So true. It's an addiction that is not easily stopped. No matter how much you don't want to, the voice inside your head tells you you have to do it. That you deserve all the pain and punishment you can put on yourself. And it's not for sympathy or attention. It's wanting to tell others how you feel about yourself without having to say anything. It's a way to cope. When I look in the mirror, certain scars hold so many memories. And as sick as it sounds, they are almost comforting to look at.