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Impulsive control disorder is the inability to resist an urge, temptation, or impulse, even when it may cause negative effects to the self or to others. If you or a loved one suffers from impulsive contorl disorder, join the community to find support and share your challenges with others who know what you're going through.

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Hello everybody!

Hi, I'm new to this community but not new to this condition. I'm 22 and I've been pulling as long as I can remember, as early as 5 at least. This last year has been the first year I've been able to open up to anyone in my life about it, but I still struggle accepting it sometimes. I'm just here to know that I'm not alone. That other people feel what I feel, do what I do, and can still be productive human beings. 

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getbacktoserenity
getbacktoserenity

Hey, welcome to the community! I applaud your strength to open up about this condition.
Do you have difficulty accepting it because you worry acceptance will mean an inability to stop it?
I mainly struggle with acceptance because I want to get better but always slip back to the impulsive habits. In a way I do not want to accept it. I want to get better, if its possible. Acceptance almost feels like a form of justification for the bad behavior. There is so much self blame and guilt involved... I think that it is the most difficult aspect of this disorder.
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