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Old 03-07-2019, 09:35 PM   #11
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SH = Self Harm i.e. self injury i.e. cutting, burning, head banging, hair pulling, self punching, etc.
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:24 PM   #12
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The kind of promise made for Lent isn't the kind of promise that God would be angered by a failure of. In my tradition we have strict fasts 49% of the year, including Lent, and to be perfect keeping the fasts is known to be a dangerous source of pride. Sometimes it is made a requirement of a person to break the fast, so as to break their pride.

God will not be let down if you fail. He understands that these things are so very difficult and He is so very compassionate towards us sinners. Our willingness means a lot to Him and His grace is sufficient for our shortfallings. Forgiveness is given infinitely to those who forgive.
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Thank you Nechayev. That means a lot.
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I thought my therapist would be happy about my giving up SH for Lent. She was just like, it sounds like you're going to SH on Easter. I was like, well I won't on Easter day. She wanted me to commit to more time, but I was like sheesh, let me get through til then, it's still about a month away. I feel kind of crap now. I had felt pretty good about my decision and I've been doing it, by the grace of God, but now I'm just like, dejected. Kit
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What you are doing is really good, a positive and challenging step. Im sorry that your therapist was so deflating. 😖 She is supposed to SUPPORT you in your positive projects.

Im really disappointed in her right now. And disgusted with her. ☹️

I think that you are doing great. I think it is a really constructive project that will help you now and also in the future.

Can we be your part-time SH helpers? 😀 I think a better approach would be something like this: Im really excited about your project and how well it is going. Great job! 😀 The main thing is to take one day at a time, but when you are ready maybe lets also talk about how to keep your positive growth and momentum going after Lent is over. What do you think? Let me know when you are readyIm ready when you are!!

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Kit you are the best and you are doing great! Keep up the great work, one day at a time!

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Thank you Bill3. Your approach was more of what I was looking for. Thank you for your support. HUGS Kit
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I've been having some urges. They were pretty tough this morning, but being at work has helped distract me. I'm trying to hang onto my promise and remember that I have faith and that's going to help me get through. I think the urges I'm having are due to increased stress of taking care of my newly diagnosed diabetic cat (new feeding schedule, new food, new insulin shots, antibiotics) and just the urges of being addicted to SH. I'm trying to breathe deeply and regulate my breathing for the anxiety and just writing here where people know the struggle is real. I've still got a long way to go but I can do this. I. Can. Do. This. HUGS Kit
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TODAY.You.Can.Do.This.



I hope that the new regimen goes well for your cat.

TodayYou.Can.Do.This.
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