We discovered the SI 4 years ago. She attended S.A.F.E. two years ago and it was a big help. She SI much less often now and has gone sometimes for months a at time being safe.
I just came back from dropping off supper and medication for my daughter. She is 19 and she has her own apartment now.
I went into her apartment and we talked for quite a while about several things that I wanted to tell her.
finding a new therapist to help her with her OCD. etc.
Being safe on her upcoming trip. Travelling alone. Safe from others.
Being safe so that she isn’t sorry afterwards – keeping herself safe…
I asked if she would please put on a sweater because it is hard for me to look at her arms after SI. Basically she refused. “It is my apartment and I can do what I like…”
I am cringing. How can I be a father to her???.. I can’t take it. A beautiful girl self mutilating…