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I've been biting my nails since as far back as I can remember, and I have no control over it. I used to get infected nails all the time and the doctors wouldn't help. I was young and my parents had to physically pull my fingers from my mouth because all I did was bite them. I'm now 18 and everyone I know asks me to get my nails done, but I can't because they are so short. My index finger, pinky, and thumb are the worst. I grow them for like a week then I go back to biting them. They look horrendous and all I want is nice nails. I would like to be a girly girl and get my nails done, but I can't. Any suggestions on things that would help me stop biting my nails would be appreciated!

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December 13, 20190 found this helpful
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Here's one of the things I learned, everything is a choice and you do have control over your decisions and choices. You can choose not to bite your nails today, then again tomorrow, and then every day.

Yes, you may choose to bite them again, fall off the wagon, so to speak, but you have control and can continue on your positive path.

It is kind of like a 12 step program. Once decision, one day at a time! It works!! Prayers and blessings!

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December 14, 20190 found this helpful
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You have a choice to make for yourself and it is only you who can make this choice in life. It might help you if you go to the beauty supply store and buy a set of fake nails and put them on. See how they look on you, how do they make you feel, and most of all do you like the way your hands and nails look?

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If this is what you want and it makes you feel good inside then keep them on for a few days or even a week. See how this goes for you. Each time you go to bite your nails take a look at how pretty the nails look and why would you want to destroy them. This could be one way to help you stop bitting your nails.

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December 14, 20190 found this helpful
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Start polishing your nails, no matter how short they are. See if that doesn't make biting them less satisfying. Put on a new coat of polish every day, even if it's clear. Clear will be less noticeable than color, and after a few weeks, your new nails will be pretty enough to use a nice color. You don't have to have long nails.

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Find something else, maybe chewing gum, to chew on or suck on hard candies.

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December 17, 20190 found this helpful
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First of all this is not a choice, it is an obsession or addiction like any other and definitely not your fault. After a stay in hospital t the age of 3 or 4, I bit my nails for over 50 years and couldn't stop no matter what. I finally managed to stop almost by accident, by finding something else to do with my hands. I started crocheting and cross-stitching - kept my fingers busy doing something else and out of my mouth. My nails were weakened after so many years of biting, but now almost 20 years later I can grow long, strong nails. The urge to bite is sometimes still there but it's easier to control now. Good luck and don't let anyone shame you into thinking it's your fault!

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December 13, 20190 found this helpful

I stopped when my older sister got engaged. My mother told me no man would waste money on an engagement ring for such ugly hands.

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Find a pretty ring you like, engagement or not. Let that me the incentive for you to stop.

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December 15, 20190 found this helpful

Get advice from a nail salon,they can give you some options!

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