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I Sometimes Hurt Myself

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    I Think Everyone Hurts Themselves...

    maybe not physically but emotionally or spiritually or whatever else. I used to hurt myself physically but not anymore. But I do hurt myself with I guess other people's help? I don't like it, but I guess its just a habit, or if I feel the need to cry and I can't cry. Not sure...
    butterfly46107 butterfly46107 31-35, F Nov 12, 2013

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    The Hate I Have For Myself...

         I don't know when it started... feels like awhile ago. But I've started to hate myself. I've started to realize how gross and messed up I really am, and how much a terrible person I am. I'm awful. I'm disgusting, gullible, stupid, lazy, and selfish.     I punish...
    screamingstranger screamingstranger 13-15, F 1 Response May 8, 2012

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    Like when making coffee,

    if I'm not careful, I burn myself. DX And today I hit my elbow on my desk in class today. I'm sick and now I have a bruised elbow. Great way to start the week. Lol.
    Cigarettegirl91 Cigarettegirl91 22-25, F Mar 4

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    Staying Strong

    I used to cut myself when i was stressed or upset. i stopped when my sis and my mom found out and made me promise to get help. i did and now its been almost 2 years since i stopped cutting im glad i stopped. my sister started cutting and now she comes to me for help instead after...
    mistresslex mistresslex 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2012

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    Strong Enough

    When I get severely stressed out I scratch myself. Not little scratch marks, but long painful lines along my thighs. My nails Are nearly three quarters of and inch long (just the tips). I started doing this almost two years ago, when I was at a point where I could feel nothing...
    pandapuzzle pandapuzzle 18-21 Sep 27, 2012

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    Trying To Destroy My Kidneys

    I'm trying to get some form of kidney damage. I've quit drinking water, all I drink is soda and Kool-aid (which has a lot of water in it... I'll probably cut that out). I would love for the phosphoric acid to eat away at anything inside me. I really want to feel the sharp...
    itsjustme1001 itsjustme1001 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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    If Only...

    I only hurt myself when I'm angry. When I feel a little victimized. I still don't really know why because I don't really have a reason. I know why I started doing it, but not why I continue. You see when I was 13-14 I became depressed. And I thought, since I was getting sad and...
    hurts2much hurts2much 18-21, F Nov 6, 2010

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    Buildup

    I thinkbefore it was my way of just making me pay attention to watever i was doing, justa quick smack across the face like a lady would give a rude man. over time it's gotten worse tho, lately ive had a repeated moments where the stress was overbearing on me and i needed the...
    WolfintheWillows WolfintheWillows 18-21, M Sep 26, 2012

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    The Only Reason I'm Hurting Is Because Of The Cut

    My dad walked out a fortnight ago, the 11th of December 2009 to be exact. He came into my room before he left to remind me that he still loved me. It wasn’t until he’d left my room that I woke up enough to realise that he was leaving. For the next week I lived in a bit of a...
    mellorabbit01 mellorabbit01 18-21, F 2 Responses May 21, 2011

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    I Don't Cut Or Burn Or Anything Like That... I Could Never.

    All I do is scratch my body all over before I go to bed every night. I only leave the white/light red scratches. They're always gone by morning. I don't want to bleed all over my sheets.
    itsjustme1001 itsjustme1001 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 14, 2012

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    Sometimes I just get

    so upset and feel like nobody loves me or cares for me and I will cut myself. Once I've done it I relax...
    katherinapmts katherinapmts 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    Everyday...

    I have been a cutter for about 2 years now. I was caught a few weeks ago and now my wrists are checked on a weekly bases. Of course they are too stupid to check my hips and legs. I love the feel of the corner of the blade cutting into my skin and watching the blood leak out of...
    CowgirlMagic CowgirlMagic 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2010

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    Hurt

    when i am feeling really depressed, i take a sharp object and start scratching at my skin until i cant stand it anymore. it relieves me and calms me down.
    waitingsolong waitingsolong 16-18, M 2 Responses Oct 22, 2007

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    The Scars Of A Broken Child

    i remember when i was a kid. the first time i lost a wrestling match i was ten years old.  my father  drove me home from the meet and when we got to the house he hit me so hard in the face that one of my teeth fell out and my nose began bleeding. he told me that if i...
    deathonsummersday deathonsummersday 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 17, 2010

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    Do You Really Understand The Emotional Hurt ?

    Do people really know what we go through? They are so quick to judge you just because they find out what goes on. But do they really know what is happening ? No, they don't . They will never understand the emotional lain and the feeling that no one cares . People don't understand...
    Dreamwishes Dreamwishes 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2012

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    I Have Been a Scratcher

    Since about eighth or ninth grade, I have been a scratcher on and off. I was really stressed out about something, and my friend showed me that she scratched herself with a safety pin after sanitizing it with fire. I thought that sounded great since I needed a release, so I...
    drummergrl06 drummergrl06 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2008

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    Guess More Extremy

    I used to love to do things just for the risk of death
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Jun 20, 2013

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    It Made Me Feel Better.

    my bf is quite blunt and he will say I'm kind of fat. I hate my weight and it hurts my feelings a lot. Im very emotional. And I hate that so when I get really upset I used to bang my head into the wall because all I could focus on after that was the knot on my head. But I...
    imjustlikeyou imjustlikeyou 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 26, 2010

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    Promises Make Perfect?

