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Again? jeeze, when does it end?
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marysings posted:
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I have not self-harmed in several years. And last week I wanted to so much but I kept myself very busy. Today I am watching our store manager's little boy who has strep throat. He's three and very snoopy, wanting to get into everything. By the end of the day I am concerned I will be very tired...not a good place to be regarding SH.

Does the urge ever go away?
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sittingbull594 responded:
Hi Mary,
We've met on another board but i think i had a diff identity.
Now.... I wonder too if the urge ever goes away.

Can you get this kiddo to take a nap? boy that's hard on a body for sure. I'm a new grandma and don't know when i do get to see her what i'll do with her. She's in another state and we won't get to see her until 4/13.

I hope if you get closer to the urge to actually do it.... what's your plan? Make a plan so you can stay safe ok? I think that would be a really great idea! I can't remember do you know any dbt skills.
If you don't you can always use distraction, hold a piece of ice till it melts, take a hot shower and then a cold one, take a nap, eat somthing really good you don't normally eat. Those are a few suggesitons.

On the dbtselfhelp.com website there are some really good mindfulness videos. There are meditaiton ones too. just watching some really pretty photos and listening to calming music can help so much. You could also surf the web and stick to what you know best when you've had the urge before??

What do you normally do?
 
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iwanttostop responded:
good ??. i am going on 40 years of sh ing. some time are easyer, but it has always been with me. i have learned to hide it and make it part of my life, for good or bad i have no other answer


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