I cut because it feels good. I was curious, I tried it, and I love the feeling of that pain. I’ve also found that I am a better person when I SH. I typically feel better when I do it, as in for around a week after cutting I tend to just feel good. I’ve never used it to solve a problem. It just calms me down and makes me feel good. So no personal risk. I do it on in a place where nobody ever sees, so there’s no social risks. I don’t go very deep ever, and I always clean my blade before and after using it, and get new ones often, so there’s really no physical risks either. There are no risks. So am I still doing anything wrong? Is there really a reason that I should stop? I would really love to hear your opinion on this.
I suffer from Anorexia (Atypical) and I also self harm. When I’m feeling really stressed I turn to food rather than self injury but this makes me want to cut more. Distractions don’t always help me. How can I keep from overeating and self injuring?
I’m in a relationship and my partner gets frustrated with me when I SI. He says I should tell him when I’m feeling that way, but how do I tell him without being perceived as “attention seeking” or overly dramatic?
I’m going to an outdoor camp for the summer where swimming is a regular activity. I haven’t been to this camp since 7th grade and the amount of scars on my body has increased. 1. How do I take part in activities such as swimming without others commenting on my scars? 2. What reason can I give for covering up and not wearing “summer” clothes such as shorts, skirts, short sleeved tops etc?