Posted on Friday, May 6, 2011
in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social
Why do cutters cut? There are many reasons. Many cutters have a fear of stopping. They feel incapable of dealing with deeper forms of pain without cutting.
Shana Schutte, writing for Focus On The Family, quoted her college roommate, “People who haven’t cut can’t understand how it can make you feel better… but it does. It’s like bursting a huge bubble,” she said. “You feel like you are going to explode and you don’t know what to do with the emotional pain. When you cut, there is a kind of release or freedom in it. Then, it’s like an emotional high. You release all this pain that’s been building and building. Like any addiction, it’s a coping mechanism.”