cutting

United States
July 10, 2007 1:30pm CST
any other cutters out there? I am a happily married 42 yr old with one child, and my secret shame is i cut myself. i am always looking for new outlets for my pain and anger. any suggestions would be welcome.
3 responses
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
11 Jul 07
have you thought about writing? maybe writing poems, or just getting out your frustrations in a diary? I think you should try to find a therapist that knows about people having the desire to cut and try and get help.
@Jennifer21 (2476)
• United States
10 Jul 07
I actually am an ex-cutter. I had a bad problem with it, and shamefully, still have the scars to prove it. I have since then been to a wonderful therapist and been placed on medication. My cutting was used to releive my emotional pain. With the cutting I could forget the emotional pain and instead, concentrate on the physical pain. Actually, I remember seeing the blood and feeling much more satisfied. It was a terrible thing for me to do, and once I realized I needed help, I sought out professionals. They are trained to help people find other ways to cope with emotions, and they can give you other means. I really suggest you seek out help, before you regret it. I will give you a few tips that I like to use. Whenever I am feeling the emotions coming on, I will go for a light jog, it really helps. Or, hell, I get on mylot! It really helps to take my mind off of other things. Plus, you can tell us how you are feeling, and we can try to help! I will say it again though, you should talk to a professional. They have really helped me. Good luck, and just stay strong.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
10 Jul 07
Try yoga. If you have days that you really long for the physical pain then you could try pushing yourself even harder to hold a pose or maintain your balance. You have taken a big step by coming here and saying that. You do care enough about yourself to try and get help. I hope you will find what you need. If you would like to add me to your friends and PM, I can relate on some levels and would be glad to talk to you if you think it would help.