Lately, I have noticed that I have been pulling my hair from my eyebrows all the time, resulting in bald spots. I have tried carrying a little pompom in my pocket to play with when I notice I am pulling but it was not really working. I could still hold on to it while pulling. I had heard things about spinner rings so I decided to get one.
I have been wearing my spinner ring for about five days and notice that it has been helping. Whenever I notice myself pulling, I can play with my ring.
Yesterday though, my students noticed my ring and saw me spinning it. They think it is really cool and have been asking a lot of questions about it. I never expected to hide my ring. In fact, I was actually excited about the ring because a ring is normal but a pompom is not. However, the questions from my students are kind of bothering me. Despite my ring helping me, it still bothers me that I have a pulling problem. And all the questions lead to lies. Because I definitely cannot tell people I know that I have trichotillomania. It is something I expect no one to understand.