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Cutting out of boredom?

Postby raggedperspective » Sat May 18, 2019 10:23 pm

I’ve started to notice that some of my cuts are cuts I did when I was just bored. But the thing is, I don’t want to stop cutting... what should I do exactly?
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Re: Cutting out of boredom?

Postby darthpedra » Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:14 am

Do you care if anyone else notices/how they'd feel about it?
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Re: Cutting out of boredom?

Postby raggedperspective » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:45 pm

darthpedra wrote:Do you care if anyone else notices/how they'd feel about it?

I care if family sees it mainly cause they would try and get help and the feelings they would have would be too much for me to handle, but if its like a friend or something, i don't care if they see them because most of my friends wont really care all that much but will try and talk to me about it, if gf sees it though, she will get extremely upset
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Re: Cutting out of boredom?

Postby Snaga » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:30 am

I burn, rather than cut.

I've never quite SH out of boredom, but I have done it as a pick-me-up.

I know it's hard to stop self-harming; for me, the increasing attention on my appearance by others, was what kickstarted me into (mostly) stopping, from my peak period. You have to understand the way I burned it was fairly light, and I could make them look like little scratches. But after awhile, my explanations began sounding lame, even to me. At that point I knew I'd have to reel it in. Lest I go thru the things that you're worried about happening, like with family and esp your g/f. If my Other had an inkling I SH on purpose they'd have a fit. Ain't worth risking that. I still SH on occasion but not like I used to.
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Re: Cutting out of boredom?

Postby raggedperspective » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:40 pm

Snaga thank you for the response, ive tried burning before but i didnt like it, my gf still hasnt seen my cuts, despite them getting worse on my thighs, if she finds out ill tell her straight up what is wrong and stuff, i usually do, but dont mention i cut. she used to cut alot and was suicidal, but has recovered, somewhat with just psychological damage, bless her heart ;( but the boredom cuts have somewhat died down from what i can think
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Re: Cutting out of boredom?

Postby Snaga » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:52 am

I'm glad to hear the boredom cuts aren't quite so bad, now.
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Re: Cutting out of boredom?

Postby kibahidei » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:20 am

I do this too, mainly because I want to feel the pain
I literally *mod edit* scraped up my knee really badly so it could feel like I fell on the pavement
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Re: Cutting out of boredom?

Postby raggedperspective » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:51 am

Yeah kibahidei i do that sometimes too. mainly when i'm feeling detached, or feeling empty/emotionless
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Re: Cutting out of boredom?

Postby Snaga » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:22 am

I mostly self harm (light burns) when I'm anxious or feel stupid- the closest I have gotten to boredom, is doing it to perk me up if I'm kinda dragging my tail. I guess the little bit of endorphin rush. That's really a last-ditch effort in order to get energy, though. Folks are starting to catch onto the fact I seem a bit marked up, so I've had to really scale back on the SH- that more than anything, is what's got me to have largely quit my burning. I can't afford suspicion so, I save it for when I just can't hold back doing it. For a while it'd got pretty casual for me. I'd say I've probably done it at least once, to feel something- but for me it started out as self-punishment and has kind of branched into other reasons as well. Fortunately it's few and far in-between these days.
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