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Old 10-01-2011, 08:15 AM   #1
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I'm a self-harmer, I guess.

I'm not a cutter, but lately I've been hitting myself in the head when I get really frustrated. I do it a lot and it usually results in an all-day headache. I've told myself to stop doing it, but for some reason it's the only way I can release my aggression.

The dumb part is that I'm 29 and I have no history of self-harm up until now. I try not to do it in front of my kids, but sometimes they see me. That's the worst part of it all, because I'm not setting a very good example for them.

I don't know what's wrong with me or how to stop doing it, but I know I have to. Can someone offer me some advice? I feel like a psychopath (and my husband wholeheartedly agrees).

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Old 10-02-2011, 01:56 PM   #2
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Re: I'm a self-harmer, I guess.

Hello ament. Are you typically frustrated with yourself, another person or life in general? I don't think you're a psychopath. As you said it's the only way you know how to release your aggression so I think it's normal for wanting to vent such feelings even if it's in a manner you know is maladaptive.

I suggest talking to a therapist who could help you with finding ways to reduce your feelings of frustration and to develop healthier coping mechanism to release your aggression.

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