Okay well i am new to this website. To give you a little background info about me basically I’m a 16 yr old girl, I have depression and anxiety and was sexually abused when i was 6 yrs old. I’ve been SIing for almost 3 yrs now. I haven’t SIed for the past 3 weeks and surprisingly it’s been kind of easy.

The reason I’m writing this post today is because most of my friends that i have now all know about me and my self harm. But today i realized that over the years of the rest of my life I’m going to be making new friends. When i make these new friends do i keep my history to myself or if we become close enough do i tell them. I’m already very self conscious with the clothes I wear to school so like what if they see my scars? I couldn’t take being talked about. being called the “weird girl”. I made a new guy friend recently and i would love to be close friends with him but its hard when he always wants to hang out because i always feel that I’m keeping a huge secret. like if he finds later on he might not want to be friends, so i might as well find out somehow now if he’d stick around or not because it would hurt me more than ever more into the friendship.

I know im rambling on but i just really want to know. Should i bring it up to him? like how if i do? do i use an example and not apply it to me? or just tell him straight forward about me?