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lizzle , 31 Dec 2011


does anyone else find that nobody seems to understand unless they pick aswell? my mum is always telling me to 'just stop'... she doesn't seem to get that it's not that easy.
4 Answers
December 31, 2011
Yeah, I have exactly that! My parents don't seem to understand how hard it is to stop and I feel like I'm embarrassing them when I pick my lips in public or something! I tried telling my friends but of course they couldn't understand! It's so frustrating!
January 01, 2012

In reply to by shirtyberty

Although, I am much older than you, and a parent myself... I can totally understand how you feel. I think that it is important to reach out for the help. It sounds like you have tried, but aren't being taken seriously. Of course friends don't have all the answers, but at least you are able to tell. Because some people can be cruel... I really think the answer is to directly ask for help from an adult you trust. An aunt, teacher, someone. I'll keep you in my thoughts, and will look for future post.
January 01, 2012

In reply to by Malted1961

Aww thanks :) I hope you get better too! :) My mum's said a lot that she's going to take me to see a doctor or psychologist but she never does. It's hard to talk to people about it because you're worried that they'll think it's just a trivial bad habit! Maybe I should see the school counsellor?
January 03, 2012
I have been very open about my picking (recently) with a friend who is an alcoholic, and one who compulsively overeats to the extreme. Both can relate very well to the urges and the feelings of shame. Its made a big difference having someone to talk to!

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