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    • The answer to this question is no. I really don’t mean to seem arrogant, but I don’t see anything wrong with it. The only reason it hurts other people when they find out is because they don’t understand why you do it. They just see it as you hurting yourself, but I don’t think of it that way. I think of it as a way of relief. I don’t hurt myself, i cut myself. I do this because I get overwhelmed with emotion, i panic, i’m frustrated, i can’t stand feeling certain ways. I guess I do this because I want to have control in my life. I don’t think of myself as a depressed person, I am not depressed all the time, but when certain emotions hit, I can’t handle them. Why would I sit and suffer because I obsess over these emotions? Why would I want to drag these feelings on? I just want the feelings of frustration, anger, sadness, loneliness, and helplessness to go away. Cutting does this for me. It instantly makes me feel so much better. The first minute after I cut and I see the blood is like a high. Why would I want that to go away?

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    Guest nicole leigh.

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    no. for me, it comes between cutting myself, or losing everything including my life. it keeps me alive. its my only escape.

    i just hate  being judged for it. i hate being called ‘emo’ by my friends and family. i am not doing it for the trend of the ugly scars or for the fun of it. i am doing it because i have no other way to escape everything. between cutting and dying, wouldn’t you all prefer it this way?

    i’m sorry.

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    burningstars

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    I think you’ll reach a point in your life where the cutting isn’t going to bring you that high anymore and then you’ll see the behavior for what it really is - self-destructive. You say, “I don’t hurt myself, i cut myself”, but that’s just sematics, you’re literally splitting hairs with that statement. There is no difference between hurting yourself and cutting yourself. Cutting is a form of cutting yourself. I think you’re in denial and I truly hope someday you realize that this is no way to live.

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