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Self harm and older sufferers

I started cutting when I was 13. I'm now just shy of 28 and while I don't cut often like I used to, I still struggle with the urges and cut from time to time. Sometimes I actually want to cut and not try to fight the urges.

Are there older people that cut or are in the same position as me? I always figured that at some point I would "grow out" of cutting?
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replied December 31st, 2016
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Hey, I started self harming when I was 9 I am now 26 and I too still have the urge to cut. Everyday is a struggle when you do overcome the urge you should reward yourself because believe me it's hard to resist the temptation. Sometimes I look at various objects and think I wonder what that could do but I don't ever act on it. Keep saying to yourself - I'll get to that later and keep yourself busy I know it's easier said than done but if you ever need to talk .. I'm here

Take care
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replied November 11th, 2017
Hey my name is Chloe I started cutting when I was 14 I’m now 16, I’ve had a pretty messed up life I have friends that support me and help me get through things but sometimes I just don’t feel like it’s enough. my Mum and dad or any of my family don’t know about my cuts I haven’t let them because I find it so hard to explain . If they ever do find out I need a good reason to tell them why I have them because I’m not ready to tell them why I have actually done it . My cuts are on my leg and every other weekend I go round my dads and sometimes he likes going swimming and I don’t want him to see them at all I just feel like a failure all the time and I did stop for a while but every thing got to much for me so I started again . My legs are the only way I can hide it pretty much because I always wear vests and shirts but I just don’t know what to do anymore if any of you guys have suggestions please say them , thankyou xxx
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replied July 31st, 2019
Hello and welcome to EHF !


I went through your query and i understand your concern.You need help for your borderline personality disorder. Your doctor will do some psychotherapy and behavioral therapy sessions for further management.



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