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Pretend support system? - June 28th 2011, 03:30 AM

My sister self harms as well (I've said it on here before) so she understands me pretty well. She always tells me she's there for me, but when I want to talk about SH, she quickly dismisses it. Almost like she doesn't believe that I actually do it.

She's very touchy, more so now that she's pregnant. How can I confront her about it without hurting her feelings? It really hurts when she won't help me with the one thing that really bothers me.


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Re: Pretend support system? - June 28th 2011, 11:22 AM

Hey there, maybe she avoids it because it could be a trigger for her. Maybe talking about SH is a sort of trigger and she doesn't want to SH again. If so, it's not your fault, but you shouldn't rely on her as your support system if that's the case. It's wonderful she'd try to help but you need someone who can talk about it, who's been through it and can talk about it. If you ever need to talk, my PM is always open, and I know what SH is like, I've been there, I don't want to go back, but I can talk about it without it being a trigger now, it can be hard at first though for some people, just give her some time.


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