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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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    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'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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    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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    Once volleyball is done Tuesday I can finally cut again. It's all I've been able to think about. But too many people see during volleyball so I had to wait. Now it's all built up...
    marchz13 marchz13 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    I have come to the realization that, I can't stop. I've been doing this since I was 12, I can go long periods without doing it but something can get me right back in. I've cut my...
    ncon08 ncon08 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    So. I always hated my hair. I went through a shy phase, and a self hating phase. I went through a depression phase. I went through an i'm so ugly phase. I even cut myself out of...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    I've already shared a few stories on this experience but one more won't hurt. As some may know, if they've read my writings from the past, I use to cut myself with little remorse...
    ImEndangeredGimmeYourCola ImEndangeredGimmeYourCola 22-25, F Oct 9

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    I'm now happy, I've found the perfect guy, he's caring, wonderful, cute, and one if the best things that have ever happened to me. I'm away from my stepdad finally. I have Internet...
    KoolKandon KoolKandon 13-15, M Sep 30

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    Ugh bad day... So I have a problem with self injury... I started getting this rash a few weeks ago. I went to the dermatologist and today I finally got my results. My results...
    lovealwayz lovealwayz 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    Back In Briefs Yay! I finally managed to get some briefs again! :3 My mum took me clothes shopping and I convinced her to get me those instead of normal boxers, even if they aren...
    noahman97 noahman97 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    My friend told me to draw (because i like drawing) to take my mind off cutting, she said "every time you feel like cutting just draw in your book" and i replied "there wouldnt be...
    LoneMoonWolfie LoneMoonWolfie 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Finally the marks are fading...trying not to recut them into my skin is hard but I'm fighting it so happy I've made it this far
    Il0veandre Il0veandre 13-15, T Sep 21

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    the people who love and care about me don't take my cutting as a serious problem. The one person who claims they love me the most, and i can talk to her anytime about anything...
    childcalledit childcalledit 22-25, T 1 Response Sep 26

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    What's the best way to lose weight in a few months? I'd prefer it to be harmful. Exercise and dieting I can't really do or else my parents will make a comment like "ohhhh, you're...
    kuroze343 kuroze343 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    Bookmark... My 4-year old daughter was busy trying to catch my attention as I was reading a book. Finally, she asked me: "How can you be reading when you're quiet?" "I read...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 11 Responses Sep 29

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    Here is my story- I met him via a dating app and we instantly connected. We met up a few days later and from day one we saw each other every single day for 3 weeks. He told me...
    HeyDudette HeyDudette 31-35, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    His name is depression "Hi, nice of you to come back" "are you feeling better" , I smile and nod yes and sit at my seat, people are laughing, talking and waiting for class to...
    Howlingsoulofthewolf Howlingsoulofthewolf 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    READ!! {sorry about any spelling errors} If anyone read my experience I wrote about getting caught about a month ago at school so here's the incident form of anyone wants to...
    13AndMiserable 13AndMiserable 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I hate having my hair cut. I will procrastinate for a long time and wait until it is so long that it just has to be cut. I then struggle to find the courage to walk into the...
    juanito11 juanito11 51-55, M 19 hrs ago

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    So here' s the deal, i was going here around ep when i saw question that says, "Why do teens hurt themselves on purpose?" Me being a part of that, cuz yeah i'm a cutter, read the...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 21

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    So i kind of don't know what to do and i really need help (Please do not tell me to speak to someone people know and really can't and won't help me) i have been cutting since i was...
    SophieeJordan SophieeJordan 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 21

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    When i cut myself i always knew it would hurt more than the pain i was actually feeling but the thing was i didn't cut my Arms i cut my legs every day i cut myself for almost a...
    Kitry Kitry 13-15, F Sep 27

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    One cut... Two cut... Three cut... Four. Watch the blood drip to the floor... Five cut... Six cut... Seven cut... Eight. God this feels so f**king great.
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 27

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    I would really like some other cutters advice... I was feeling the most depressed I ever have just these last few days. I mean just sheer utter misery, wanting to cry and lay on...
    MissxThing MissxThing 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 5

