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I Used to Cut

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    Pain - Pain ruled my world. Pain was all I felt. I wondered why god let me live. I wondered why he sent men to ruin me. Why he let my father molest me. Why he let Joey steal my...
    nareazza nareazza 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2013

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    I'm throwing my blades and glass away today
    g0ne g0ne 13-15, F 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'M Finally Ok With People Seeing My Self Injury Scars - I work at a health clinic as a clinic assistant. While I was getting ready to draw a patient's blood, she said, "I have the...
    jenbuff jenbuff 22-25, F 1 Response May 19, 2013

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    What do I do .__. I have the temptation to cut again . To feel how I felt then . And how I felt then was empty because I felt nothing . Any feeling that I had toward anyone was...
    UndefinedAndUnknown UndefinedAndUnknown 13-15, F 6 Responses Feb 10

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    I've been so close to relapsing, but I've become closer to my faith, and The Lord, and I think he has given me strength to make it through. I was pretty much atheist this summer. I...
    emilyaddalung emilyaddalung 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    Because of Him.... - Well, when I graduated the 8th grade I started to date a guy from my class who I really liked. We dated until our Junior year of high school and he was very...
    Mouse Mouse 19-21, F 4 Responses Oct 23, 2006

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    Is There A Gray Area? - The first time I cut I was thirteen or so. Believe me, I know how cliche this sounds, but it was after my first boyfriend broke up with me. I was angry and...
    distractedgirl distractedgirl 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2013

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    I know it might be hard to blieve that I would ever do that for myself. Everyone sees me as the awalyse happy one or the up beat type. But I hide all my feeling behind a fake smile...
    Kiki145 Kiki145 13-15, F Mar 10

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    Last Year - I used to cut myself all of the time, but it never did make me feel any better. Eventually, I didn't want to do that to myself anymore, found a better, healthier habit...
    RedheadedWhippersnapper RedheadedWhippersnapper 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2013

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    Used To - I think back to a time when I held myself prisoner. I longed for a razor to slice open my skin, that did so much for me at that time. It allowed me to deal with emotions...
    mljenkins mljenkins 41-45, F Jul 9, 2013

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    Reason For My Scars - When I was about nine years old I was raped an molested on an almost daily basis for about a year. The man who did it was my moms 43 year old boyfriend, i...
    mentalpatient mentalpatient 16-18, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2006

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    Nobody Understands - i used to cut about 5 or 6 times a day. It got very bad to where i would brings small razors to school and cut underneath desks. i was at a point to where i...
    str9931 str9931 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 2008

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    I guess for those of you that have seen me on here enough know my story when it comes to the cutting and self-harm part of my life or my recovery, because I'm always going to be in...
    mlcockrell mlcockrell 36-40, M Mar 10

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    I Used To Cut - when i was 12 my grandpa past away and he was the only person who got me, so when he died i just was there. i was sad and one day i started to cry and i couldn't...
    the1ginger1kid the1ginger1kid 18-21, F 3 Responses May 12, 2011

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    Proud To Say... - scars are stories, history written on the body... it took me a long time to accept what i had done to myself, to stop covering up but i'm finally okay with people...
    trying02 trying02 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 14, 2013

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    I'm getting to the point where I wanna do it again where is the razor Someone talk to me
    princesscaro princesscaro 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    I Guess :S - Well, all last year I cut, a lot. And I stopped, it took a long time, but I did. It was the best thing I could have done for myself. But the other day I was going...
    123IMissYou321 123IMissYou321 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2013

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    but I haven't done it or considered it since I was 16. I found out that it didn't really take away the pain and it was too hard to hide. I think there are better ways to deal with...
    AKimball AKimball 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    For those who have self harmed and stopped, I just wanna say I'm so proud of you, you guys make me stronger when I'm just about ready to relapse and cut or kill myself, your...
    Appleslices69 Appleslices69 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 6

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    I used to cut when I got sad, nervous, depressed.. when I couldn't handle my feelings. And now I'm trying to stop cutting. Forget everything. But I don't know how I can handle my...
    llilith llilith 18-21, F Mar 5

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    I Don't Now, B... - I don't now, but years ago I did quite often, it is quite an addictive behavior to quit and one that many people do not understand, so I will explain why and...
    AlwaysRemembers AlwaysRemembers 41-45, F 2 Responses May 16, 2007

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    Clean from all the cutting☺️😋✌️💪
    DearIniquity DearIniquity 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Part 3. Lexi. Don't read. Okay, so this note is to my gf just in case she doesn't listen. Don't. Read. I'm serious. Anybody else should read part 1 and 2 listed on my profile...
    Prodigy457 Prodigy457 13-15, M Jan 6

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    I hope you guys won't hate me like the last time I've posted. I don't remember the last time I cut, but I remember what it feels like. I remember the pleasure I used to get from it...
    thewolfnation thewolfnation 13-15, F Jan 3

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    I Can Finally Say Used To!! :d - I can finally say USED TO!!! I used to cut. Period. I USED TO! I am so proud to say that it isn't even funny! :D So yes I used to cut. I cut for 2...
    xXPsychochic56 xXPsychochic56 18-21, F 10 Responses Jun 2, 2010

