I Will Never Be Able to Wear Short Sleeves

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    Because of Self Harm

    I don't self harm as much as I used to but I have loads of scars on my arms. Some of them are quite bad and I don't think i'll ever be able to go out in short sleeves ever again. I get so hot in jumpers it is so annoying but I'm not sure if i'll ever have to confidence to wear t...
    thesoundofsilence thesoundofsilence
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 5, 2007

    Self Injury

    I haven't gone sleeveless in over 8 years. It's weird to think about actually because people (like my mother) seem to think it's an awfully big deal "Oh my god she'll never wear a dress! How can she LIVE like that?!"  To be honest I'd feel weird wearing short sleeves now...
    newmurderer newmurderer
    Apr 20, 2010

    Well, At Least Not For Now

    I havn't worn a short sleeved top in so long that when i do put one on, it feels so weird.  My friends ask 'Arn't you hot in that?'  when its summer, but now they know that i don't wear short sleeves so its alright. They don't know the real reason, and i don't really...
    MyPeril MyPeril
    18-21, F
    Sep 21, 2008

    So Grateful To Find This Group

    I have the same problem, I can never wear short sleeves in front of people. I'm so ashamed of my scars, they cover my arm and are so obvious, they're old and I haven't cut in years but the scars are still there. i've tried various scar treatments to try to get rid of them but...
    intothemist intothemist
    Jun 3, 2010
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