Tina's Cutting Story


I now realize cutting is no escape.

I was 8 years old when my uncle moved in. My uncle and I were very close until he started doing things to me. He abused me mentally and emotionally. He made me believe he loved me. He started telling me he loved me more than he loved his wife. Then he started touching me and doing things to me when my parents weren't around. One night my parents stayed out late, and my brothers were up in their beds. I was trying to fall asleep when my uncle came into my room and raped me.

The next week I was in the office again, and I had my mom make an appointment for me to talk to my doctor about seeing a counselor for my problem. Since I've been seeing a shrink I've been better. Every now and then I'd do it, but I've been clean for awhile. Scars are scars, and they don't make you a star. I now realize cutting is no escape. It just causes a bigger problem.

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