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I Bite My Fingernails

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    I Always Have

     For as long as I can remember, I have bitten my nails. There is no white part, only pink. if my nails are rough on the edge, it will bother me all day so i just do it to smooth that edge, which of course makes it rough again, and it's a vicious cycle...
    DieselWolfcub DieselWolfcub 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 16, 2010

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    Since Forever

    I must have the ugliest fingernails in Europe. I've had this annoying habit ever since I was young, and I can't find a way to stop it. No matter how disgusting it sounds; it's an addiction. I do it the most when I'm very bored, or very stressed out. I don't just bite my nails, I...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 25, 2008

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    Trying Very Hard To Stop

    I have bitten my nails for as long as I can remember, since I had teeth, I suppose. (I chewed on EVERYTHING as a child--but that is a story for another group. LOL) I have stopped biting my nails many, MANY times. For days, weeks. Sometimes months. And then something...
    RomanticRunner RomanticRunner 46-50, T 7 Responses Oct 24, 2009

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    Not All The Time

    not usually, but i go through spells when i do. i prefer my nails to be trimmed anyways but i normally maintain them by clipping and filing. but, when i start biting them it could go on sporatically for days. i have no idea what triggers this impulse. i have been doing it again...
    BellealaViolet BellealaViolet 26-30, F Jan 23, 2013

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    I Dont Want to Stop.

    I love biting my nails! I just dont like the way my fingers look with nails. I dont bite them till they bleed, but sometimes i even clip them far so i have to nail. I dont want to stop, i think its fun. ;]
    LoveLindseyMusic420 LoveLindseyMusic420 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2009

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    Hardest Habit To Break

    I have bitten my fingernails for as long as I can remember. When I go to vacuum my vehicle there are pieces of fingernails all under my seat when I bite them and drop them into the floor. If I am nervous or anxious that is when it is the worst. The worst part is that I often...
    erectch erectch 41-45, M Feb 21, 2012

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    All My Life

    I don't know why but I have always bit my nails. Must be a nervouse habit from my mom because she bites her too. I bite mine bloody. At my wedding my sisters made me get the fake ones done.. Yeah that didn't last.. They were gone within 2 days because I chewed them off... Right...
    FolsomOrchid FolsomOrchid 26-30, F Jan 31, 2009

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    A Bad Habit

    I choose to bite my fingernails. I believe that it is much easier to remove, then using a nail clipper. I bite them everyday, till a red mark appears there. I know that it is bad to bite fingernails, but I can't control it. It is like an obsession.
    dave0903 dave0903 18-21, M Jan 7, 2010

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    I can't ******* sleep, I can't seem to get comfortable, one of my fingernails is ******* me off, I have a headache, the bed I'm sleeping on is ******* loud when you move around on...
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