Powerless But Not Helpless

i started cutting 5 years ago when i felt powerless in a relationship i was in. the cutting lasted longer than the relationship. 16 months ago i stopped drinking, started with aa. the 1st step in the 12-step program is to admit you are powerless. i realized i could use the steps to recover from cutting as i would with drinking. i've recently become close friends with a young man who is 5 months sober and shared what i was going through with him. yesterday he came by to see me and i gave him my blades. i could have just thrown them away, then i could buy more. giving them to a trusted friend was more symbolic. it was a way to admit to myself i was powerless, but not helpless.

UnsungMelody UnsungMelody
46-50
Feb 7, 2010