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New to this site -2014 will be the year I stop picking
Hi everyone, I'm so glad I found this site. I have been compulsively picking my skin since I was 14. I am now 32. It's hard to believe it's been 18 years. My picking is primarily from the waist up - face, neck, chest. Miraculously, I only have minimal scarring. I'm very ashamed of this behavior. I don't like the way it makes me look, I don't like how compelled I feel to do it, and I don't like how I use it to deal with stress and other uncomfortable feelings. I don't like that I treat my body in this disrespectful and destructive way. Today, the first day of 2014, I spent over an hour picking my skin. Hours later, when I look in the mirror, what I see shocks and disturbs me. Still, after all these years. Since it's the new year, this is a time when people feel motivated to change behavior. I see that there are others here trying to make a new change. I hope that we can help each other.
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