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So awhile ago I wrote how I beat this battle and I was so proud. Well guess what? I have started picking about 2 weeks after I posted it. I really thought I had it under control. As soon as my mother came back from her trip with her friend (which is a man-inwhich I say still married to my father) I started to pick again. From talking to her and the stress at work it came back. Now I find I am picking my face more and more and I want it to clear up before the holidays. So I am putting everything on it possible to get it cleared. I know that I can hide the rest of my body but my face was the only part really that I had left. Talking to a psy. did help me but not enough to get ride of it like I dreamed to. I am 34 yrs old and had this for 5 yrs. I'm tired of picking but it seems the only thing that keeps me balanced. How strange does that sound. I wish there was more awareness about this problem. Its great writting on here but wouldn't it be nice to meet people face to face, see thier scares and hear thier pain. Why can't the world help us? This is not life threatening but it is self distructive. I have my good and bad days. I think today is a bad one. Maybe tommorrow will be better. From freeasever (whatever!) I think never.