Hey everyone, so I just found this website so I thought I would check and see how it was. I am 21 and have been living with trick for about 10 years now. Iv tried many different ways to stop pulling, some worked better than others but nothing iv found really helps long term. In the 10 years the longest iv ever gone without pulling was a few months in which time I was super happy but then it started again. At one point I decided I couldn't handle the bald spots anymore and shaved my head completely. This was really liberating but am now trying to grow it back out and keep needing to cut it bc it's all different lengths. I want my long hair back. Ok I think this is long enough of a post. I know I'm not the only person dealing with this. I would love to hear how everyone has been dealing with this. :)
I think this is a very important factor of any impulse control disorder. What happens if you pull away from any particular moment of great urge and temptation?I have been trying to explore this aspect recently. It's been difficult to tug myself out of the strong need to self harm, but when I do...it is only if I insist that I am doing it for my well being. I have to talk myself out of the desire...