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I Finally Cut the Apron Strings

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    Daughter Leaving Home

    My ex-husband and I have been divorced for 15 years. I live in Indiana and he lives in Texas. Our son is 22 and our daughter just turned 18. I raised our kids by myself with very little help from him. He did, however, keep in contact with them regularly..almost daily phone...
    IndianaNurse IndianaNurse 41-45 2 Responses May 14, 2011

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    Unable to Cut Apron Strings.

    My wife is unable to let her boys go. She lost her husband 13 years ago. she thinks that if she lets her boys grow up she will loose them. Her oldest is now 25 and his brother 21. Both have been in and out of prison and refuse to grow up. neither one has a job or even looking to...
    mrhrdwr mrhrdwr 51-55 2 Responses Aug 16, 2009

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    I'm Taking a Stand Against My Children!

    My son, who's, in job corps, has been sending me emails about how BAD it is there for him and asking that he leave.  I gave in the first time and fortunately he hadn't read the messages and I sent another one telling him to stick it out.  He responded with more of the...
    Comprehensive2 Comprehensive2 31-35 2 Responses Sep 8, 2007

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    RUNNING At 26

    My daughter of 26 finally did it to me again for the umpteenth time.....walked out of my life telling me that she was sorry for letting me down and sobbing hysterically because she didn't want to go back to where she was staying at , at 4:30 in the morning after all night...
    TacoTuesday TacoTuesday 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 1, 2007

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    Never Had Too As They Were Never There

    we did thing for each other out of love and respect for each other but i guessit was very different for most we were married at 13 and we made almost as much as her mother did we paid 1/3 the housing cost we worked full time we went to school full time stillhad GPAs of 3.95 plus...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Oct 3, 2011

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    I love my little cute one!
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    Hi I'm looking for a haircut, your choice of style- no sexual stuffs, no strings, message me anytime
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    I trimmed my hair by myself and I'm scared to let people see because my mom well be super mad I know she won't want to take me and pay to get it trimmed so I did it myself but now...
    CookieMonsta16 CookieMonsta16 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    So I just lost my job....so now I'm pretty sure I'm gonna go home smoke a cigarette and cut the **** out of myself
    ShysietheVampiric ShysietheVampiric 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    These are more cute on but they are high waist underwear and super comfy I just got them at VS for 5$ So I just wanted to share
    Jusjellybean Jusjellybean 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I cut myself last night, I just kept hacking my legs with a razor blade... Just when I think things are finally getting better, they always end up worse than before..
    LuckyNumber5 LuckyNumber5 16-17, M 2 Responses May 12

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    Hi I go by fruity punch on here.I would like to share a personal experience.I was going to put I cut ties from my family.But that was not a option.I had to cut ties with both my...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 2 days ago

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    I finally did it!! After days of thinking and getting advice and encouragement I chopped of my hair that was 2 inches below my shoulders all the way to my chin!!!!! I love it!!!!
    Badgirl84 Badgirl84 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 28

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    i finally told my mom about my self harm. she wont stop crying.. i feel so sad.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 28

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    She was working with me in my previous organization. I came across a 5’2”, round faced, bespectacled quiet girl, who just meant her business. Gradually our nature work which...
    gr8philin gr8philin 31-35, M May 1

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    One cut, two cuts, three cuts, four, five cuts, six cuts, one cut more, seven cuts, eight cuts, nine cuts, floor. Deeper and deeper... until one day i don't wake up.
    wallflower2000 wallflower2000 13-15, F 2 Responses May 11

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    Drilling cuttings are treated by a vertical cutting dryer ( vertical centrifuge ) which vaporizes the liquid and discharges relatively large solid particles for disposal. The...
    zmzmllll zmzmllll 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I got my hair cut a few days ago, I told her I only wanted a few inches cut off my long brown hair, hoping she would cut much more off.. I ended up with a haircut that looked the...
    Orangekiki Orangekiki 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 28

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    Today is a real achievement for me. Today marks a year since I last cut myself. I've been clean for a whole year and I'm incredibly proud of myself. I've been tempted so many times...
    CeBeY1 CeBeY1 18-21, F May 15

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    ***LONG STORY*** I didn't cut deep. I've stopped with the help of my best friend. But today in language arts, we were talking about a book. The main character was so depressed...
    Autumn02 Autumn02 13-15, F May 15

