Self-harm: My experiences

*This post talks about self-harm, with no physical details, please take care* "So you would rather feel physical pain than emotional pain?" My therapist questioned me. I told her that when I inflict physical pain onto myself, it hurts less than the emotional pain I'm feeling. I told her how I feel that I can bear physical pain, but as for my emotional pain...it hurts so much I can't stand it. It's agony, it feels like it's swallowing me up and I will drown in it. "So the physical pain momentarily stops your emotional pain?" asked my therapist a little while later. This question stopped me in my tracks. I had only thought of my self-harm in terms of self-punishment. I had never considered th

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