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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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    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'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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    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 did it I'm a cartoon now hmmm aren't I cute. I've been cutefied.
    ThaQueen1 ThaQueen1 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Every time something comes up that's cute, my heart breaks. I don't know why, but I don't like it because I can't enjoy anything happy or nice. Does anyone else feel like this?
    ORCoastal ORCoastal 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    I'm sorry, I hate being here. But I need to get some things off my chest before I do something stupid. I am 67 days clean, and I don't want to reset the number, but I know I...
    ReesesPeaces ReesesPeaces 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Last night I finally had the courage to tell my boyfriend that I cut myself, it was really hard for me to do, I didn't wanna keep it from him and it just kinda came out, 3 weeks...
    myn1 myn1 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Lol ... once again, EP replies to this experience on "ME Time", with "it does not exist".... lol Anyway, it has been hot and humid. Have been working outdoors moving materials...
    MaskedRascal MaskedRascal 36-40, M Jul 27

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    I finally realized that by cutting my hips i dont have to worry about hiding anything, even if i go swimming i just wear shorts
    Gallobaby Gallobaby 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 28

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    I'm finally proud to say tht I haf stopped cutting completely and tht I'm much happier than before :) I don't feel as anxious as before :) so I am ******* proud of myself...
    batsygurl2109 batsygurl2109 13-15, F Aug 5

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    I had arranged to cut a neighbor friend's hair last night. She likes it long (well past her shoulders). Her husband has been asking her to cut it shorter and fancied seeing her...
    OSHfan OSHfan 41-45, M Jul 31

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    I was 15 when i first cut myself, i was under pressured, there was this one girl, a friend of mine, she was 14 and she cuts. I asked her what she felt when she cut, she said...
    saffaismail saffaismail 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I started when I was 10. And it just progressed when I got older. I started cutting bad when I was 15/16. I even had my own special cutting serrated knife I would use. I hated my...
    UnstableSammi UnstableSammi 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Look, a classmate! When ten-year old Raspberry was recovering from her chicken pox, we allowed her to have a joy ride along with her sister, six-year old Blueberry. Raspberry...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 2 Responses Aug 2

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    I'm not very good at defending myself and I actually handled my departure badly with nasty texts and arguments. Without going into too much detail, my mother was untrustworthy...
    Notbadmanchester Notbadmanchester 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I just slipped up and cut again. The thing is it wasn't enough because my blade was too dull to get it deep so I still have that feeling in my chest that only goes away when I cut...
    AllTimeJessica AllTimeJessica 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 5

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    I cut myself today. I am so ashamed. I haven't done something like that since I was a teenager. I used to cut myself all the time when I was younger. I had some issues growing up I...
    Thinkofme Thinkofme 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    the urge was strong. but when i finally did it again. the pain was gone. it vanished. i miss that. i miss it so much.
    phobicnightmare phobicnightmare 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Well I am struggling with cutting and the urges to cut recently and now it's to the point where the moment a bad event happens it triggers the urge or a small sting of the urge and...
    DWIA DWIA 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    I feel that I might be able to reach more people with my story then doing this individual. For those of you that know me on this site when I say that I get this I GET THIS. I...
    mlcockrell mlcockrell 36-40, M Jul 30

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    Well...I used to cut with my unscrewed pencil sharpener. I would cut my thighs and scrape the words softly "cut the fat" , my parents believe that I over-eat and eat all of the...
    genesisramos13 genesisramos13 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Doesn't this suck.. First time I cut , I promised myself I would never do it again.. I just got really upset one day & cut again.. It soon became a habit.. When I get angry ? I cut...
    Morganperez114 Morganperez114 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    I've been clean for so long, probably a few months but I have the need to do it again. But I'm scared... What if I cut to deep? Or where should I cut to make sure my mom doesn't...
    anonymouschicky anonymouschicky 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I've started to cut as a coping mechanism/punishment for things that I felt I did wrong. Being overly sensitive to strong emotions, cutting also felt a like a fitting distraction...
    Amaluna Amaluna 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    -TRIGGER WARNING- People ask me why I cut automatically thinking it's attempted suicide or will lead to it..NO! I don't cut because I want to die, I cut because I'm trying to stay...
    XSimplyXSuicideX XSimplyXSuicideX 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I love cutting myself and I think cutting is great. This is of course, just an opinion coming from me. Cutting. I don't see it like it's a bad thing. Everyone says, "oh I regret...
    xrefusetosink xrefusetosink 22-25, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    So its been fcking months since I did this sh!t but few hours ago I cut again. Cut my wrist. Haven't cut since early march. Idk why just life again I think. 1 of those down days...
    OKPunk OKPunk 18-21, M Jul 29

