part of me doesnt want to stop


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March 01, 2017

The scars are definitely embarrassing. I don't understanding why people think they need to ask about them. Don't they realize it only adds to the suffering. Makes me want to pick at them more to fix them.
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March 02, 2017

I just wish people wouldnt comment on his many scars i have or how bad they look. Its so embarrassing. Especially when you havent recovered yet. Im trying my hardest but people always point it out and it makes it worse.
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March 02, 2017

People can be so rude! Try to stay positive. And try not to beat yourself up. A positive attitude can help. Don't let people drag you down. What's done is done. I've taken on the attitude that i won't let it bother me anymore. A confident smile makes me feel and look much better!
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March 02, 2017

I totally understand how you feel about almost not wanting to stop. It's mortifying for people to see and ask about scars, and I want nothing more than to not create more, but there is something satisfying about picking at something. For me, part of it is because I want my skin to be smooth, so I think if I can pick at bumps it will smooth it out, though I know consciously that it only makes it worse. When I get those urges I try to do something else to soothe that feeling - washing my body, putting lotion on my arms and legs, or fiddling with something else. I am an anxious picker, so finding other things to pull apart and to pick at that aren't my skin can be helpful.
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March 05, 2017

I can relate completely. I hate myself for what I'm doing, but in its fucked up way, it provides some odd measure of comfort and relief.