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Hi, I'm C. I just found this place today as well as another group and I'm (like all of you) feeling some comfort in knowing I am not alone. I've been a skin picker for as long as I can remember,and I will be turning 30 in a few months, things have become worse over the last 10 years as I was in a horrible relationship and somehow picking was always an escape for me. Life has gotten better for me in the last year, I met the most wonderful man and we bought a house together this month... I believe the stress and pressure of this has made my picking worse. I know he loves me, but everytime he looks at me all I feel is shame because I know he's looking to see what damage I've done to myself since this morning or the previous night. I want so much for him to look at me because I'm beautiful and not because I have a new scar or scab. :-( I've known for a long time I have a problem. I just want to get it under control. I used to pick my legs. Then it was my scalp. Now its mostly my face and I can't hide it. Even makeup doesn't help because its so bad. My coworkers must think I'm a meth addict. I'm almost so embarressed to admit that I pick that I would rather people think I'm a drug addict. That's horrible isn't it? I have 2 children from a previous relationship and my 3 year old son has been making huge scars on his face by scratching and picking the scabs. I hate to think that he's doing it because he sees me do it. So I've come looking for help and support because I need to fix this asap before I destroy myself, my son, and the relationship with the man i love.