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    This is a new thing to me. I have never before cut in my life. But my teachers used to think i self harmed. I used to not care if i got hurt, id always have cuts and stuff cos i...
    LifeOnAThread LifeOnAThread 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    Ever since i didn't make it with college,i was very dissapointed and i wanted to die.Actually i criticise myself in all that i do..I don't have many friends,i do a meniale job...
    costyk67 costyk67 22-25, M Aug 10

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    I remember this one time me and my brother were talking about the fact that I cut myself (this is before he decided to not want to talk about anything with me). I was telling him...
    Lanigga14 Lanigga14 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Hello. I am Bailey. I am seventeen years old. I started cutting myself when I was fourteen. The first time I did it, I used a key. I carved someone's initials into my forearm...
    Baileywelch12 Baileywelch12 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I was almost a week clean but I cut today I guess ill be wearing long sleeve tomorrow The less I cut the more cuts I cut when I start again
    maria134747 maria134747 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    The first time I cut was at the end of July. My mom and I were fighting because we had just gotten back from a psychiatrist visit. She wanted me to go on Zoloft for GAD and chronic...
    bandfreak26 bandfreak26 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    So it happened on Friday I got in trouble about two weeks ago because I was being "disrespectful" or whatever so this teacher I hate sent me to another teacher on my team to talk...
    DarkSecrets13 DarkSecrets13 13-15, F 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I Promised my friend and Myself that i wouldn't cut anymore. I was about 2 weeks clean, but i missed it. The sting of the blade and the color of blood... I shouldnt enjoy this. I...
    Nick54 Nick54 18-21, M Jul 28

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    I don't usually cut myself. I'm not a cutter. But I hurt my mom again, and it's not right I know but I should've controlled myself, not felt angry. I have a lot of problems with my...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 29

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    Yea I just give up in life and hate myself I'm going to cut right now. I'm only cut myself twice and stop might cut 3 or 4 times this time.
    laserabe1 laserabe1 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 30

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    Hello EP one more story to tell you it has always been my life from bad to worse, I know what I did to deserve regrets life I just want is pity that nobody ever felt, I want to...
    lovingCuteSmartGirl lovingCuteSmartGirl 18-21, F Jul 31

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    I dont know why i cut myself on purpose...sometime i just feel life is meaningless to me but theres time where i feel so happy and i tell myself cutting is useless so whats the...
    rheahendrew rheahendrew 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I've been told I qualify as a "cute teenage white boy" as I have long hair, I'm thin, and I'm "cute" haha! I'm bi, I want to meet a cute teenage white boy, but I can't find any ugh...
    helloimdeupi helloimdeupi 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    So yesterday I broke my streak of 3 weeks with no cutting. I did it while I was walking to my friends house. I cut my wrist twice and let the blood coat my hand and drip on the...
    NPkid97 NPkid97 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 6

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    The thing that amaze me about cutting myself is that before it was just 2 little cuts per day and now 7 deep cuts per day :(
    CutmyselfBoy CutmyselfBoy 13-15, M Aug 7

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    The thing that ameze me about cutting muself is that before 2 tiny cuts and now they are 7 deep cuts :(
    CutmyselfBoy CutmyselfBoy 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 7

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    I used to but our knifes are not strong enough. Anyway I went to the kitchen and grabbed a knife I kept moving it on my hand softly wanting to cut my self but I stopped and went...
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F Aug 8

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    I started when my friend told me she cut. And I felt like it was my fault, so I started to cut, and that was four months ago. I still cut and now I burn myself. I do thighs, wrists...
    Coco1578 Coco1578 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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