I'm a 41-yr-old single guy, and cut myself for the first time about 2 months ago, then I did it again, about 3 weeks ago. Given my age I wouldn't really call myself a self-cutter. It's certain specific issues that drove me to it. I've been unemployed for quite some time. Yes the job market is bad but in my case I don't think that has much to do with it (long story). I tried to go back to my old job since they told me I could return. They had the exact same position open and I always got excellent evaluations when I was there before. Where would they find anyone better? But they hired this other girl who interviewed the same day I did. Somehow I just knew Ms. Goody-two-shoes was gonna get it even though I don't see how she could be more qualified. Makes me furious. If I got my job back I'd at least have more time to focus on the issues that are at the root of my depression. I figured it might help to talk to someone in the meantime, but I'd feel more comfortable talking in private. Some of the details I'd rather the whole world not know about. My yahoo messenger id is firstname.lastname@example.org. I got my nickname from the tv-show "Charmed", specifically because of Holly Marie Combs. Anyway if you feel like you can relate please pm me.