I Will Never Be Able to Wear Short Sleeves

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    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

    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

    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
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