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Darkwings44 13-02-2019 04:58 PM

Does anyone else bite themselves or is it just me?

one_step_closer 13-02-2019 06:04 PM

I think there are lots of people who do. I have personally in the past but not often. What do you think about biting yourself, is it something you'd like to overcome?

Darkwings44 13-02-2019 06:38 PM

I dont know its the only thing that helps me.....

one_step_closer 13-02-2019 07:20 PM

What do you get from biting that helps? Is it pain that helps, expressing yourself, focusing on external stuff instead of what's going on in your mind...

Darkwings44 13-02-2019 07:40 PM

It helps me punish myself and dealing with my emotions and thoughts

one_step_closer 14-02-2019 06:20 PM

I'm sorry you feel like you have to punish yourself, I can relate to that. It would be good if you could instead decide to take care of yourself and build on that. How does biting help you to deal with your emotions and thoughts?

Darkwings44 19-02-2019 06:49 PM

It helps me to get relief from my emotions and my thoughts

Mihashi 17-03-2019 06:45 PM

I know biting is something I've used many times for the punishment reason you stated, but also I've noticed that there's a tiny bit of calmness just as it's happening, because the punishment is happening then and there. So for a little bit, you can drive the thought away. For me, that's only a little bit though, and before I know it, I'll end up thinking about it to no end. It's not something I really like because it's a very self-defeating thing, and it drives me quickly in a bad spiral.

Is this something that you experience?

Darkwings44 21-03-2019 11:04 PM


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