I don’t know what to do, but I do NOT want to just sit by and pretend like I’m not seeing all those fresh cuts on her. I want to help, if I can.
It is unfortunately one of the things I find myself really uncomfortable with since I’ve never had experience with it, and can personally not understand it.
We’ve been close friends for a long while. I’ve had a crush on her for over a year and finally got the balls to confess amonth ago, and she liked me back.
I had seen small scars on her arms before, but didn’t want to prod since I wanted to give her some space and not push about it. The other week she stayed over a couple nights and I saw an enormous amount of fresh cuts on the insides of her legs, red, swollen and just about scabbing up. It looked like she did it two days before, tops. There were so many of them. I didn’t say anything about it then, either. I have no idea how to approach it.
She’s not sure how to talk about things and doesn’t find it comfortable, but says she wants to learn so she can trust people and so they can trust her. I’ve told her I’m there for her and that I love her and care for her and want nothing but her best, and that I will listen to anything she wants to talk about. She’s thankful for this, but hasn’t said anything. This is okay.
I just want to know if there’s a way I can help. The last thing I want is for her to be in any kind of pain. What can I do?