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Finally letting go of the pain

by hopewins on March 13, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I am 27 years old and have been self-harming since the age of 13. Until recently I haven't had anyone I could really talk to about this. When people asked me about it it was always "yeah that's something I USED to do". Recently I met this amazing person and we instantly had this connection that has since been unbreakable. I am able to talk to him about anything and completely opened up about the self-harm I used to do, as well as the stubble I still have with it. This person gave me so much hope, and really saved me from myself. A few days ago I gave him this note with my razor.


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