I have responded to a couple of messages under the subject topic, "can't stop picking", where I explained my situation a little. I have been keen to talk to/befriend people of a similar age (I'm 38) who have difficulty coping with a long standing face picking problem.
I would be interested to speak to the following members again too: kmad, sweetpea36 and lisa.
I am waiting to go for counselling to better deal with the issues behind the picking and to help me to forgive myself for the self destructive behaviour and consequent skin damage I caused. I am happy to say I no longer get drawn into this. Miracle of miracles I can stop myself now (apart from the odd guilty fidget with the odd small one on my leg or somewhere) I do not get drawn into long spells where I am lost in it. Hurrah! My issues now are dealing with the appearance of my skin and feelings of shame that comes from thinking everybody judges me and can see that I have damaged myself.
I would like to share my thoughts with someobody who truly understands this. I hope to share a positive journey away from shame and towards forgiveness and healing.
Love and best wishes to you all. L x