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I posted on here back in April, ready to take on this battle, once and for all. So much for "once and for all". Over the past two months, life has thrown me a ton of curveballs, but the one that has thrust me the worst back into picking is a guy who I fell in love with (yes, love) who decided to go back to his ex. One of the laundry list of reasons he was so hung up on her? "... her gorgeous skin..." Since hearing that, and I'm sure he didn't realize how much I would latch onto it, I've felt like a monster. My remedy? Pick and pick and pick and pick and pick and pick. I am so depressed right now, and I have been for several weeks. I'm avoiding everything - friends, family, work, going out, life. From the very first day that I engaged in picking seventeen years ago, my goal has always been the same: to make my skin better, to get rid of the imperfections, to try and look perfect. The outcome has always been the same: making my skin worse, creating scabs and scars, destroying my face, embarassment, humiliation, chaos. When will I learn? Hoping that someone out there is willing to buddy up with me... I gotta beat this, really truly once and for all.