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29 October 2006 @ 08:35 pm
PostSecret often has SI related submissions. The week's batch was particularly poignant.

Current Mood: curiouscurious
it's me, I'm Cathy, I've come homefruhlings on October 30th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
i like this piece--it reminds me a lot of my own struggle with my owning of my emotions. I grew up in a household where only a limited range of emotions was approved of--if one got angry, they couldn't show it. Now I allow myself to get angry, and this way I don't have to self-injure.
Scarlet Starlet: oedipus bearauroralynx on October 30th, 2006 05:44 am (UTC)
I like it too. I've read that many people who hurt themselves grew up in households where everyone was taught to surpress their emotions to maintain a sort of fragile equilibrium.

It sort of worked like that for me--my mom is the only one in my house allowed to be angry. I was basically taught that her anger was the only valid anger. Self-injury has been so hard to quit for me because I don't have other outlets for my intense frustration aside from my body.

This would be a good topic for a whole 'nother post, too.
jaxxizzle on November 16th, 2006 01:44 am (UTC)
in regards to the other comments, I grew up in a home where I wasn't supposed to be angry and while I was in high school I got into cutting. I only cut a few times a year now, and now I think it's different from in the past. I don't think it's as simple as not being able to be angry at others, because I do get angry at others. It's too complex to explain.
(Anonymous) on November 9th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
That is bullshit, if you let your anger out it will just grow more and more until you wont be able co control it anymore. that is scientifically tested fact. Anger is adictable and you will just shift harm from yourself into others.

You need to learn to control it and burn it inside. once you feel discomfort with anger your brain just stops producing that emotion. So it is a must to suffer really bad while you are angry and never let it to relieve until it burns out by itself. During that time plan for some rational revenge.

Any form of relief will become addiction, no matter if it is harming other or harming yourself.