• Sharing the secret

    Please note: this story references self harm.

    My daughter discovered for the first time that I have used self harm as an coping mechanisim.  It all happened yesterday when she noticed a scar on my arm.  Her eyes widened and she asked me "Is that an accident or was it intentional?"  It all happened so quickly, my mind racing, reality, cover up, reality cover up?   I looked deep into her eyes and decided to tell her the truth.   I felt at 28 she ...

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    hope,
    recovery,
    Trust,
    sharing the secret
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  • Why?

    Please note: this story references self harm.

    I've started checking in on write to recovery in the mornings.  Sometimes I have no words to share and when this happens I read the stories shared by my fellow writers until the floodgates creak open....I cut myself last night....I don't know why?It just seemed the right thing to do in the moment....I put a plaster on itAnd went to bed.....

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    hope,
    helpful,
    compassion,
    Self harm,
    sharing the secret
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