    When I was in fifth grade I started cutting. My friend found out, grabbed a piece of glass and slashed his arm four times, deep. He said he wouldn't stop if I didn't. It hurt me so much watching that blood dripping down his arm and down into the soil then watching an ambulance...
    TurnThePaige TurnThePaige 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2011

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    I Hit Myself

    I don't do the typical cutting thing anymore, it doesn't get my anger at myself out. I punch myself really hard all over my body but mainly on my arms and legs. I stopped doing this for a bout 6 months while I was severely anorexic because the aching hunger was enough for me to...
    mellorabbit01 mellorabbit01 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 8, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I hurt myself again. After several years, I hurt myself again. I chose to hurt myself rather than hurt others. Everything is coming back to me. The pain, agony, self-pity and...
    purplefreespirit purplefreespirit 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    Most people wouldn't understand and I don't expect you too. No one knows I hurt myself not even my closest friends, I only punch myself in the ribs and punch walls and throw...
    heyapple69 heyapple69 66-70, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    My head is a mess. I think I can't do this anymore, but then I think well I have to. By this, I mean life. I've felt this way before, a long time ago, but that came in surges...
    ForBetterOrForWorse ForBetterOrForWorse 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I just want to I'm not worth being protected . All I think about is hurting myself it sucks .
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    k so i m not as old as most people all this ( not an insult) i am a teen who goes through this every day if i so much as leave my bed i am hurt somehow at first it was just minor...
    Thomas3608 Thomas3608 13-15, M Aug 13

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    I have been out of work for over a year. I am trying to find work but it is very difficult. Lately I have been mad at myself and feeling down. I started spanking myself. I get nude...
    mmccoy43 mmccoy43 41-45, M Aug 7

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    I hate myself I think I was a mistake. I tried to commit suicide. I feel like everything is my fault.
    bitchybrandi bitchybrandi 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    I hate me and need drugs...more than you could even imagine... don'tfeed me that bull **** about not doing drugs. I don't care...I feel a little better. Just have ugly bruises.
    ASkylitHigh ASkylitHigh 18-21 Aug 4

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    Its the sad truth. I don't understand it at all.
    amazing97 amazing97 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    My story is that I have a sickness inside that I don't know how to make go away. It's hard to define this sickness other than a pervading poison that is eating me from the inside...
    Shellybelle Shellybelle 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Maybe it's the fact I work all the time just to survive, but what am I surviving. An empty life. A boring life. A life that goes from work to sleep back to work again. Out of the...
    Humming247 Humming247 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hello. I am Bailey. I am seventeen years old. I started cutting myself when I was fourteen. The first time I did it, I used a key. I carved someone's initials into my forearm...
    Baileywelch12 Baileywelch12 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I'm trying to find my own version of happiness and a life that feels right for me. I have so many sides of me I'm trying to fit all together. I consider myself relatively traveled...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I cut myself today. I am so ashamed. I haven't done something like that since I was a teenager. I used to cut myself all the time when I was younger. I had some issues growing up I...
    Thinkofme Thinkofme 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    I was lifting my baby sister up the other day and the lower part of my back (right side) started aching? I had training today for soccer and we had to do sprints and as soon as I...
    sarahbanksx sarahbanksx 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 6

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    Around 7 months ago I hurt someone in a very bad way and I mean seriously bad. I hurt him and I was denied the chance to apologise to him, regardless whether he forgave me or not...
    GirlWithTheRedHair2013 GirlWithTheRedHair2013 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    By hurting you I hurt myself. Timing has never been in my favour and I should have stayed quiet. I couldn't and didn't as I care and I want you to be happy and I know I can't do...
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    I used to but our knifes are not strong enough. Anyway I went to the kitchen and grabbed a knife I kept moving it on my hand softly wanting to cut my self but I stopped and went...
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F Aug 8

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    I sometimes by myself a lot so to me this normal but my friends tell me I talk to myself a lot
    Custos1 Custos1 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 2

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    More often than not, people don't keep their word. Those who have repeatedly hurt you emotionally may call or text and act "nice", but living with them is a different story so don...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    I will admit that I am a "patsy". A "patsy", a "sap" and a "sucker". I have in the past been known to say "if I have it and you need it, I'll give it to you because that's just the...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    When i have my ear buds in and dont talk and post songs its because im not capable of communicating with you i cant work thry the hurt
    jennaveivea jennaveivea 36-40, F 7 hrs ago

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    Ugh...A million things, places, people I could be enjoying right now, but I bailed out again. Alone on Friday, again. I could/should be dressed to the nines, enjoying myself. I...
    lavioletta lavioletta 31-35, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    When I was younger I had a huge crush on this boy in my school. It was at that time when the boys hadn't hit puberty yet but some of the girls had, and I was one of the lucky few...
    dontyouforget dontyouforget 13-15, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    When I was young, I believe that doing or saying how you feel without thinking is a strict no no. That’s why even at a very young age. I don’t do or really say what I feel. And...
    VoiceLessMe VoiceLessMe 26-30, F Aug 11

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    A lot of us do it, and so do I. I internalize, and bottle up all my anger, frustration, hate, and resentment. I just keep it inside, all to myself untill finally I can't take it...
    shaaka shaaka 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have been feeling apathetic towards anyone I love lately. I feel an emotional detachment and I can't get myself to care as much as I used to for others. Especially my boyfriend...
    KrisMiss KrisMiss 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Sometimes I feel worthless, unwanted and unloved, especially unloved. For the last few weeks it's getting more often. But why is that? Don't get me wrong, not everything in my life...
    Gammler Gammler 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    Song-time! Nothing cheers up like a spontaneous musical act! (Well, I can think of quite a few things actually, but that's besides the point!) When the day is long and the...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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