Self Harm

I confess that until today, I have been clean. I haven't cut,burned, pulled my hair out, bruised myself, broken my bones just to feel the endorphin rush, bit myself, gouged myself with my fingernails or needled. Today, I wrecked six months of counseling and struggling with emotions because I broke up with my boyfriend. I further confess that I'm not sorry, I don't know why I ever quit.

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  • I think the short-term rush is part of it, as is nerves and stress. While I never cut or burned myself (other than burning mosquito bites off my skin to get rid of them), I did used to pull the back of my hair, twisting it into knots first, then yanking it out. Woman who cut my hair would ask if I was doing it, and I'd say no.

    Never broke a bone on purpose, either. Did, however, used to force my joints to crack until my fingers, knees, and ankles hurt. Also used to pull my own eyelashes out, sticking the pieces into a pen top. Would be so happy when it was full.

    You'll get past this. Something in your life is causing it. When that's taken care of, all this will stop. I did for me, although I admit to a habit of pulling and tugging at my stache a lot, sometimes until it's so short it's a hitler stache.

  • 9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

    14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.[c] Do not be conceited.

    17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[d] says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:

    “If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
    if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
    In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”[e]
    21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

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