I bit my nails from the time middle school until the last year or two. I got engaged, which meant lots of pictures of me and my fingers, & I got really self conscious about it. As a pianist, I had to keep my nails short, but I made a real effort to stop. It got better, but I didn't really succeed until after graduation when I stopped playing all the time. My nails are slowly regaining strength, but they're still very prone to breaking. It seems like they always break all the way down at the quick, too, and negate all of the hard work I've put in. But it's a battle I am slowly winning.
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And here we go!