So, I've been at this for 20 years and I am ready to stop. I've been trying to amass days without picking by "counting days" but what I see now is that I have still been trying to assert willpower over a chronic medical condition and, like an addict trying to quit drugs or alcohol, I have a much better chance of making it if I *don't* try to do it alone.
So I'm posting here to not go it alone.
And Day One will be tomorrow, Valentine's day. I hope.
So tonight's goal is to make it to slumber tomorrow without picking.
Like many of you I've gone days, weeks, even months without picking over the years but like a virus that never leaves the body, it always returns.
I'm in a new relationship now and though I've been upfront and open about the issue, I've thus far managed to hide most of the damage because we are apart for weeks at a time due to work commitments so I do a ton of damage, then wait for it to heal which is usually timed to our visits. Then, after we've been together nonstop for a week or two, the picking starts again and mainly along the bikini/wax line.
I am so sick and tired of being sick and tired over this problem and so I ask for as much support as you're able to offer.
I'd love to track other people's progress too!
And I guess I want to be ready for the inevitable slips along the way.
Anyway, thanks for reading. And thanks for already "getting it".