Going to counseling would still be handling them on your own. You are taking the steps to get help. We all go and it really does make a difference in your life. Especially if you find a good one. So please make the effort.
We can help you some, but we aren't professionals, just similar people dealing with similar things. So do keep posting here.
Thanks for understanding about the self harm. It is good that we know that you were continplating it. Now we can understand what you are going through. I did have to edit your first post though, but enough of us read it prior to and do understand what you are up against. Try not to go that route.
You are a special person, always know that. And I hope that we can help you some. You sound very intelligent and you have a grip on your problems. But there is nothing wrong with getting professional help. It is nothing to be ashamed of, as we all have had to go through that.
Takde care my friend. Keep posting and know that we are here for you.
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