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    Hi😞 I understand, I'm pretty young to cut. But before you judge and laugh, at least know my story. I haven't ever had a good life. Bullies, deaths, upset, arguments. I'm...
    PendalWitch PendalWitch 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have been cutting three years on and off. In April my cutting was at its worst ever. These scars are from and leading up to then. My last relapse was just a week ago. Tiny cuts...
    trs1999 trs1999 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Argue against it all you want, it's the only way of coping with the pains this world brought me. People would have abandoned me and left me to rot, my blade is always there for me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 20

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    I just couldn't help my self. i really couldn't. i cut last Friday, i broke the razor, and got those two clean thin razors. i wanted to stop but i was soo hard, i only did four...
    nekokitty13 nekokitty13 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 26

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    I have never cut myself, well at least not on purpose. I have a large scar under my left eye from a saw cutting me when I was a kid, I bled so much and it was painful, obviously...
    kaizob2x kaizob2x 22-25, M Sep 29

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    I haven"t been cutting for 1 mont but today i was so upset and stress out and i cut myself with a cutter well it didn"t bleed but it still feels good sometime i wonder when you...
    reginacs reginacs 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    I DO NOT! My Ex gf cuts her self which I just found out today when she said her arm was hurting. She had cuts completely covering her left arm.. Then I got mad because I didn't...
    iamj iamj 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    (THE PICTURE ATTACHED CAN BE TRIGGERING) Today I went further than ever. I've never been so deep at so many places, and I'm scared. The cuts on my thighs are almost black with...
    ColourfulDreams ColourfulDreams 13-15, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I cut for the first time in middle school. Then in high school I had a girlfriend and we would cut together (we were both depressed), after high school I broke things off and...
    ElectricSnail ElectricSnail 18-21 1 Response Sep 22

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    I cut myself for the first time today. Twelve cuts to be exact. Not counting the small ones I made on my palm. I felt overwhelmed. It felt good to cut myself though...
    omaxson42 omaxson42 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    I used to cut myself as a teenager. The blood reminded me I was alive when I felt numb. I stopped cutting 10 yrs ago, but I have the urge again. My husband has been accusing me of...
    ziggybaby86 ziggybaby86 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    I've cut so much and I've got in so much trouble for it my mom has sent me away plenty of times to mental hospitals but to her i haven't cut in 4ever to me i cut all the time in...
    mckenziegeddings mckenziegeddings 13-15, F Sep 29

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    The best advice I can give someone hell bent on bloodshed as a release would still be really bad advice, but I've been there and I know that it's a momentary escape from something...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    My sister stresses me out and I want to take the pain away but I moved out of my house and live with my aunt and she always looks at my wrists to make sure I don't cut and my...
    vanessa1718 vanessa1718 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 1

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    It started when I was 15, after I was raped. Carried on throughout high school, throughout college. I actually lost track of the last time I cut, but I know if I keep it up for the...
    n0nexisting n0nexisting 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    I just cut and I'm on FaceTime with my boyfriend.. He doesn't know I was cutting but he can tell something is wrong. I am scared to tell him what's wrong bc my ex bf left me bc I...
    Muppo23 Muppo23 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    I don't cut deep so it doesn't even matter...maybe one day I'll have the gut to cut deeper to cut a vein
    LostGalaxyy LostGalaxyy 13-15, F 6 Responses Oct 3

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    I'm so upset right now. I wanna cut so bad. I came out of the bathroom and my older brother asked "finished cutting?" It made me cry because he knows that's a really sensitive...
    Ashleyyyb Ashleyyyb 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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    Need some advice people. i haven't cut in months but over the last week ive had some major stresses in life and its starting to take its toll on my will to not cut. My mother told...
    Brok3nSoul Brok3nSoul 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    my life has been such a mess for the past 2 years. I have lost almost everything. Finally made the biggest decision of my life to leave him. after having it all, being the...
    lisloo007 lisloo007 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 9

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