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AimeeKangas , 19 Aug 2013


At As long as I can remember I have been a picker. Mom would always say "just stop" I wish it was that easy! Seems as though she does not understand. I was alone throughout middle school. Lot of bullying... So many times have people came up to me and don't even say hi, just grab my chin, turn it, look at the scabs and walk away. I feel so small in these situations. I don't know what to say, what to do other than pick. If people truly understood how belittling these actions are. I am finally in psychiatric therapy for this problem. Hopefully I can stop eventually and maybe boost my confidence a little. This is my last bit of hope. I pray this helps me. I am determined to change this habit.
5 Answers
August 20, 2013
Other people never understand how hard it is. So good luck.
August 20, 2013

In reply to by rubberducke

I know! Hopefully one day I will be able to have clear skin again. I hope I will find the strength one day to stop this skin picking. It hurts in all aspects. Socially, emotionally, physically, psychologically. One day......
August 20, 2013
I pick my nose, eat the boogers, pick dry skin off my feet, pick dry urine out of my vagina, pick at my belly button, and grind my teeth. I know how you feel.
August 20, 2013
I've been trying to find nice creams and lotions and potions and jellies etc. To make me feel better about my skin. Yeah, my mum doesn't really get it either but ya know when people say "stop!" they're just lookin out for you. And if you find yourself picking in front of them, they'll pick you up on it. Try giving yourself a time limit in the bathroom so you can't stay and scratch and stressballs are pretty cool. I found an adipose one the other day (i'm a whovian :))

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