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i thought i was done - April 11th 2011, 03:16 AM

i really just need to get my thoughts out about this. It had been nearly two months since i had cut last. I was doing really good. i was going to be able to go swimming and wear shorts this summer. But in 15 seconds i ruined that. I ruined my two months of progress and my freedom for the summer. I actually was thinking that i was finally done cutting. i seriously thought that i would never do it again. i dont even know what happened.


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Re: i thought i was done - April 11th 2011, 08:04 AM

dont be too hard on yourself<3 it's a hard thing to stop cold turkey
it'll get better though, keep working at it! you're doing good (:
even at 10+ months i still get the random urge, but its easier to ignore as time goes on
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Re: i thought i was done - April 11th 2011, 08:38 AM

Hey Lola,

First of all, two months is brilliant, you should be proud of yourself. Everyone makes mistake when trying to stop so don't be too hard of yourself. Just learn from this and keep trying, you can do it, i know you can!
Stay strong beautiful, feel free to PM me if you need anything, i'm always happy to listen.

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Re: i thought i was done - April 11th 2011, 10:29 AM

Hey Lola.

Getting your thoughts out is a good idea. Have you ever tried keeping a journal? That can also be a great way to get your thoughts out, sort through them, even deal with them.

Anyway. I think it's great you went almost two months without self harm. Sorry to hear that you slipped up, but, keep in mind, that's all it is. A slip up. This isn't the end of the road, merely a bump along the way. It doesn't have to be the end of your recovery. If you just work through it and get past it, it doesn't have to be a complete relapse. You can still recover.

Do you want to talk about what caused you to self harm? Knowing your triggers can help you recover, because you can either avoid or deal with them. And talking it through can help you figure out what went wrong, and how to fix it.

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Re: i thought i was done - April 11th 2011, 11:50 AM

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Hey Lola.

Getting your thoughts out is a good idea. Have you ever tried keeping a journal? That can also be a great way to get your thoughts out, sort through them, even deal with them.

Anyway. I think it's great you went almost two months without self harm. Sorry to hear that you slipped up, but, keep in mind, that's all it is. A slip up. This isn't the end of the road, merely a bump along the way. It doesn't have to be the end of your recovery. If you just work through it and get past it, it doesn't have to be a complete relapse. You can still recover.

Do you want to talk about what caused you to self harm? Knowing your triggers can help you recover, because you can either avoid or deal with them. And talking it through can help you figure out what went wrong, and how to fix it.

Take care.
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Re: i thought i was done - April 11th 2011, 09:03 PM

Hey there.

Going two months with out self harming is an amazing accomplishment and is definitely something you should be proud of yourself for. Its a true inspiration.

Truth is recovery from self harm isn't easy, it's not suppose to be easy. You don't just quit one day and never do it or again or never have the thoughts and urges. Recovery isn't about being fine and never struggling with it again. You relapsed and so what? That's okay. It's not about relapsing, it's about you picking yourself back up and starting over. This doesn't make you weak or not capable of living a life with out self harm because you can.

Just stay strong because you ARE worth so much.
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Re: i thought i was done - April 13th 2011, 02:17 AM

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What's sad is, my best friend is my biggest trigger, and he doesn't even realize.
Do you want to elaborate on this? How does he trigger you?

If he's doing it unintentionally, have you considered talking to him about it? If he doesn't know he's doing it, he's probably not going to change, but if you let him know that his actions/words/whatever it is bothers you, he might.


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