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Orange , 22 Sep 2012

Hair pulling

when I was little I would tie tiny little knots in my hair at night. The only way to get them out of course, was to pull them out. My head would hurt, and I would wake up with 3-5 knots of hair on the floor by my bed. I didn't think about it until now. Also I grab a little piece of cheek skin and rip it with my teeth. In that process I make a scrunched up face. I try not to do it at school but I cant not do it. People shoot me strange looks, so I cover it with my hand. It's hard! Life is hard! Everybody's life seems so bubblegum pink! With happy lives and rich little families. I have a good life compared to some. Everyones so pretty and they have no homework and they do sports and they can do everything without falling apart! Now that doesn't mean I can never be happy. It takes alot though. I used to have a really good friend. He made me laugh so much and make me feel so good. But then he found put I loved him and so now it's back to strangers. And that's when I noticed a huge change in my nail/acne/cheek picking. it got worse. Now it takes alot to make me laugh that hard Goodnight everybody, good luck to all! :) ~orange~
1 Answer
September 24, 2012
Hello! It has taken a lot of time and observation, but I've noticed that even those who I think have "bubblegum pink" lives, have their own struggles. It is very easy to fall into the "woe is me" type of thought process, but that will just hurt you more. You have to be able to find the positive in your life and move on from the struggle. I am a born pessimist as well as I think you are, but it's a "strategy" that has gotten me nothing but negative results. Anxiety has always increased my picking habits, and nothing (in my opinion) is harder on a young person such as yourself as school is. It's a good idea to find someone to confide in, whether that's a family member, teacher, counselor, or therapist. It's too hard to quit this "habit" (or should we say "addiction"?) without help. Good luck to you, and don't give up. --Laura

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