(Closed) Bf said no ring ’til I stop biting my nails! help??

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Nail polish.  Any kind.  With the nail polish it is a colorful reminder to leave them alone.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I didn’t stop for a ring, but I did bite my nails for over 20 years and quit. Mine was all stress related. I started to wear acrylic nails in the beginning to stop. Then eventually I stopped reaching for my nails when I was bored or stressed. I am sorry if this doesn’t help, but that is what worked for me.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Mrslawyer2bee: I really hope your boyfriend was just kidding around. Thats kind of harsh to say plus a little too controlling to me.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Talishazwi: Yeah you would think that. But a habitual nail biter will not even look at their nails before popping them in their mouth. πŸ™

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

It may seem controlllng but I can see why he wants you to quit-it’s a totally disgusting habit.  I know because I bit my nails bloody for 30 years before I could quit completely.  Today my nails are absolutely gorgeous.

I did it by mental willpower and also by making sure to take care of them every day.  I brushed on a Sally Hansen nail strengthener each night and then rubbed cuticle oil on them so they wouldn’t look so raggedy. Each day they looked better and got longer.  Progress I could actually see.  Then after that, I just made sure to have them manicured once a week.

You can do it though-for him or not:)

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Chew gum?

I used to bite my nails. I honestly don’t remember how I stopped, but I’m pretty sure I did it by replacing nail biting with another vice. πŸ˜‰

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Just think about how bad it is on your teeth and how many germs you’re ingesting…

Although that might not help.  Better yet, try nail polish.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

 I was a stress biter for a while. I got invisalign a little over a year ago and during the treatment I managed to kick the habit. But it was mostly because the trays obviously were dull so I wasn’t able to chew off my nails. Before I quit biting my nails I quit biting my cuticles. Every time I started I would make a conscious effort to recognize what I was doing it and force myself to take my hands away from my face. It forced me to eventually be aware and taking those breaks for longer and longer periods of time till I eventually stopped.

It’s a good habit to break. πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I bite my nails, and I’ll quit when I’m damn ready. Nail polish helps, but I don’t really like the conditional witholding of the ring. What’s next? “I’m not taking you on vacation with those roots in your hair.” “I’m not taking you to the beach if you keep eating those fattening brownies.”

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m a habitual nail biter myself.  The only thing that keeps me from biting is nail polish.  Get a manicure first to clean up your cuticles, and then buy a nice neutral polish you can put on at home.  I do have to second FutureMrsMeinhardt, though.  My Darling Husband doesn’t like me biting my nails, and always calls me out when he sees me doing it, but he would never have withheld a proposal until I stopped.  

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I keep nail clippers in my purse and keep my nails short and neat.  If they get long or chip or anything it drives me nuts and I can’t stop picking and biting at them.

But seriously, he was kidding, right?

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I bit my nails for about 16 years.  I always wanted pretty nails, and I hate the way they look when I bite them, but I know how it feels to just want to bite your nails!  I used the incredibly bad tasting nailpolish stuff.  It tastes HORRIBLE and it gets on everything your nails touch, so it also helped to keep my hands away from my whole face and mouth in general.

When I get stressed or bored I tend to pick/bite at my nails.  I only have 4 “normal” nails at the moment… but I put on the bad tasting stuff last night so hopefully that will stop me again!

Also once my nails get long I tend to paint them opaque dark colors, or BRIGHT opaque colors.  Opaque so I can’t see the little splits or places I want to bite, and bright or dark (no muted pinks or beiges) because then if I do bite my nails I know I’ll get nailpolish in my teeth, and who wants a big chunk of fire enginge red or deep purple nailpolish in between their teeth πŸ™‚

I also carry around a nail clipper with me anywhere I go, because it makes me want to bite my nails when I see little splits or tears, and so if I clip it right away and make it a clean edge I tend not to bite it.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Have you tried to no-bite stuff.  FI’s nails look awesome, they almost reach the ends of his fingers as opposed to nubs!! He puts the stuff on when he’s feeling tempted and I make sure to leave nail files all over the apt. If they start to bug him, he just files they to a more comfortable length.

He tried some other no-bite polishes that he did not find as effective.  I’m not sure of the brand, but it’s got the circle with slash thru it on the bottle.

 

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