Reason 1: we don't want to risk hurting the ones we love.
"Why didn't you tell me?"
Looking at my scars.
"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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Self Harm Is A Silent AddictionPoetry
This is a book filled with poems, short stories, songs, and writings about the silent addiction that is self harm. Some are written by me, some are some I found on the Internet, and others are some that people sent.