Our expert says:
Hey, Not-So-Lonely !
Delighted to hear that you have found a good friend, and we hope this relationship will be good and sustaining for both of you. Check out the Archives of this forum ( search for Self-mutilation, and cutting, mainly ) as we have discussed this particular problem behaviour quite often, and indeed a number of our regulars have managed marvellously to stop cutting themselves.
They tend to cut when they feel miserable, panicky, and especially when they feel abandoned or at risk of losing someone they care about, so be cautious about how you express anger. Maybe it's better to express it as disappointment. Self-cutting isn't a reason to love someone more, or to abandon them in fury. Generally, they don't realize how disturbing this is to other people, especially to anyone who actually does care about them.
Excellent responses from Mindful and SP !
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