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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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    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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    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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    ..........

    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 7 Responses Jan 23, 2010

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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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    I Want To..

    I hope that someday I'll find the strenght to stop, because right now it's just getting worse. I know there is more negative aspects than positive to self harm but right now cutting is what helps me cope. I believe that if I hadn't started cutting I don't think I would still...
    TideToGo TideToGo 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 26, 2010

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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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    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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    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 10 Responses Apr 15, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Mar 4, 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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    Related Experiences

    So many people in my age group are beginning to self harm and it makes me sick. I wish I could stop. This is my story: When I was younger, I would look at self harmers and go, "My...
    lily13576349 lily13576349 13-15, F Feb 17

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    I used to self harm , I'm scared to go back but I can't Control myself , I feel the need to hurt myself so I won't feel what my heart wants
    angie314 angie314 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Relapse I close the door And sit on the side of the tub I pull up my sleeve And across my scars I rub My heart is beating fast But my mind is reacting slow I could make a few cuts...
    darebearsworld darebearsworld 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't cut myself anymore. I bite my hand. I have to, I do it because I... When I get angry, I become powered by rage. I do it so I won't hurt anyone else. It hasn't left any...
    UnfinishedStar UnfinishedStar 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    Hello reader :) Just a brief description of my background; I'm 17 becoming 18, Chinese and my family is very strict, probably a little more laid back than "tiger parents" but they...
    turtlemonster turtlemonster 16-17, F Feb 10

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    I guess it's weird how I want that, although I always had a friend like that they would leave. I would never talk to them again, if i did we would drift apart. I've always been...
    moondrip182 moondrip182 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    No I won't be... One guy ruined it for the rest. I'm not as trusting as I once was... slw
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F Feb 17

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    I've been judged before because I believe in god, so I won't judge anyone else for it, I just encourage you to love with all your heart.
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    You are so sweet, You make me so weak Your touch has a spell, Oh, I can never tell Your love is so warm, I can feel no harm Your lips so sweet, Our hearts that meet It was a day...
    Donnathena Donnathena 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    unless if you do something to harm an innocent good person.
    RationalCutie RationalCutie 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    So this would be my first time posting something on here I've never really been good at writing so I hope know one really judges haha (as if it's the internet).. Anyways as I sit...
    nevergiveup2501 nevergiveup2501 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    As hard and bleak as it seems, my life isn't something I'm going to waste. I have come to this realisation that I don't want to regret anything I've done at any point of time. I am...
    BeingMe98 BeingMe98 16-17, M Feb 5

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    I don't care what problem you have but if your angry don't yell we will calmy talk but see I have anger to so yeah but it takes time for me to build up anger so yeah wait till I go...
    deaththinker911 deaththinker911 16-17, M Feb 20

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    I may put some dirty stories up but that's because I'm a sexual person. Can't help myself. I like sharing details. But that doesn't mean I want people to tell me how much they...
    Sxculent Sxculent 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    I know I was a little liar in the past but the last time I really lied is almost 10 years ago and I have changed in the while. On EP you can be really honest because you have...
    BiNiceBoy BiNiceBoy 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I don't like it I don't like typing it. I hate when someone tries start something.
    GrecoItalianBella83 GrecoItalianBella83 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    So please don't blurt out an 'I love you' on our third night together.
    dearalexe dearalexe 22-25, F Feb 17

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    So I ran away a couple of days ago, and they made me come back (they= police and family). They said they were gonna change and so far that's bullshit. I am leaving when I turn 17...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F Feb 18

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    Don't be a perv Plz don't be like hey babe seriously No like super personal questions unless I can trust you Plz no homophobia (I'll send u to hell)
    silverstrike silverstrike 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    Hello this is Ernie222, if you are a person that likes to make up sexy stories ( adult woman) there are no boundaries. If this is what you like to do then I am interested. It's...
    ernie222 ernie222 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    I used to have a dream. it's about me being pilot but something came up it freezes me it's like my whole plans is burning in front of me but I keep telling myself that I'm not...
    turki2550 turki2550 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    I am so broken and messed up. my friends don't want me much less anyone else. why do I even bother? I wish I could just turn it off
    rowanoaks rowanoaks 16-17, T Feb 19

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    I'm a lesbian trapped in a man's body. I'm decided that I can't fight it. It's who I am. Thank you for your support.
    duggxxx69 duggxxx69 56-60, M 4 Responses Feb 19

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    So.... Please don't message me asking if I have been with a man yet, or wanting sexual or private details... It's creeping me out.
    Parkerluv1 Parkerluv1 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
    sharifmoro93 sharifmoro93 18-21, M a week ago

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    everything I do I have a strong da-ja-vu, and I remember things I obviously haven't done. I know how various experiences feel, but they never happened. I sometimes remember...
    2b5h 2b5h 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    people say this is what they want, then when they get it. they'll end up judging the other person. that's why. just don't care about what people say anymore. if your doing great...
    PrincessHart PrincessHart 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    I have always had friends and peers who judge me whenever I open up to them. When I show someone my true colors, they try to repaint me. I just wish I had a friend who listened and...
    isabelclifford isabelclifford 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    As long as you do not judge me, I will not.
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M Feb 6

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