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Why were you a cutter?

Asked by pleiades (6571points) January 16th, 2013

My baby sister is talented and in the 7th grade. She likes drawing and playing assorted instruments. I’m 25 years old, so I was shocked to find out from my 18 year old sister that my baby sister had been cutting her arm. My kid sister said she’s on it and has said that baby sister has stopped, but it troubles me, naturally. Kid sister told me not to mention anything to baby sister and is overall working things out and so far has been good.

Question: What made you start cutting? Did you get over it? How?

Should I get involved? Mother works 2 jobs and I visited her the other day to drop off some lunch and didn’t tell me anything about the cutting. I think my mom was scared that I might take action in a yelling match or something, which I wouldn’t but I would express my disappointment. Her father is a burnout, he’s my moms ex boyfriend who lives in the same apartment as my mother and sister.

Thanks for what you have to offer.

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