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  • Claudia Schaler posted an update in the group Group logo of Open Topic Family Support - Primary Community ForumOpen Topic Family Support – Primary Community Forum 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    @mjmatthews, ps, I saw my cousin this weekend and we were talking about the family. My aunt has some hoarding tendencies and lots of procrastination so I don’t know how serious, the house has a lot of storage and much more cluttery than I can tolerate but the interesting part is that i’d Always known she had depression, anxiety, migraines but I just found out that like my mother she also has some very classic ocd behaviors like trichotillomania and picking. apparently my cousin is a nail biter and picker too, he is one of the very few alcoholics in the family to do a program and get sober….My brother also has the picking symptom very badly because he has psoriasis and ZERO impulse control. I was a thumb sucker and nail biter, but I decided that was gross when I was 10 or 11 and started shredding my cuticles instead, then in my teens I switched to getting frequent manicures and smoking… strangely, i’m The only person I know to stop smoking without quitting… I never made a rule and I will occasionally have a drag if i’m with smokers but I haven’t bought any for ages. So it seems these compulsive habits are all over my family…