cutting is an addiction what do people not understand? After the first cut you begin to feel like that’s the only way you can cope or that you’re not even good enough to live anymore. Depression and cutting isn’t something you can just “get over” it takes time, patience, and at least one person truly by your side who doesn’t bash you for thinking about hurting yourself or tell you mean thing.. Someone who understands why you do it. But will still love you unconditionally even if you relapse, because what truly matters is that you did stop, even if it was for an hour. You did the very best you good and that’s what matters, not the number of cuts or how deep.