Ok. the time has come where I am truly annoying my husband with my nail biting. I need to quit. I don't want to, and I probably won't stop biting them altogether, but for his sanity I must stop doing it in front of him. How am I supposed to go about doing this? I have tried EVERYTHING to quit: icky tasting solution (I thought it tasted good, like cayenne peppers), getting a manicure (I felt like it was a waste of money) , wearing bandaids (yeah that's attractive and makes me look like I got attacked by a glucose monitoring kit), being offered money (hey mom- does that "deal" you made me in fourth grade still count if I stop biting my nails now???), etc...... and nothing seems to work. Or, it's a quick fix. I stopped biting my nails exactly 2 weeks before our wedding, and promptly went to town on them the day after on the plane to the French Polynesia. My motivation? At the wedding, I wanted to take the infamous 'newly married hands on the Bible' picture. That's it.
My nails are like a good old friend. I bite them when I'm scared, when I'm bored, when I am thinking, when I'm driving, when I'm furious, when I'm excited...basically all the time. Not because I'm hungry (mom) or trying to annoy people (Randy). How do I stop myself from biting them in front of people? It's second nature for me to casually put my nails in my mouth without even knowing I did so until Randy nudges me and gives me "the look". If I don't respond to his stare, I get the "Kristi! STOP BITING YOUR NAILS! PLEASE!!!!". Help me!!!!!!