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Old 12-08-09, 02:14 PM   #1
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Well, I thought that my struggle might be inspiring for some who struggles with self harm.
I started cutting about three years ago.
But then I got into a DBT-group(therapy-group, in this case for teenage girls who have a hard time with self-destructive impulses), which really helped me. That was about 2 years ago, and now I haven't cut for over 7 months.

And I now accept my scars, I don't feel the need to hide them. They're a part of my past, a part of me but still only reminders of how it were- not how it is. my left arm I used to abuse quite alot.

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Old 12-08-09, 02:18 PM   #2
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Wow, it took a lot of courage for you post that. ((((hugs)))) and massive props to you. And you're right, you shouldn't feel ashamed about it, it's a part of you and fuck anyone who doesn't understand that.
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Huge props to you for not cutting for 7 months. That had to have taken so much courage to post. You should feel good about not feeling as though you need to hide your scars; it is part of who you are.
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Hey billyboy and sweet denial, thanks for the support (((hugs)))
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Old 12-08-09, 05:24 PM   #5
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Great job!!! You should be so proud.
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I know exactly how that feels. I still self harm and my arms and legs are covered with scars.
Im proud of you for posting that.
And im glad you've accepted your scars as a reminder that you've survived
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Old 12-11-09, 12:29 AM   #7
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I managed with over 8 months without cutting.
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Awesome! I've never cut (I've burned tho) so I can't exactly relate, but when it comes to self destructive behaviour I can relate due to my substance abuse. To go 8 months shows some real strength. Hopefully that last time 8 months ago will be the last time you ever do it. Lots of respect and lots of this:
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Old 12-22-09, 04:05 PM   #9
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I'm sorry I let you all down. But I will go further this time, 8 months is good but I know I can live without it completely.
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Good for you ButterflyChaos! I know you can do it too
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