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Oct 20, 2007
He had a duty NOT to keep the secret
by: Darlene Barriere

While I don't condone the fact that this person you told called you an idiot and made you feel worthless—you're NOT worthless—he couldn't keep that secret, Kaitlyn. I know you feel betrayed by him for this, but when someone is cutting themselves, it is EVERYBODY'S responsibility to tell. What he should have done was tell you outright that he couldn't keep the secret; he should never have promised to keep it. He should have kept talking to you in a supportive way, not a demeaning way. You told him for a reason. You must have trusted him at some point. I also think you wanted help. He should have helped you find that help.

I do understand why you cut yourself, Kaitlyn; it numbs, then takes away the emotional pain, the unbearable emotional pain. You need help with this. This isn't something you can work out on your own. I strongly urge you to contact a local crisis agency. Cutting yourself isn't the answer.

Oct 20, 2007
I Feel You
by: Francine

Kaitlyn A, I'm so sorry about what you had to go through! I cut myself, too, whenever I get abused and/or depressed, but I've been told not to do that anymore thousands of times. And as for someone who acted like he was your mom's friend, whatever he said/did to you is wrong! And no, it's not your life! Your life is when you have someone who deeply cares about you, not bully you! And no way, you are not stupid nor worthless! You are not an idiot! You are a beautiful, smart person; don't ever let anyone think otherwise! The only stupidity that I see comes from your mom's so called friend. I think you might want to try some counselling.

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