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I Used to Cut My Left Arm Only

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    Left arm, left thigh,

    left shoulder, left hip, left ankle, left hand.... Always always always on the left. Had to have it precise, and my right hand is best. I'm not so stupid to cut some major artery. I was always careful not to cut deep in places where it would be dangerous. Like my arm. Cut too...
    yourguardianangel9613 yourguardianangel9613 16-17, F 16 Responses Mar 12

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    I Use to Cut

    It wasn't just my left arm but mainly it was in order to focus more on how much pressure and pain I needed to control that day. It was never really about wanting to end my life;  just wanted some control of pain.
    WatchOverMySoldier WatchOverMySoldier 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    Never Right.

    Well I am right handed so I guess it makes sense. My whole left arm is pretty scarred up, even though most are fading. Sometimes I still have accidents with the razor though..
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30, 2011

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    I used to cut my left arm only

    because I was right handed. I did it for quite some time.. I did it because of breakups or complications in a relationship with a guy such as arguing or cheating. I still have my scars to remind me of the time of the past. I wish I never cut because everyone asks me what my...
    Icantcutanymore Icantcutanymore 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Used To

    It was bad. I used my flute cleaning cloth to put on my cuts when they bled really bad.. one time i cut up and down my whole arm and laughed at the counselors face when she saw.. needless to say, she never came back to council my ***. I didnt hurt. I loved the thrill of...
    PeaceLovinIndividual PeaceLovinIndividual 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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    Yeah, I Did This...

    I used to cut (and occasionally burn) just my left arm. It was because I am right-handed and because I wanted to contain all of my scars to just one body part so I won't **** up the rest of my body. I didn't want scars everywhere. So just my left forearm. I'm guessing...
    OrangeSky44 OrangeSky44 26-30, F 7 Responses Sep 2, 2009

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    Wow, I Didn'T Think There'D Be An Entire Group For This.

    I used to just cut my left arm. It was my special place. I'm right handed so it was convenient, and only my forearms felt right. Too bad my parents caught on. Now I'm forced to move my self-injury elsewhere. I no longer have a special place on my body for the blade. My parents...
    EverythingEnds EverythingEnds 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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    Right Handed

    But fortunately I managed to stop a couple of years ago and although it's very tempting sometimes I'm hopeful I wont go back. I used to cut and burn my legs too but managed to stop it all with a combination of therapies. I'm grateful that I'm not trapped in that cycle now.
    Eggyegg Eggyegg 46-50, F Sep 3, 2011

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    Convenient. Still Do.

    What can I say, it is within reach. I am right handed, but can also do stuff with my left hand. I've cut my right arm before but felt clumsy doing it. Legs, not my thing, not the desired effect.
    AnonyMouse200 AnonyMouse200 16-17 Feb 23, 2013

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    It's been almost a week since I cut. Monday evening it will be a week. I had a bad dream last night. I dreamed that I had cut myself on my arms. Even though I had just cut recently...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    With the same amount of days I've been cutting again, I already have so many of them. I used to like to only cut on my arms. Now it's so bad that I'm cutting on my hips. I don't...
    thoughtfulstars thoughtfulstars 13-15, F 6 Responses Apr 9

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    This is the stupidest thing I do. I'm quite, get good grades, and have lots of friends. I'm a good kid. I don't ever break rules or anything but something I'm not proud of is I cut...
    brrodosako brrodosako 16-17, F Mar 23

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    It's my number one addiction and I can't help but always say yes to it. Cutting is my only relief but I cut all over my body so much that I have to dress like it's winter all the...
    bulimicbixtch49 bulimicbixtch49 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I cut myself, I'm so depressed and angry. I'm only 13 but I have recently stated cutting, I use "being tired" as an excuses for being depressed. I am sleep deprived though, but...
    purgahja purgahja 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    It was about a year ago I think, me and my sister was fighting (as usual) just cuz I wouldn't go outside with her! She told me I should go slit my wrists and die! Then she grabs a...
    InMemoryOfMe InMemoryOfMe 16-17, F Apr 6

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    I have scars and fresh cuts. I have no friends my family calls me names. I have anxiety and depression cutting is the only thing that helps.
    lilmisssme lilmisssme 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 27

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    I cut again, then realized the cuts were my only friend What am I doing to myself? So many days clean. Thrown away.
    thoughtfulstars thoughtfulstars 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 4

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    I feel like cutting was my only option at the time. My friends sometimes are very ignorance.
    4everShiNee18 4everShiNee18 13-15, F Apr 9

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    I made my first cut at 14 years old. I used the sharp end of a pin-on button to scratch my stomach until it bled velvety drops of blood. I thought it was harmless- a one time thing...
    Olive15 Olive15 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I have Bipolar disorder and I used to cut and burn myself to cope with my depression and erratic mood swings. I used to carry a cigarette lighter around everywhere and carried and...
    ThatAwkwardGuy ThatAwkwardGuy 16-17, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I used to have them from about the age of four to eight or nine. I feel terrible about what I must of done to my parents. I used to scream in the middle of the night like something...
    cheley cheley 13-15, F 15 hrs ago

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    I need to talk to someone and get everything off my chest, but I can't even open up about my depression, let alone self-harm and suicidal thoughts. A couple of people know about...
    madelinemaryann madelinemaryann 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    It's been 2 weeks. 2 damn weeks. What p--sses me off the most is that people make fun of cutters. Stfu you don't know what were going through. Yesterday i went to my art class and...
    LolaBones LolaBones 16-17, F Apr 8