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    I began again after 5 years of not cutting. I'm smarter now. I don't cut my wrist I cut the top of my thy where no one will see it. I'm not doing this because of depression. ni...
    inevertoldne1 inevertoldne1 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    When I was 12, I'm 13 right now, I started cutting. Whether it be scissors or a razor blade or anything sharp, I would cut. I still do. Some days I feel like it's gets worst in my...
    Montana2002 Montana2002 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    The scenery around Pittsburgh is getting a lot nicer as I see more and more girls with short hair, many of them with clipper cuts. That, of course, includes the dozen or so girls...
    hairitgoes hairitgoes 56-60, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I remember that as a child when longer hair was fashion I hated to go to the hairdresser and have my hair cut short. But today I am really looking forward. I love it when he cuts...
    Michi62 Michi62 46-50, M 1 Response May 2

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    Sigh... I went since November without cutting. Now just 5 minutes ago I cut again. I ignored my depression and every panic attack to not cut again, but I guess I couldn't take it...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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    I have done it few times for the common reasons 1-wanting to feel anything if that feeling is pain. 2- being angry at myself or others n it was my way of letting it out. I used to...
    candles700 candles700 22-25, F May 6

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    i cut my self again... I was 1 week after being 1 month clean but i just forgot how good it feels. I cut my shoulder. allot if cuts. I don't think I'm ever going to stop...
    Nick54 Nick54 18-21, M 2 Responses May 6

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    Today marks the day I gave in. It's the first time I started cutting, and in a matter of 10 minutes, I already made myself 19 somewhat deep cuts on my arm. I feel numb to pretty...
    PerplexedAris PerplexedAris 31-35, M May 10

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    I feel really bad about it and I've been really good too before tonight I hadn't cut for almost a month. My thighs really burn though. I think I went to far but I jus once I...
    AngelWithASecret2 AngelWithASecret2 13-15, F May 11

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    The cut I gave myself wasn't like cutting my wrist because of stress but rather by accident. I would go my daily way and when I'm in the shower I felt a burn and when I went to...
    Aokihagane Aokihagane 22-25, M May 15

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    Feeling the urge to cut hair......maybe cut a ponytail off....just like I cut mine..... :-)
    ski948 ski948 26-30, F 1 Response May 18

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    It doesn't matter how deep you cut, how much you cut or how long and often you burn! Self harm is self harm and it's not just people trying to attention seek. Whether you Cut...
    EricaAudrey22 EricaAudrey22 18-21, F 4 Responses May 19

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    I cut myself recently and felt relief it felt amazing idk but sometimes I feel like I might do it to hard or to cut to much i try to do moderation like cut and color on my arms...
    Corneredblades Corneredblades 13-15, M a week ago

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    I cut my shoulder again. i dont remember it feeling this good. i guess i forgot what cutting feels like. I was 11 days clean. i cant even get 1 month clean anymore, let alone 2...
    Nick54 Nick54 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I used to cut, I really still don't know why I did it, I feel so stupid... But cutting myself has show me to be stronger, more confident and more mature. Yeha maybe you will think...
    HikikomoryAndy HikikomoryAndy 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I want to cut so bad. I've got a lot of anger pent up. I want to cut to release some of the tension. I love the pain. I haven't cut in years, but it's getting bad; I want to have...
    DramaBabe94 DramaBabe94 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I have slowed down on my cutting but it's hard. The pain made life not seem so bad. People tell me you shouldn't cut and stuff but I don't want to hear it from them unless they had...
    Xxtriciakittyxx Xxtriciakittyxx 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I started over a year and a half ago, not knowing what I was getting into and only focusing on the feeling cutting gave. After four months of cutting, I quit, stayed clean for...
    BlackenedIrises BlackenedIrises 22-25, F 21 hrs ago

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    I can't quit thinking... maybe If I quit thinking in I'll quit cutting or maybe if I quit living I'll quit cutting... some days I just want to quit everything quitting life would...
    hollie2parker hollie2parker 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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    After months of not cutting I did again last night. It's a bummer but I'm extremely stressed right now. My AP exam is in 4 days. I will stop as soon as things get a little less...
    ali1200 ali1200 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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    Well i relapsed and I cutted myself but I'm Going to try not to cut again
    bloodofcour bloodofcour 16-17, M 3 Responses May 1