The only way to the other side of pain is to walk through it rather than around it. Life is a continual journey. Sometimes we get stuck. I will help you get unstuck! Search Questions or Ask New:. Moderated by Michael Hofrath , Ph. Candidate Pre-Licensed Professional The only way to the other side of pain is to walk through it rather than around it. Top Rated Answers. You could try to make her understand that it's not all crazy. Talk to her about how you feel and why you express yourself in cutting yourself.
If it's maybe that you want to feel something or what the reason are to hurting yourself and she maybe won't understand right away but try to be calm and try to explain why you feel how you do and what it feels like, and then she maybe will understand a bit more. Did you find this post helpful? Anonymous April 8th, pm. Try explaining to her what makes you want to cut. If she understands she may be able to help you throught that problem. Anonymous May 23rd, pm. First, I hope you find someone you trust to talk to, and maybe find a better outlet than cutting.
Explain why you feel the need, and explain how it makes you feel. I hope she is understanding and helps you. Anonymous September 28th, am. Watching someone we care about harming themselves is worrying and alarming. If you feel able to explain what self harm gives you - why you do it.
Let them know you are keeping yourself as safe as you can and that perhaps they can help you find healthier ways of coping or be there to support you when you feel the urge to cut. Anonymous February 22nd, pm. Your sister caught you cutting and to explain to her without her thinking your crazy say something like "we are all crazy there is so such thing as a normal person. I am sorry that you had to witness this. I know this isn't the right way to deal with [depression, anxiety etc] and I would appreciate your support.
If there's an issue that you want to over come ask for help. Anonymous March 14th, pm. Tell her there's a lot on your mind and you really can't find any other way to take care of these problems.
Tell her you understand she might be upset with you and think you're crazy, but there's a reason you're doing this, you just don't feel ready to share it with her. Talking to her about what has been troubling you would be a start Self harm takes place becasue you usually need an escape from the emotional pain, and physical pain does that.
The physical pain from self harming doesnt take away from the emotional pain, but it puts it on a back burner while you focus on the physical pain, and physical pain in easier to deal with than emotional. That doesnt mean that you should be self harming Talk to your sister and tell her whats bothereing you. She is there for you and just wants to help you. Talk to her, explain what is happening in your life and what makes you do that, just talk to her and trust her at the end of the day she's your sister.
Be honest, she might be freaked out and worried. But it's not an everyday thing people expect too see. Also try to stop, if not for you then for her, would you want too see her go down that road. It's one that hurts a lot, and ends up doing a lot of damage, mentally and phyically. Talk to an expert therapist about overcoming self-harm. Related Questions: My sister saw me cutting, how can I explain myself to her without having her think I'm crazy?
I harm myself on purpose. I never do it because I need to cope, I do it because I like the pain and like to have something on my body. I know I should stop, but I don't want to. Why is that? Does cutting for only a few months and stopping make me any less of a self-harmer? How do I explain scars when a young child asks about them? What do I say to people that ask about my scars without making them uncomfortable? How to deal with self-harm alone? Why do some wounds turn purple? What do I tell my parents if they started asking me questions of why am I sad about, because of self harming myself?
I don't know what to tell them. I just don't I bite my arms and legs when I am angry. I have a lot of bruises sometimes it bleeds when I bite but, I can't stop myself. I don't know how to stop myself from biting myself. Is there any way to stop? Whenever I get hurt by someone or something, I get extreme suicidal thoughts and self-harm thoughts It takes little for me to become this way, why is that? Thank you! Current user wait time average.