I've always struggled with self-punishment. For me it's progressed from physically harming myself in some way, to emotionally destroying myself when I feel worthless. If you mean evolve as in change, then definitely.
I'm still young, but I've self harmed, have suicide attempts, severe emotional eating which lead to minor bulimia, anorexia, breaking/hitting things to harm myself, mental emotional abuse and pill and caffeine addiction, on top of others.
I believe it's linked with our "We don't deserve anything, we're a terrible person" mentality. Also, I don't believe that they lead to other issues, but rather the same issue manifesting itself differently.
I've learned to combat these negative behaviors by learning what is triggering them, and slowly wean myself off of them. It's challenging, but other than my emotional abuse to myself and minor caffeine problems, I'm pretty much clean now. You have to accept that you'll slip up, and be willing to forgive mistakes when they happen.
kurodon wrote:18~present: When paranoid, I heavily blame (bait) my gf by calmly telling her that I don't trust her or that I 'know"' she's cheating on me. I KNOW this is wrong, but doing it keeps me calm, but this usually leads to fights or her crying, both of which make me feel worthless (which when looking back after each individual event, that seemed like the only goal I had in mind).
I had one thing to say here. Does she know what about what you go through, and what you're true goal is here? If not, I think explaining to her what's going on may help her learn to combat what's going on. Of course, it's still a behavior that needs to be stopped, but if a mistake is made, understanding really needs to be there.