new concept in school. Were you able to do that new skill 100% accurately the very first time or did it take a bit of practice and effort and time, to build up your skill? It's more or less the same with SH. Fighting urges is a new thing right now, it's bound to take time to quit an addiction like SH. Yes, there are going to be slip ups along the way, there are bound to be bumps in the road here or there but what about when you get past the bumps, Lea? What about when it's smooth sailing and it's not hard to fight urges anymore? Believe it or not that time will come, when the urges aren't as hard to get through.

But Lea, you won't get to that part, you won't get to that point where it's not as hard anymore, if you give up. If you climb a ladder and give up when you're at one of the very first rungs, are you ever going to make it to the top? If you keep at it and stick with it, keep pushing through, sooner or later you will get to the top and you'll have control over the SH, it won't have control over you.

Try alternatives and distractions, try going through that alternatives list on the top of the forum, go through every one if you have to, to find an alternative that works. Find something that's calming or relaxing for you, for when you have an urge - something to take your mind off it.

Hang in there, don't give up. I'm here anytime you'd like to talk, ok? Take care of yourself.



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