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I Won't Self Harm

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    When I think about it,

    doing drugs & cutting yourself is basically the same thing. Not always but let me explain; people do drugs to relieve the pain & stress & so do cutters. They both are damaging their bodies. Not realizing what they are doing to themselves. It's just different ways & forms of...
    EmiTru EmiTru 18-21, F Feb 9, 2014

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    Its Mental Harm

    I dont know why i keep on doing this..hurt myself like dis! One moment i am cool with everything and moving on..the next,i get my guards down and all those crappy flns get me feeling miserable!!ì hate it..why i get tempted..i dont wana go to that damn person's ep profile,n see...
    Alonewoolf Alonewoolf 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 16, 2010

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    Trying Again....

    it seems like any day that i go more than three days, and i think, okay maybe i can beat this battle with self-injury, and i can do it, something happens, and i just go back to cutting again. i hate that, i just want to stop self-harming myself, but i feel like i need to punish...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 1, 2010

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    Cut Too Deep...

     Cutting was a massive part of my life. It still is i guess... But Ive "cut down" (haaa ironic choice of words) because of a very nasty reality check i got a while ago. I'd had a really bad episode with my dad that morning and had just got insanely depressed. I...
    Bleue Bleue 16-17, F Mar 4, 2010

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    No matter how close I have come,

    or how much I think about it, I just couldn't do that to you, you've been through enough already and i won't make it worse for you. I will try my hardest to keep myself sane but it keeps getting harder.
    Verix Verix 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 27, 2014

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    I Won't Say I Won't.....

    I won't say I won't self harm. But I will say this, I am trying not to resort to self-harm as a way to run from my problems, and to escape the emotional pain. I won't say I will never self-harm again, because we know that is a Lie. But, I will say, I am trying hard not to resort...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 5, 2010

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    Even through everything I've been through

    from; My parents been drug addicts Severe bullying Getting tripped up/tackled to he floor from people who don't like me And getting threatened I've never self harmed and that's because my mum always told me, "Do people really want to grow up and have ugly scars all over...
    IMAVAMPIRE IMAVAMPIRE 16-17, F Jan 7, 2014

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    Hopefully Not Again No....

    I have self harmed.. Not badly just enough to cause a little pain and blood and only a hand-full of times but hopefully i wont do it again.  Well i better not do it again because i have promised to a friend that i wouldn't do it again. Problem is when i hurt someone i like...
    LunaWolff LunaWolff 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 15, 2010

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    Razor Blades...

    ... I get it, I really do. I don't have to try to understand, it just makes sense to me. Inflicting physical pain upon yourself to take you mind off of what you are enduring mentally or emotionally does not sound too shabby. Physical over emotional sounds like a good trade off...
    KatjaShoshanaGrace KatjaShoshanaGrace 31-35, F Dec 29, 2010

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    One Day One day. I hope.

    I will be able to stop. One day. I hope. I will no longer need to self harm. One day. I hope. I will no longer have the urge. One day. I hope. Cutting will just be. Something In my past. One day. I hope. Cutting will just be. Something that I struggled with. One day. I hope...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F Jul 3

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    Never will I ever damage my body in any way.

    No matter how unhappy I am with it, it's me. That's how I look & that's how God made me & my beautiful body doesn't deserve that. Nobody deserves that.
    EmiTru EmiTru 18-21, F Feb 9, 2014

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    What Helped Me

    "When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer." Psalm 94:19I am writing this today for everyone reading this who deep down feels less than, who feels like they might not be somehow "eligible" for healing and blessings, who feel like God is there for...
    girl4god girl4god 36-40, F Feb 24, 2012

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    I Want To Stop

    Its hard hiding the scars in a short sleeved top.
    christos77 christos77 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 1, 2012

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    ..........

    one day i know wont feel the need to self harm..i know it will be ok..i know i do things i shouldnt..i know even when i dont eat,its self harm..i just cant stop it..its in thoughts..but one day it will stop..all the things i feel ..bout cutting ..about many things 
    amysangels amysangels 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 23, 2010

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    I have low self esteem because of the way people treated me especially people I was in relationships with mainly guys I feel like I have to settle because I probably won't find...
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    Dear future self, We both know that pointless niceties mean nothing to us. So, I'll get straight to the point. What have you done? Can you honestly say that you're happy with the...
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    Are casual hookups okay these days?
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    If you don't make an effort, you don't get a response. There's plenty of experiences and stories on my profile, they're surely good ways to start a conversation?
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    solivagant86 solivagant86 18-21, F Jul 19

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    I sometimes wonder if I'm actually happy with you. You don't have the same depth of character as me so sometimes when I talk to you I see that what I'm talking about goes over your...
    driftingsanity driftingsanity 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Why judge you when I can judge myself. If I judge you that won't make you any better. (unless you ask for some constructive criticism in the hopes of doing something positive with...
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    I don't know what it is with you people here, my pic, my address, my phone number!!! ugh!! If I don't wanna share it, I won't! stop pestering me about it! I'm not gonna share...
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    You can add me all you want, but I won't add you back unless I have had the opportunity to talk to you and get to know you first. And every now and again I will go through my...
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    I self harmed so badly, it won't stop bleeding, I'm scared I hit an artery or vein. But last time I told my parents, they said they didn't care.
    dcook6 dcook6 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    At the same time I already have, by thinking you like not being judged. Maybe I should instead have joined a group called "I will do my best not to judge you", "I will not judge...
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