I don't mean your actual issues, I mean, why do you choose to put a blade to your skin? What do you get out of it? For me, I guess it's a way to relieve my stress. I tend to let my stress build up till I explode, then I'll take a razor blade and slice my arm a few times in fast motions. At the moment I'm doing it, and for maybe an hour or so after I feel a lot calmer. But then I hugely regret it and wonder how I let myself do it. I need to deal with how I handle stress. I rarely cut - done it twice this year and before that it was in 2008. Cutting relieves it short term, but it's not a real solution. More of a distraction. I don't want to do it again. So, why do you cut?