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I Finally Cut the Apron Strings

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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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    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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    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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    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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    nycgirl19 nycgirl19 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    When I cut I don't feel fear, I don't feel sadness. I feel the satisfaction of deserving it a way of punishing myself for looking the way I do. Being the person I am. For making...
    loveyourselmore loveyourselmore 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    drunkpunker drunkpunker 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    In teens I could of ignore these issues, his insecurity and him waiting go for whatever girl that showed him interest was getting annoying, he would try to wife anyone who liked...
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    Don't get me wrong, it's nice being complemented but when you're turning 20 and you're still 'cute', it kinda sucks. Am I the only one who gets called cute and feels like a puppy...
    Daniellevn Daniellevn 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    yuush yuush 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have finally been broken. I stopped cutting for a long time, now that I feel so much pain...I want to do more than cut myself. I am so damn done...
    littlexpiecexofxme littlexpiecexofxme 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've been clean from cutting myself for a couple of years, but I still have the urge to cut. I still want to feel the blood run down my arm and feel happy. It scares me to still...
    Apelvt Apelvt 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    niahhydra niahhydra 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 26

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    LeeWalker06 LeeWalker06 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    So today is my Birthday. I started cutting 2 years ago... When i started i was like. How can people have cuts all over there body like over 200+ scars? Well that person is me now...
    Nick54 Nick54 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 25

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    sometimes my depression seems to hard to handle. its hard to handle when my love one and me argue and he tells me mean things. maybe thats y.im depress huh..any ways. i cut myself...
    sexyinpink08 sexyinpink08 22-25, F Jun 22

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    I just cut my own hair. Hahaha. It looks pretty bad but that's what I expected would happen so I'm not in tears. It is super short though!! I wasn't going for that short because I...
    Chameila Chameila 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    I'm here to tell you guys it does get better. I was cutter for 4 years. And I met someone who brought me up so much an let me know that everything was gonna be okay. It was a rocky...
    BeautiifullyBroken BeautiifullyBroken 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    I recently started cutting again and tho it's something I'm truly ashamed of,its the only way to heal the emotional wounds that taunts me. last time I cut was 2yrs ago and I got...
    Deathwish2015 Deathwish2015 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    Cutting messes with your mind. You cut. You're a cutter. You've stopped cutting, you're still a cutter. Your faded scars remind you of a time when you were so weak... But that was...
    Itfloo Itfloo 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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    I have been told by many people, both boys and girls, that I have very cute feet. I try to take very good care of them and I usually try to keep my toenails painted as much as I...
    leahphillips62 leahphillips62 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    I know this is a queue old and silly trick, but as a person who used to have depression and used to cut, I recommend (If you want to reduce or stop cutting) To have a scrunchie...
    nemelabychtubyt nemelabychtubyt 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    I cut myself. and I want to do it again. but my girlfriend said for every cut on her is a cut on me. and I can't take that. but cutting feels so good.
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    It never helps that I was suicidle 3 years ago because I lost someone I loved, and other people are saying they want to end their lives...I'm sorry but i used to cut nearly...
    ThisIsLife13 ThisIsLife13 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I don't cut in a compulsive skin picker. I have been doing this for 18 years. not sure how our why it started but it did. I sure have the scars all over to show it. I wear jeans...
    kareenmarie kareenmarie 36-40, F Jun 18

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    Bikiexd Bikiexd 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    sadgirl0703 sadgirl0703 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    I feel so better now .-. I couldn't take it anymore and I just had to cut... I don't know why I ever stopped in the first place... I didn't cut deep. It felt so good I feel like I...
    ShatteredMemory ShatteredMemory 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 17

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    I get called cute by people on here (who I've shown my photo to), at school, and even by random strangers at stores or on the street. I always feel awkward when I'm called cute. I...
    XxLittleBrotherxX XxLittleBrotherxX 18-21, M 7 Responses Jun 16

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    furmal furmal 26-30 1 Response Jun 15

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 15

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    One of the hottest guys I've ever seen. I finished my laps, about a quarter of a mile which I swam three times s week. Normally, I swam at lunch, but this day I swam at night...
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