today is my fifth day not picking. When i woke up this morning and went into the bathroom I just kept telling myself not to look at my arms..... So I put my contacts in and got out of the bathroom quickly!!! I was talking to my fiance last night about how I just want to not have the urge anymore. He mentioned that i just need to keep my nails cut but I only wish it was that simple : ) I know it is hard to understand this disease. I have a hard time understanding it so for someone that does not suffer from CSP it has to be even more difficult to understand. I hope that just for today I can resist the urge. I am going to cut my nails again today because I have to stay open minded and take any suggestion that works just for today. I would like to start a 12 step program for CSP. Maybe something like Skin Pickers Anonymous. The first step is admitting we have a problem. "We admitted we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable". Get a sponsor; someone you can talk to personally over the phone, through email, and sometimes hopefully meet with in person. Maybe setting up some kind of instant message forum board to have a meeting online. Then we could share and tell our experience, strength and hope to eachother. I am not sure how to set up an online instant message chat room due to my lack of computer knowledge but I know it can be done. If anyone has any info on how we could do this please let me know. It could be added to this website. I might try to figure out who handles this website to ask if this could be done.