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Recovery?

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checking-it-twice

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I haven't self harmed in nearly a year now but there's still been times where I've considered it.
I was wondering if anybody else has had troubles with wanting to relapse or actually relapsing?
Or what the general view is on how long you have to leave it before you can consider yourself as 'stopped'.
 
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coffee

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I went for about 3 years without SH - it was still an almost automatic response to stress to want to for most of that period, but I coped and it got easier as time went on. Unfortunately I relapsed and went back to it for a while a couple of years back, then stopped again for about a year/18 months only to relapse again last year :(

Am struggling with it again now and trying hard to stop again - I generally consider myself stopped when I have gone for 6 months without SHing.
 
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checking-it-twice

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Thanks for replying. It helps just to know others are still tempted by it even if it's horrible to consider others in that situation.
I hope you get through it again.
 
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ive had sevral on and off periods. sometimes i dont self harm in the space of 7 months and then i might get angry at a petty thing. but so far it been... well its been a very long time since i havent self harmed. it crosses my mind but its just easyer to cope with when i have something to work for such as studying
 
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