I previously said I would post only once, but what the hell, i need to vent.
People who overcame acne: please help.
Today I met with a girl I hooked with some months ago, back before my breakout. I know this girl keeps having an interest in me even though I am now waaaay uglier, so I figured l would just pretend I did not have acne and talk to her. It is just impossible. Every day I try it out, pretending I'm actually getting better, trying to rebuild confidence, but acne wins in the end, every day.
The thing is, I am pretty sure someday, whenever that is, it will all be ok again, maybe never the same as before, but I have faith one day my face will clear up. But then, every day i have to struggle with the present and I collapse. I stress out, I cry, I have lost my old self, even with my faith in a better future, because the here and now is just unbearable.
How did you do it? How did you feel? Please tell me about your struggle and tell me how did you get by when you seemed to be stuck in acne. What did you say to yourself, what did you think? How do I make my wait for the better days a less hard experience?