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How did your family react?

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TheSadnessWillLastForever

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My mom recently saw new marks on my arm and smacked them as if to punish me for punishing myself. It's the same way she reacted when she found out I was self harming over ten years ago. I thought she understood me better but I guess nothing has changed. I was just at t wondering, if your family/friends have found out you self harmed, how did they react? Tell me the story, vent to me. I'm curious.
 
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My parents didn’t care that I was self harming. As long as it didn’t affect them.
Vent to you. My father was abusing me so severely that I would rather be distracted with the physical pain than feel the depth of psychological pain.
 
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I am so sorry your Mum reacted that way. In my case my mum said 'A lot of people your age do silly things'. It was never mentioned again.
 
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Accused me of attention seeking. Made me homicidal. I was contemplating a murder suicide against my mom and older sister. I'm no goddamn attention whore. I actually like being left the fuck alone more than people think.
 
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Sorry for my harshness. I need a better therapist.
 
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Yikes! I can't believe I said this on a public forum! :hidesbehindsofa: Oh well it's nothing I haven't shared with my therapist and psychiatrist.
 
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I never self harmed . When I had my first episode of depression they did not seem to care. I was surprised by that, especially because my father had a brother who committed suicide.
 
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I only self harmed for one year.
The year my dad violently and sexually abused me. My tailbone was shattered and I had a broken wrist. It was the same year I left home and supported myself.
 
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