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iheartink , 16 Feb 2012


i just got out of a 7 yr relationship. My picking did put a strain on our relationship because he couldn't understand. I've been picking for 12 yrs now and the scarring is horrible. I'm so worried i'll never be accepted. Anyone else feel like that?
6 Answers
February 16, 2012
Yes I worry about that. I know its not true, but I worry. I get tired of people reacting to my skin. I know it's involuntary, I just hate how alienated it makes me feel. Im 21 and I feel like I should be in the prime of my dating life and sometimes I worry potential partners are passing me up because my face looks so strange. I see my friends dating and easily and it scares me into thinking my skin is keeping people away, Its more likely my perception of my "freakishness" is, but still. I think back to the one steady boyfriend I've had since my skin got really bad and worry he was only with me bc I have low self esteem, and he never really thought I was beautiful, and no one ever will. Sorry for the super depressing rant, but those are the thoughts that go through my head a lot of the time. You're not alone in feeling that way
February 16, 2012
I've been in the same situation, my ex tried to understand but it's difficult for people to realise just how addictive it is, even though it makes everything so much harder. i have trouble making friends too because i just want to stay at home. i think the best thing to do is to preoccupy yourself by going out and doing something enjoyable, however hard it may be.
February 19, 2012
Yea i can relate to this im not in a relationship but im dating i pick my face back,the front of my sclap,and arms n shins my sweetheart never noticed it cud i covered it up with make up i have my techniques i usually picked wen im bored stressed hungry or in the dark n everyones sleeping in the middle of the night.he noticed it we went to movies n we were in the dark n i jus cudnt stop pick thinkin id run out cover it up with my pressed powder before the lights turned back on and the movie ended i was so ashamed he said ur cat cudnt of did this much damage u look like ur beating ur self u up at that moment i froze n shutted n stuttered he was ur like ur making this awkward i wanted to rell him i have ocd but i was scared hed think i was a freak He said if im nervous it wud b impossible for us to b together i also am biopolar i tend to b very emotional so i started crying he said he didnt mean to make me feel bad but hes concerned n i need to a doctor he held me stayed our w me till 1am so id feel better but im scared cuz i feel if i c a doctors ill b on meds for depression,ocd,allergies,asthma,and gintivitist i Pick at my gums wen i have toothaches im jus so worried i have a bald spot in the middle of my head n had to cut n trim my bangs cuz the were falling out my hair wont grow n my skin is infected n i ve been picking since the fourth grade n im almost 20 n in college im afraid i might lose him n im praying to god i wont
April 23, 2012
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April 24, 2012
I am with you on this. Picking has always but a strain on my relationships. What I did was educate my Boyfriend on this issue and told him about how it can be addicting. He realized and now helps me when he thinks I am doing it. Don't worry you are not alone and you will be accepted.

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