I've been in denial for a really long time about this problem but recently my hair pulling has gotten worse and I'm afraid people are going to notice..
A really long time ago, back when I was like 12 or something and before I knew my condition had a name, my mom made me go to therapy for it. Didn't help. All the therapist really did was tell me to wear a hat. Yeah. That'll help.
Now I'm married and expecting my first baby, and I think all the recent stresses in my life are the cause of my increase in pulling. I lie to people all the time about my pulling, tell them that my hair is just weird and grows awkwardly. I haven't even told my husband the truth about it. I'm so embarrassed by it and I don't want people to think a freak.
I know I need to stop and I try and stop myself but half the time I'm not even aware I'm pulling. It's to the point where I can't wear my hair up because my bald patch that's right smack on top of my head shows.
I thought maybe people on here would be able to help me get brave enough to tell someone, and get some help..