Parents just don't get it.
Posted February 14th, 2008 by mm21
Hi. I'm a 17 year old female and I just realized that i have this skin picking compulsion. I came to this website, to sort of vent to you all, because my parents just don't understand why I pick at my face. Especially my dad. How can you explain to someone why you are ruining a part of your body, unintentionally? Today I was picking while he was standing right in front of me, and I didn't even notice I was doing it, and he pointed it out. He said, "Hey, I'm not the one that is damaging my face." I wish he'd be just a little sympathetic, but mostly just be able to understand what I'm going through. I want to stop, but it is really hard. I struggle not to touch my forehead everyday, but it calms me down, and I go into a zone where I just space out and pick. Is there anyone else with family or friends that just don't get it? If so, maybe someone could tell me how to explain this condition to my dad. =/