Phew...just wanted to say I finally made the call to try therapy. That feels good and I wanted to share with this group. You are so very dear to me and have been a tremendous help in more ways then I can express.
from the excellent advice, the shared stories, uplifting words and kindness to a sense of friendship. THANK YOU SHC!
Update for those lurking safely...I have been going every two weeks and I've made some good progress. It's nice to just talk it out. Still difficult at times, but I bring the journal I keep to help explain. I tend to disassociate from when I fall off the band wagon and have a tough time remembering the cause/effect immediately surrounding it. The triggers become overwhelming and i can't recall what I was really thinking right before and I kind of come out of it with scars...
This may sound a lil odd, but it has helped me so far (3 months Sh free!) but my therapist suggested...TRIGGER_Y...that I put tape around my blades. I generally keep to a few I have and one time I forgot, went to use it and because of the layers of electric tape, I decided it wasnt worth the work lol and focused on breathing.
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