Posted by alexandra_k on June 13, 2009, at 20:03:28
In reply to Re: Balancing acceptance and change, posted by alexandra_k on June 13, 2009, at 20:00:22
I think that sometimes it is hard for people because they are trying not to do that. I know that when I'm struggling with the mental pictures of slashing my arms then I'm not really in the place to read about someone else saying that they want to / are going to slash their arms. It makes the images more intense for me and that makes it harder for me to figure out what is going on. Hard for me, too, because once upon a time the only way I could get any kind of empathetic attention was to take an overdose or something. So much more attractive (to my mind when I'm very distressed) to contemplate slashing my arms and having a few moments of empathetic care with someone (and a whole heap of judgement from others of course - but you can usually get a few moments with one person even if it is a receptionist or whatever) vs ... trying to figure out what is going on and then... What?
Life can be hard sometimes.
Hang in there.