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Self-Harm - Indirect or Unintentional??

AdamP72

AdamP72

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I have a very serious history of self-sabotage in numerous areas of my life.

Earlier, I responded to someone else’s thread in here saying that “I don’t have a history of self-harm”.

I’m beginning to wonder if this is true though. Seems like I may have engaged an a ton of self-harm for a very long time. It just hasn’t taken the kind of form that we normally discuss in here.

Is this sort of self-sabotage not just another form of self-harm? God knows it’s crippled me, and I am pretty clueless in terms of how to stop the pattern. It destroys life.
 
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I know what you mean Adam
I did alot of harmful things in my younger days
which has tapered off with age and treatment

I have not physically harmed myself for 6 years now

just need the right help, whether meds or therapy or group therapy
its all the same thing really
regardless of the details
 
AdamP72

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I know what you mean Adam
I did alot of harmful things in my younger days
which has tapered off with age and treatment

I have not physically harmed myself for 6 years now

just need the right help, whether meds or therapy or group therapy
its all the same thing really
regardless of the details
Agreed. One big difference between self-harm & self-sabotage was pointed out to me yesterday. A simple but profound insight.

For many, self-harm does indeed make them feel better, at least in the short term. In the case of self-sabotage though, as I seem to engage in, the result is feeling worse even though this is never my conscious goal. So that got me thinking a little more. Interesting.
 
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For me self harm is done many ways. It’s done the usual form but there’s also other ways which you wouldn’t connect it with. I didn’t even know until I start working with my care coordinator and started doing therapy but now, with my sensible head on, I can look back at things and see it.
 
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