Self Mutilation. Anybody have any experience with this shit?
by, August 4th, 2010 at 11:20 PM (727 Views)
It's been a long time since I've posted here! Lots of shit has gone on.
I just found out a few days ago that my 15 year old is burning herself with a fucking lighter. On purpose. From what I understand it's similar to cutting, in that she does it when she's really angry or anxious and it apparently calms her (from what she told me.)
I'm fucking trippin. We have an appointment with a counselor who specializes in this sort of thing, and I've read about 9 books about it, but I really can't make a lot of sense out of this.
I've spent her whole life ensuring that she never ever went through any of the abuse or trauma or shit I went through when I was young, in the hopes of raising her to be a happy, well adjusted kid. She gets excellent grades, does her chores, never talks back. She's not a problem child, but it's apparent that she's pretty damn troubled.
If anybody has any experience or insight with this sort of thing, I'd love to hear it.