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Bekah92B , 23 Sep 2016

Relapsed and Confused

I had stopped pulling my hair off my head for about 4 months and it was finally starting to grow back and I was so excited. Then last night I randomly started pulling again and I have no clue why. I'm worried it's going to be full fledged again because I am pulling again tonight. I am so disappointed and angry at myself.

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Tasneem Abrahams
October 03, 2016

Hi Bekah92b I am so sorry you have had a relpase after so much progress. I recognize the negative emotions that results from this, but I want to encourage you not to lose hope. The fact that you have been able to manage your pulling is really motivating as it signals that it is possible! I think the first step is to try to understand what triggered the relapse in the first place. I recognize this is much harder said than done but it is important that you reflect on every detail of your day to day this past week and particularly in the hours leading up to the moment you started pulling. 

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