My mother finally asked about the cuts on my arm. She begged and begged me to tell her.
So, in the end, I did.
It's now anybody's guess whether I'll be allowed to see any of you again, after this weekend.
Anyone who'd like to send me heartening text messages or something will be loved a little more.
I'm in lots of pain just now.
Apparently I just downgraded in my mother's eyes from "problem child" to "abomination".