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    For you (many, girls), who cut yourselves. Please remember that some of us love you, care about you. ----- Food for thought (an article from Psychology Today) ----- Sax on Sex...
    Karll Karll 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    Well, with all my cuts and diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder, the Air Force recruiter said there's no way I'd be able to join the Air Force at all, let alone apply for the Air...
    BloodintheWater BloodintheWater 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    My boyfriend suggested we break up when he goes into the army. It's really hurting and I am considering talking to him and if he that's what he definitely wants, should I stay with...
    dmarie1995 dmarie1995 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Here's a pic of what my arm used to look like. It's still scarred and each one of them shows a battle that I lost with myself. I still cut and I see a therapist but they do not...
    bulimicbixtch49 bulimicbixtch49 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Happy Easter my fellow MILSOs🐰🐣💐! I hope you're all doing well and staying strong😊 If your army man isn't home, today's a day to spend with family or friends! This is...
    KGraciee KGraciee 18-21, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Everyone needs to know it doesn't matter if your pretty or ugly people cut. We cut from our problems we can't stand to tell.. We cut because we are angels who can't stand to be...
    PrimadonnaAnnie PrimadonnaAnnie 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Around 700 supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi, including the supreme guide of his Muslim Brotherhood movement, were Tuesday due in court, a day after 529 co...
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I have been cutting myself for a year now. Mostly on the leg as I wear pants all the time and that's where it hurts most. Humanity has caused me to cut myself. My parents hate me...
    Rebent1101 Rebent1101 13-15, M 3 Responses Apr 6

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    Proof reading younger siblings and cousins and nieces and nephews school work where it's open response is one of my favorite things I ever do lol. It's just so cute :P
    BBBritPlease BBBritPlease 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    All of the ******* ******** in this world are a big part of the reason I cut and want to kill myself so bad. Think before you speak. There is a large number of these middle-aged...
    BloodintheWater BloodintheWater 13-15, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I am a man; sure that's true and when I hear women turn to misandry because of the actions of men, it has hurt once.... but no more because I am at peace with who I am a man...
    Funkduder Funkduder 18-21, M Mar 21

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    Yesterday was one of the manyyy times I cut and I keep telling myself that I have to stop, and therapy is not helping. My friends only threaten me saying they will leave me if I...
    gabiandmikayla gabiandmikayla 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I'm a swimmer. so it was really hard to find areas to cut that would not be visible. i used to cut my fingers and my wrists. i would cover them with bracelets. one day when i was...
    punkpanda3 punkpanda3 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    My soldier is in Germany and has been for 4 months. We have skyped, texted and sent each other gifts all throughout the months. My biggest surprise, gift and treasure was him...
    DancingElf DancingElf 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Willie Nelson - Can I Sleep in Your Arms Can I sleep in your arms, tonight, lady? It's so cold lyin' here all alone An' I have no hold to hold on you An' I assure you, I'll do...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I've cut myself twice, not deep.. More like 2 scratches. I've been through a lot and through it all I regret putting those two cuts on my arm. I wish I could say I've Never done...
    ImChelsea ImChelsea 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 11

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    It It Quite Simple Really part 2 I combed her bangs straight down and cut them blunt just above her eyebrows. She looks at me and asks, "Are you done?" "Done? I'm just getting...
    TemplarKnight2 TemplarKnight2 56-60, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I actually stopped a while back. Not really, like last year after Christmas. It's hard but I did and I'm proud of myself. My girlfriend looked down on me for it, though she has...
    GrimAndInUtterDismay GrimAndInUtterDismay 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I used to cut myself to deal with my depression. I stopped three months ago when I lost a lot of blood in a cutting accident. I finally told my family about my problem with cutting...
    musique67 musique67 18-21, M Mar 20

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    My boyfriend of 4 years and 9 months just left to basic training in Fort Jackson, SC, 3 days ago. :( We've pretty much lived together and spend each day together until he left. I...
    zombiegerms zombiegerms 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Today I realized that life goes on. I haven't done it for a while like 4 months and when my cuts healed and they were scars the mystery of the school was out. I shown everyone my...
    battlefighter battlefighter 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    New to this "Canadian" section. Let me introduce myself to the rest of the group. My names Ronnie, I'm 21 years old (22 next November). I currently live with roommates, and am...
    Mcgregor117 Mcgregor117 18-21, M Mar 29

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    I have scars on my wrists, arms, upper arms, chest, and thighs. Everyone I know has only seen the ones on my wrists. A lot of my friends were shocked to find these there. "But you...
    flinm flinm 13-15, M Apr 2

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    It's been almost 10 months since the last time I cut. I'm pretty proud of myself. It did take a lot of work and I relapsed quite a few times. The scars on my arms are pretty much...
    daniefaye32346 daniefaye32346 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 3

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    My boyfriend and I are/were going through the process of joining the army together. He left 2 weeks ago for basic training. I was right by his side through his whole process of...
    beccadanielle96 beccadanielle96 18-21, F Apr 7

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    Armenian joke A man goes to a supermarket and wants to buy the half of a watermelon. He asks the assitant to cut the waztermelon in half. The asistant says that it's impossible...
    lilitjust lilitjust 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I'm tired of crying over broken relationships. Every day every night i cry. Clueless of what pushes everyone away from me. Even though I am so submissive. I always have dreamt of a...
    machi1985 machi1985 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 28

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