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One time wouldn't hurt, right? - November 3rd 2011, 02:07 AM

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I have been SH free for about 1.5 years, but I'm really stressed right now and I want to cut. Would one time really hurt me that much?


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Re: One time wouldn't hurt, right? - November 3rd 2011, 02:55 PM

Yes! Don't do it! You do it once you're going to want to do it again. Trust me please don't do it. You're doing a great job staying SH free. You can do it, don't give in.. If you need to talk to someone I'm always free. Just PM me. Anytime/ about anything.
   
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Re: One time wouldn't hurt, right? - November 3rd 2011, 02:57 PM

Hi there.

I'm sorry that you're feeling stressed and this is leading you to have urges to self harm. It is however really great and inspirational that you've gone that long with out self harm and that is something to be proud of yourself for. Well done!

I am not going to encourage you to self harm because I honestly believe that self harm isn't the answer to the way you're feeling. I've learnt that hurting yourself doesn't solve the underlying problem to why you want to hurt yourself and therefore it seems pretty pointless to self harm. I would be really worried that you self harming this 'once' would make you want to do it even more when you get stressed or upset and that it might lead you in to the cycle of self harm.

Have you tried talking to someone about the way you feel instead? I know this can be hard an scary but it can help and it might be beneficial. You don't have to be alone in this and you ARE worth more than self harm.

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Re: One time wouldn't hurt, right? - November 3rd 2011, 05:34 PM

Don't do it. It's not worth it. I know for me if i cut after going that long without it i would just start cutting everyday again.

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Re: One time wouldn't hurt, right? - November 4th 2011, 02:20 AM

Yes, everyone is right. One time is all it takes. You've done so well, don't give up!
I had gone more than half a year clean and happy and one time I slipped up, and now I'm back on the track of my old ways. :/
Just think of all things good and how strong you've been and can be.
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Re: One time wouldn't hurt, right? - November 6th 2011, 03:16 AM

Good job on staying free for so long! Please don't do it again. One time will mess everything up. Because it is an addiction, you will want to do it again and again, so you will be right back where you started from. Please stay strong and keep fighting. Try to find an alternative that works for you so you can stay SH free for the rest of your life.


   
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Re: One time wouldn't hurt, right? - November 6th 2011, 08:41 AM

One time will hurt. One time leads to more times.

You've done so well for being clean this long, I'm so proud of you so please keep up the hard work. I have faith in you, you don't have to cut, you can get through this. Keep yourself distracted, talk to someone about how you feel. You'll be ok.


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Re: One time wouldn't hurt, right? - November 7th 2011, 04:52 PM

Do you really want to throw away all of your progress? You're stronger than that if you can go 1.5 years. You're going to have urges, but each time you resist them, you grow a little stronger. Just stay strong <3
   
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