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Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Houston, TX
I would suggest covering them as much as possible if you're seeing someone new, with either makeup or clothes. That's really all that you can do tbh.
I have lots of scars, I mean lots. I've never even counted them all, but I'm pretty sure it's over 100.
My gf has seen them. I think that letting her see them (when we got into the shower together for the first time) was probably one of the hardest things I've had to do, maybe ever. I seriously, seriously thought about just calling the whole thing off, making up an excuse, something.
But I didn't.
And she's (I think) OK with it. She asked me where I got them from. And I wouldn't tell her. And she asked like three more times, and I wouldn't tell her, and she dropped it. It's never come up again.
She's not stupid. I think she knows where they came from, and that they were self-inflicted.
I can't recommend doing this because, you know, some people might just freak out or something, idk. You never know how someone might react.
Edit: I just want to add, I would never judge somebody based on this. I would think that they are a stronger, a much stronger person for having gone through whatever it is that caused them so much pain. I really would see it as an attribute, a strength, something to be proud of. And I think that anyone that truly cared for you would think the same, and help you to become stronger.