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cecece , 04 Apr 2010

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Hi all. I'm new to this forum. I've been picking at my face for as long as I can remember, close to 20 years. My parents used to get so irritated with me when I did it and they were always on my case about it. I stopped doing it for a few years - I didn't even realize it - and in recent years I've started again. It seemed to coincide with my returning to school in order to start a new career. My husband is extremely supportive and he has noticed that I pick again. I often don't even realize I am doing it, but once I do, I can't stop. When I try to, I still feel compelled to pick and eventually give in. My husband used to tell me to stop, but he saw that I would get embarrassed, so he doesn't say anything anymore. I've now asked him to help keep me in check. It is extremely reassuring to me to know that other people are dealing with this too, and that it is an actual disorder. I have some other minor compulsive tics to deal with, but this is something that bothers and embarrasses me so much. As I sit here typing this, I want to pick so much, but I am trying with all of my willpower to leave it alone so this can heal. I just wanted to share that. Thank you for providing this forum and for your support. I feel such a relief to finally deal with this. Best of luck to all of you.
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April 04, 2010
and best of luck and much will power to you, too. it's great you have a compassionate hubby to support you. there's lots of info here in the menus and the topics and also at which has a book of information in a menu, free

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