what is the longest time you've ever gone without harming yourself?

Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by emily83, Aug 19, 2013.

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  1. emily83

    emily83 Well-Known Member

    just wondering... what is the longest time you all have gone without harming yourself

    for me, about 3 weeks... i find it really hard when i'm not doing it

    i always end up saying- i'm not gonna do it, i'm gonna lay off it a bit, but never works
  2. emily83

    emily83 Well-Known Member

    may i add that, it's not always cutting or something really destructive, but even if it's something small.. i still have to do it
  3. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Eccentric writer, general weirdo, heedless heathen

    I think it was like...2 or 3 months or something like that. Someone had asked me to stop cutting, someone I thought really cared about me. When he abandoned me, that's when I started up again. I don't see any reason not to do it now. At least now I know I can go without doing it, but it can be a difficult task.
  4. sudut

    sudut Well-Known Member

    why do you say you have to do it?
  5. emily83

    emily83 Well-Known Member

    it feels good, it allows me all the pain i deserve, and it keeps me sain- not quite sure where i'd be without it
  6. _Lily_

    _Lily_ Forum Buddy

    The longest i have ever gone is 7 months and that was a long time ago at the moment am nearly on 2 months
  7. Ellie Grey

    Ellie Grey Well-Known Member

    It was around 4-7 months, this was years ago so I can't remember exactly, but it was a fair amount of months.
  8. klaardb

    klaardb Member

    In the last year I haven't been able to go more than 1 day without some form of self harm.
  9. innocencexisxlove

    innocencexisxlove Well-Known Member

    One year, Three months, and 21 Days... It wasn't easy, and now I can barely make more than a day.
  10. MdngtRain

    MdngtRain Well-Known Member

    I went a year and 9 months, it ended about 8 months ago... I haven't picked it up as intently as I had done it in the past (goes in spurts ever few weeks as opposed to several times a day), but I think about it all the time again. It's easier to not do this time around...
  11. Moubliez

    Moubliez New Member

    This ones a hard one, because I pick at myself on many days without realizing it then have scabs later, or I dont let myself eat, or I do end up letting it out in a bad place. So id say not since april, but I have been punishing my body.
  12. Moubliez

    Moubliez New Member

    May i request that try to write down the reasons why you self harm in a journal, and see if you can find less destructive ways to get the same feelings resolved, I went to drawing on my arms or wearing a rubber band and flicking yourself, this helped me a ton.
  13. please forgive me

    please forgive me Account Closed

    I went 3 years without cutting, i did a lot of exercise and working out,
  14. Blacky

    Blacky Well-Known Member

    I think, 4 to 4 and a half years
  15. Sparrow91

    Sparrow91 Well-Known Member

    About 5-6 years
  16. Microcosmos

    Microcosmos Member

    About 10 years. I relapsed a few times earlier this year. Feelings of shame came over me afterwards. Since then, I've been smoking cigarettes as a way to destroy myself.
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