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Sparklypurplepaws

Sparklypurplepaws

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I'm just going about my business and bam I have these really strong urges. I'm trying my hardest to distract, ground and generally cope but nothing seems to be working.
It's been about a month since I last s/h'd. I don't want to give in but I feel like I'm fighting a losing battle
 

MarlieeB

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First of all well done for going so long without self harming :)

I do really hope you can carry on fighting the urges Sparkly.

xxx
 
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SandalwoodSummer

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Do you have a coping list? I find when I'm on the edge, all I can do is lay by the stereo and listen to music or radio or self help Cd's.

Distraction is exhausting but don't forget that the urges will soon pass.
 
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SandalwoodSummer

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I forgot...I find getting out in public helps. I sit in the corner of the waitrose cafe with tea and a paper which I pretend to read.

Animals help too. I go and feed the ducks.

Putting on a DVD can help. I like march of the penguins.
 
Sparklypurplepaws

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Thanks guys,
I've managed to distract so far, it's just so exhausting.
 
Sparklypurplepaws

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Thanks marlibee,
I'm eating chocolate and hiding under the duvet!
 
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hope the urges pass soon for you. just keep as strong as you can
 
Sparklypurplepaws

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Damn it ..... I gave in - all bloody day resisted what a waste of time, what a waste of flipping time
 
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Waverunner

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You really aren't a failure. MarlieeBee is right, look at how long you did resist for.
 
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Try to look at it in a positive way, You resisted all day! I know how hard it is, thats a good feat.
 
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