Reveal my nail biting and picking problems on social media

I just revealed my nail biting and picking problems on tiktok recently. I was very reluctant to do that as I felt it was so personal and I didn't want other people to know I used to have severe nail biting problems before. But as I use social media more and more, I feel I should let other people know who I really am. 

Yes, I used to bite my nails a lot when I first moved from China to the US. When I first moved, I had no job, no money, no place to stay and worst of all, no support from my parents. I did have my wife at that time, but she was going through some hard time too. Because of all the stress, I started to bite my nails unconsciously. When I realized it was a problem, it has already got pretty bad. I knew I had to do something about it. So I started to go to nail salons to do my nails as I felt if there was something on my nails, I would bite them less. It did work. But it got so expensive over time. We were not in a situation that I could spare $200 every month to just get my nails done. 

That was when I discovered semi-cured gel nail strips. They are more affordable and easy to use. Gradually I did stop nail biting. But I still have problems with nail picking that I'm trying to overcome now. My stress level is not as high as before either thanks to our hard work. We have a condo now. And my wife and I both have decent jobs. But the stress from parents still exist.

Revealing and admitting this problem is a big step for me as I feel I'm showing the world who I am and hoping the world would accept me. 

I'm sure we all have vulnerable moments like this. Leave a comment below and let me know your story and I'll be there for you.

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