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January 29, 2009

Hi Dawn :) I just found this site, too. I'm a 29 year old woman, so I feel your pain. I tear at my fingers, too, although that's not my primary problem (see my post "OCD and skin picking"). It's so hard to know that what we're doing to ourselves is so unattractive, and yet we feel we can't stop. Hang in there! I know I can stop, and so can you. I'm in my sister's wedding in this summer, too, and I bet we'll both look beautiful. I haven't told a lot of people about my problems, either, only a few. I told one of my male co-workers a few months ago, but only because he saw all the sores on my upper back and asked me what was wrong with my skin! Talk about embarrassing! Remember, you are not strange, and you are not alone. I hope talking to others will help your healing process, too. Got any stopping strategies yet?