Sit her down and tell her you have to talk to her about something important. Explain to her how you’ve been feeling, and then tell her about your self harm.
The fact that you’re telling somebody is amazing, we’re so proud of you! This is one of the first steps to recovery. Please get help, your best friend can be a great support system and motivation to stop self harming for good.Stay strong!
That absolutely makes sense, anon! You are not the only one who feels that way.
Self harm is an addiction. You get used to it. It becomes your cushion, what you fall back on when things are bad. People who’ve quit a week ago feel urges, and people who’ve quit four years ago still get urges occasionally, too. The trick is to ignore the urge. Whenever you feel like you need to self harm, busy yourself. Distract yourself by any means possible.
It’s so absolutely amazing that you’ve made it this far! If you can make it 100 days, you can make it 109, 190, 200, etc. You can do this.
If you’re really bothered by it, you need to distance yourself from this friend. Before doing so though, maybe you could confide in each other. Tell her what you’re going through, that when she talks about her self harm it triggers you, and if she could stop. Try and help each other.
If you’re not comfortable with that, then again, distance yourself from her. You need all the help you can get to quit, and her constantly triggering you won’t help you.
Best of luck! Stay strong.
I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy
because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless
and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that."