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thatonegirl , 05 Jun 2009


I was doing so well. One stressful week and I've managed to open up every wound on my body and then some. I know you can't get rid of this problem with shear determination but damn, I feel like such a failure because of it. Like I let it beat me. I hate feeling like I'm not in control of myself. What can I possibly be in control of if I'm not even in control of myself?
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June 05, 2009
The picking itself is a body control issue, so don't think about trying to quit as being "unable to control yourself"--that's why you pick in the first place! This is a process, and one slip doesn't mean you're a failure, it just means you have to work harder or differently. Try stress toys, and keep them handy whenever you're tempted. I had a relapse yesterday, not a horrible one, but I managed to undo a substantial amount of healing on my legs. It made me feel like an idiot, but I managed to stop myself, and then I felt like I had accomplished something again. You just have to remember that we don't have a patch or a support group to help us with our addiction, so we have to do this all on our own. Any progress you make is important, don't diminish your successes! Like you said, you were doing so well!

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