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    I Thought The Blade And I Were Over. - I hadn't done it in a little over a year, and part of me thought that I had learnt from it, I obviously hadn't. I want to say it was the...
    AwkwardnessCentral AwkwardnessCentral 16-17, F Aug 4, 2013

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    Hypocrite - When I first hurt myself, I was talked down to like a dog by my boyfriend at the time. He told me he wasn't mad but disappointed. Then he stopped caring all together...
    Elizabethstorm Elizabethstorm 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2013

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    I Dont Get That. ... - I dont get that. I mean, I can see that people that are suffering do that.... they can"t stand the emotional pain any longer and have to "cut"...
    redflower redflower 36-40, F 1 Response May 16, 2007

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    About 2 Years! - It's been about 2 years since I last actually cut myself, since then I had scratched myself and such, but not enough to leave a mark. The only reason I had enough...
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2013

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    But I stopped. And now I want to. Even though I know it won't help anything.
    syntheticlovex syntheticlovex 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    It Used To Feel Like I Had To... - Its felt amazing and addicting, instead of dealing with emotions and my problem i'd just press that sleek little razor to my skin. It took my...
    aliceXIONU aliceXIONU 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 22, 2011

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    Self Injury - I started when i was in high school at the time i didnt really know why i was doing it.  By the time i was in my senior i had stopped.  Then when i was a...
    clancyfan clancyfan 21-25, F 4 Responses Oct 23, 2006

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    Hold On To What You Have- Its Long But It Has A Point - First there was the boy I'd had a crush on for nearly a year. That lasted four weeks before I broke up with him because we...
    LonelyFirefly LonelyFirefly 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 16, 2013

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    Fighting The Urge - Every time I pick up a knife images flash through my head, snapshots of me bloodying my arms. I have to pause to regain focus. Scissors cut, scissors can cut...
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2013

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    I Hate To Admit... - Almost 2 years ago i used to cut.. i still wear some of the scars, almost like a faded memory of my past. I wasn't trying to get attention at all... i used to...
    MaxWilleatyourbrains MaxWilleatyourbrains 16-17, F 4 Responses May 19, 2012

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    The First Time I Ever Did(Poetry Form) - Stress was building up, People hated me so much. Feeling useless and miserable. I thought no one could understand. Even though I had...
    QueenOfPoetry QueenOfPoetry 16-17, F Nov 11, 2013

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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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    Razor Junkie - cutting is an addiction for me, i cut for over a year my sophmore year of highschool. then broke my 2 year streak a couple years back. now i'm wanting to again...
    ifeellikealeech ifeellikealeech 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2013

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    I used to cut myself and this is really hard to admit. I saw it as a flaw and still do, Im afraid of what people will think if I ever showed them.
    DrStrychnine DrStrychnine 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    Dangerous Addiction... - Once you start there's no stopping it..It's what they say about drugs and alcohol and smoking and cheating and bullying and what not... You'd think they'd...
    xSilverWillowx xSilverWillowx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 21, 2011

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    It Just Took One Cut..... - One cut is all that it took, and I was hooked. I was 11 when I first began to cut. I remember it like it was yesterday.... I have went through so much...
    Ice95 Ice95 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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    Getting Out Of A Habbit - The last time I cut was about 6 months ago. So i shouldn't really say i 'used' to because its still early days. i started at 12, when my mum was drinking...
    leannepatpat leannepatpat 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2012

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    i used to do a lot i still have a bunch of those thin pitted marks imbedded on my left arm, everyone says they remember the reason they put every last scar there but honestly i hve...
    stargazer203 stargazer203 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 10

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    I did it to deal with my clinical depression and anxiety. Although it is still tempting sometimes, I'm proud to say I'm going on 3 months clean :)
    VicLucyCole VicLucyCole 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    These Are My Scars - I used to cut. Am I proud of it? No. But do I hate myself for it? Absolutely not. I have 3 pretty noticeable horizontal scars running parallel to each other on...
    ojhstudent ojhstudent 18-21 1 Response Mar 27, 2013

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    Knife Vs. Friends - Ok so I started cutting last year, in November actually so its not that long ago. Anyways, I started cutting because I was always so furious, so angry with my...
    Vampprincess568 Vampprincess568 16-17 May 29, 2010

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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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    I have stopped cutting, I want to very badly to but I can't. If I start agin the one I love with all my heart will start agin, and that can't happen. I would kill myself if I knew...
    purgahja purgahja 13-15, M Apr 5

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    It's A Daily Battle - About a month ago, I could proudly say that I hadn't cut in a little over a year. Unfortunately, a few weeks ago I messed it all up again. It was just like an...
    TheHazelRose TheHazelRose 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 12, 2013

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    I started cutting at a very young age. 9 or 10, i think. I'm 16 now, I stopped cutting over a year ago. Though, I still have my "moments." It got so bad to where my mom would have...
    Nevershoutkourtnii Nevershoutkourtnii 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    It Was Like A Drug... - I haven't cut in years, I mostly did it from ages 12 to about 15. My parents fought verbally and physically ever since I was born. Mostly my dad physically...
    sillyginger sillyginger 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 25, 2013

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    Pain Relief... - I used to cut. It was my only release from the pain around me, to create another pain, a pain that no one else had caused but me. I was brought up in an abusing...
    Gisbon Gisbon 22-25 1 Response Aug 12, 2010

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