Why We Hide It

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Reason 1: we don't want to risk hurting the ones we love.

"Why didn't you tell me?"
She whispered
Looking at my scars.

I reply
"I can hurt myself
But I can't hurt you."

Reason 2: we feel like it's our job to protect those we love from it

Mom: You never do anything for me.

Me: I fake a smile, I hide my problems from you to avoid you getting stressed. I cover my scars, I don't talk to you so you don't have to put up with me, and I pretend to be mentally stable.

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