posted by 👍3 💡16 Slightly Symmetrical Monkey on 02 March, 2019
for me, this is a happy vent, but to a lot of people it's not, but i'll put this here anyway. i'm finally making better cuts :o just made some cuts that bled throughout and eeeee
it sounds like you keep coming back here for sympathy and that's okay, we can supply it, but you can't really pretend like it's a good thing to do this to yourself. you know deep down it is very dangerous and extremely detrimental to your health to disfigure yourself like this and to say otherwise is an incredible delusion. rather than suggest you stop cutting altogether this time, i suggest you ask yourself why you make these posts. you know people will tell you to stop and reach out because of the risk involved, so why do you crave that so much? everyone needs validation sure, but most people aren't willing to vent about cutting themselves in order to get it. is it because you don't have that validation in everyday life? do you feel like you're lacking people that care and reach out and love you? i promise if you look hard enough you will find them. there are wonderful methods of support available if you'd like to seek them out. check out mellowtalk.com/resources for some examples. everyone has issues in life. different people struggle with some issues more than others and that's fine. but this is a bad way to deal with yours. on mellowtalk we care about you. i know i do. so please don't make us feel sad because a member of our community is making deeper cuts and pretending like things are getting better. take care.
i just posted that because i wanted to put my happiness somewhere where it would be anonymous, but i could still see and find it easily. i was really happy during that, so i went to the first website that came to mind.
Anonymous ● 03 March, 2019 ⚓︎
do you ever wonder why cutting yourself makes you happy?
by now i'm sure it's because it feels validating. idk what it's validating, but it does.
Anonymous ● 04 March, 2019 ⚓︎
if it is validating your emotions, i.e. convincing yourself your problems are real, you don't have to worry because they are very real and a serious issue. you should really look into correcting those feelings that you feel need validation
Anonymous ● 02 March, 2019 ⚓︎
my best friend used to cut herself when she went through a really difficult time a couple of years ago. she's a lot better now but she still has the scars and wishes so much that she didn't. she has to wear long sleeves when out and about so that no one sees, and if anyone does see she has to explain that like she's not suicidal and she finds it really awkward. don't keep doing it, please. it isn't worth it, there's so many better ways to deal with whatever's hurting you, and you'll regret it when you're older like my friend does. you wouldn't be here if you thought cutting was actually good. it's a way of not dealing with your problems and it will make you feel much worse in the end.
Anonymous ● 19 June, 2019 ⚓︎
please don't do this anymore. its not how you should be dealing with your problems and you don't need to "validate" them. as long as you have a problem, no matter how serious or shallow it is, if its less than bearable you should really talk to someone. please don't cut anymore. it makes me feel really sad that you are doing this to yourself.