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self harm scars on face x

Fairy Lucretia

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do they bother you
I have one from when I was upset the other day
im wondering why it isn't ok to hurt your face but sometimes seen as more acceptable to hurt your body x
 
Urban Hermit

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Because I think it's easier to cover up the other ones and also I think our faces are linked to closely with our identity xx

Please try not to hurt yourself, you are so important xx
 
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depends what kind of self harm, people do some pretty weird shit to their face and bodies, like cutting their tongues in half to look like a dragon, god knows, but it's out there
 
simonr1978

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No but I am slightly bothered by the stripey scars on my arms. They don't bother me but how do I explain them to someone else?


Thais is a genuine concern at the moment
 
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Each line marks your character. Nobody worth anything will judge. Everyone else is not worth it.
 
simonr1978

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It feels like an acceptance of weakness
 
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It’s not. The lines mark your experience so that you can gather strength and recover.
 
Lunar Lady

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Tribesman mark themselves to this day to signify survival of trials.

You should accept your scars as testament to your strength and courage, as they do. Despite your pain, you have soldiered on. Be proud of yourself and who you are :hug:
 
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And if I don't think I can do so?
 
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How can I hope to explain them to someone else?
 
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Thanks,, I hope this will work out
 
Lunar Lady

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Thanks,, I hope this will work out
Simon, people either accept you for who you are - or they don't.

If someone doesn't understand you, they can never be a good friend - so be honest and let those scars separate the wheat from the chafe. xx
 
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