It has been 6 weeks since the last time I self harmed, usually at this stage I would be shaking uncontrollably and digging for a release. But I don’t feel like that, I feel good. The thing that’s different this time is I am no longer in a relationship. It makes me feel so guilty because my ex knew about my self harm and tried to help the best he could but now that he’s gone I’m finally okay. I know why too, he was so jealous and I would isolate myself in attempt to reassure him but it destroyed my friendships and I would cut myself thinking of how desperately I wanted to have a friend.
Sounds like you’re making healthy steps. Sometimes you’ve got to make changes to attempt to develop better self care. Keep taking it a day at a time, you’ll be surprised where you end up.