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imapicker , 12 Nov 2010

Weird how much we understand each other huh?

This may sound SO CORNY but oh well...i just wanted everyone on this forum 2 know that by reading your personal stories and experiences, it has been the best treatment and therapy that i could have imagined. Once i read the detailed well written experiences shared by so many people, Ii have made great progress in acknowledging and accepting my face picking habits. Never in a million years would i even think about describing what my skin looks like after i had been picking, squeezing, and tweezing. i cant believe that others admit to having "their tools"and being honest when describing what they endure during the HOURS spent in the bathroom mirror. i would literally feel like i was gonna vomit when i saw how many bloody towels i used to stop the bleeding. Even when i got the bleeding to stop, my skin was so irritated that it only increased the swelling within the pores, and i would attempt to pick away at the raised areas to "get rid of" whatever was contained in those areas. Now tell me where else you can describe in detail what you experience both emotionally and physically? i am a firm advocate for this website, and am truly grateful for the ones who had the creative brainstorm to start this forum. I feel like i had new family and friends here who thankfully, understand.Thank you everybody!!! Anyone else feel as strongly as i doM Please share......
3 Answers
November 25, 2010
I know exactly what you mean. The privilege of hearing other people be so honest gives the rest of us the courage to FINALLY say the things we've been trying not to admit even to ourselves. Like a weight of my shoulders. There is surprisingly so much comfort just in seeing that another person actually understands you, and that nothing you can say it going to shock them or change their opinion of you. In fact, it only allows affinity to grow for one another in this little 'community' of ours.
November 27, 2010
ditto. I haven't picked my target area (lips) since I joined. granted, that was only two days ago, but I think we can all appreciate that every day that goes by without picking is a tremendous achievement. I admit, I have picked other places (m tow, for example, is killing my right now) but i'm taking it one step at a time, one area at a time.
November 28, 2010
oh bless you and thank you for sharing your story. it really is safe here. theres no judgement and the weight that is lifted off your shoulders after sharing is something i never thought i would get to experience. most of us have carried this burden under wraps and alone for a very long time. there is nothing you can say here that will cause others to be repulsed or think you are bizarre. I understand. This forum is full of people who walk with this silently in real life but have the opportunity and the generosity to share here. We are not grossed out by each other, we do not condemn one another for wasted time or lack of self discipline. those reactions would come from people who will never even come close to seeing the real problem. cheers friend, you are welcome here, with anything you need to share. we will listen, and we will support you. because we really do know, i really do understand. thank you for sharing! isn't it freeing?!

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