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Hi, My name is Dawn. Im 28yrs old. I have been biting, tearing and eating the skin off my finger for as long as i can remember. However it does seem as if it's worse now than before. I finally got to the point where i need help and that's when i started looking on line. I came across this site and just about cried when i read about others doing this and describing everything i felt too. I tore the side of my thumb yesterday which caused me to bleed and to be in pain for a long time. But what hurt worse was baby siting a 2yr old seeing that and pointed out every thing on each finger and say ouch. Or making up excuses to my 7yr old son about it. Im in a wedding this summer and want to have realy nice hands. It was a combination of everything in the past couple days that made me kick my self in the ass and find out to do something about it. I would also like to add that this is the first time that i have told someone/anyone about my problem besides certain close family members. Im really glad i found this site/ support group. And hope that this will help me through recovery/healing.