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I Finally Cut the Apron Strings

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I would love to cut your hair...no strings attached...nothing sexual....nothing kinky...just love cutting hair and would like to chat! Message me and we can talk💇
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 29

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    Plz don't ask me to stop cutting because I won't I finally got a scar yay it's not on my wrist though it's more up on my arm I finally have a battle scar
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 Mar 29

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    I long for the day when i finally have someone cut my hair shorter and shorter and then finally shave it all off,
    buzzzzgirl buzzzzgirl 16-17, F 6 Responses Apr 9

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    So I finally went to my doctor for once to get a cut stitched up.... 3 little stitches now hold my skin together... I kinda wish I had went the first 2 times i needed stitches...
    Catho Catho 18-21, F Apr 14

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    I finally tell them and they dont believe it I show them proof they still dont and they block me over it...hes always gonna get what he wants and say what he wants to me and they...
    lostbrokeheart lostbrokeheart 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I just cut myself for the first time in 2 years. I thought I finally beat it, but I felt all the sadness welling up inside and only my blade could let it out.
    Derfthequantumpotato Derfthequantumpotato 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    Like the bonfires of autumn you know summer is finally here when all the mowers come out and the smell of fresh cut grass lingers in the air.
    JoseyWales13 JoseyWales13 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 12

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    As I went shopping at my local walmart, I noticed that in the women's (juniors section) dept. they had a nice selection of 'plain' jeans, with nice fits and colors. To my surprise...
    anonimatovato anonimatovato 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    Depression is a war You either win...... Or die trying And right now I'm fighting so hard but giving up just seems right around the corner alls i have to do is cut a little...
    Corneredblades Corneredblades 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    It's been Almost 3 years since I started cutting myself I have been clean for a Month already and the Reason I started is cause people said that I deserved the Pain and Suffering...
    LovelessMind LovelessMind 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    A boy had reached four without giving up the habit of sucking his thumb, though his mother had tried everything from bribery to reasoning to painting it with lemon juice to...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 4 Responses Mar 29

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    I saw my sister trying to trim her bangs ineffectually in the bathroom. The dark hair was piling up in the sink, but she couldn't get the bang lines even. I offered to help her...
    ClippHers ClippHers 61-65, M Apr 7

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    I drained 25 pounds of blood in one session of cutting myself in a hot bath.... It's stupid, life is hard enough as it is without me having to hide thick cuts, ugly scars...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I cut for a solid four years, I made 10,000 cuts in total some weird part of my demanded I keep count, I was a month clean and then I cut 16 times tge day after I turned 16 since...
    lilwiggles22 lilwiggles22 16-17, F Apr 6

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    I used to cut myself and I don't know why maybe it was because of what people said about me or maybe it was because I was just depressed and the only thing that made me feel better...
    lioncloud1010 lioncloud1010 22-25 1 Response Apr 12

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    I made a deal with my boyfriend that if he cuts i can cut and if i cut he can cut. I cut yesterday and i did not tell him and i still have not. Is it wrong of me that i won't tell...
    ThatOneKidDx ThatOneKidDx 13-15, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm battling severe deppression. I have been attending regular meetings with my college counselor but I don't find it helpful. I started attending these meetings when my friends...
    bgman123 bgman123 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 25

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    When my mom passed away a couple months ago, I decided to cut off my hair in honor of her, as it is traditional in my culture. (American Indian) It was scary because I've had long...
    sinsoftheflesh sinsoftheflesh 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Often the most ordinary girls are the cutest. Just acting normally and having a beautiful face can make someone super cute! I have a couple of classmates that I just can't say no...
    DehFinn DehFinn 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    I was home alone today and depressed about life.I heard cutting helps people who are depressed.So I got a new razor and cut my upper arm 5 times.This is when I realized my...
    ironpack ironpack 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Yes I cut. I have cut many times different places.I have scars but I keep cutting.I tried to stop didnt work at all I just got worse as time went on.Tried to commit suicide once.My...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I was clean from cutting for a year and a bit but then last week I went through a really bad fight and I cut again. Not deep at all. But in every day after that I craved cutting...
    Lemons2000 Lemons2000 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I'm a 26 year old girl in the UK, I have a long chocolate brown hair down to my waste and have wanted to shave it off completely for 2 years now. My fantasy is to walk into a...
    goshort99 goshort99 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 9

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    I'm going to say this straight up because I used to cut too and let me tell you, it was one of the stupidest things I've ever done. I look at the scars and I'm like, what the...
    seabassep seabassep 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    I always seem to be okay for a bit but then I will go back to cutting when I can't handle it anymore. Like sometimes I can't handle my feelings no more so I will cut to cope with...
    internationalkoala internationalkoala 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I have suffered for a long time ever sense I was little I scratched cut hurt myself I'm know 16 and still cut and try to commit I have scars I've been trying to get help but the...
    hmg21699 hmg21699 18-21 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I love wearing very short cut offs and they are very short . They are cut just below the pockets back and front with only the seam from back to front . I wear them commando ,so if...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    I started having a panic attack before and at the beginning of second today... It was so bad I could barely speak... And no one noticed. I use pain as an outlet. I tried so hard to...
    LoverOfAllSouls LoverOfAllSouls 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    There's this great blog I found and its helped me to stop cutting, for every time you feel like cutting there is an alternative. http://butterfly-project.tumblr.com
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    After my parents found out that I cut, I felt so sad and frustrated. I didn't feel like a weight just dropped off my shoulders bit instead it felt like more was piled on. I felt...
    yummythedrummer yummythedrummer 13-15, F 10 Responses Mar 30

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    My friend tells me not to cut myself if I'm depressed just talk to him but then he's always ditching me to hang with his other friends and expects me not to use a knife when I'm...
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 2 Responses Apr 2

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    Someone asked what it means when your husband or boyfriend gets sympathy pains for you. I feel It means that you are connected as one and that you have a great love for that other...
    mguinm mguinm 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I stand infront of the mirror most nights with a pair of scissors I think about it for a while then I put the scissors down and think... What would my parents say ? They have said...
    Norforkandchance Norforkandchance 13-15, T Apr 3

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    I did it again last night after 2 years without. It wasn't even one cut and then I realized how stupid I was being, both sides of my ribs are covered now. I got so tired of my...
    thornedrose thornedrose 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Why does the pain from cutting myself with a razor (shaving razor) last longer than when I cut with my regular razor?
    saveXsmokey saveXsmokey 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    My scars are fading!!! Woo! I cut my stomach a few weeks ago but at least I haven't cut my wrist in months :D
    punicorn1 punicorn1 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 4

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    Why do people always assume im depressed because i have scars? I dont cut cuz it feels good, i cut for religious purposes. Im a Jashinist. Idiots.