I cut. Any of my friends that I confide in are driven away because I latch onto them for help, even though I'm too stubborn to want help anyway. I feel so powerless. No matter how many friends I lose by sheer exasperation and being clingy, I continue to lose friends. Therefore, logically, the only way to stop the cycle is to not let anyone close. The reason I cut is because I deserve it. I've done terrible things and need to be punished. I've caused at least four people to cut themselves; thus justice demands that I cut. I'm not sure why I'm telling this to any of you reading this, but I stumbled on this forum and it's really been helping me just to read threads pertaining to cutting. Guess I thought I'd share. Hoping someone cares. Don't feel obliged to; I hate guilting people into liking me.