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I Can't Cry

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    I Haven't Cried For 30 Years

         The last time I cried was 2/81, I was 11 years old.  Ive been to 3 funerals and I haven't cried at any of them.  Ive been to doctors after doctors and nobody can explain why I can't cry.  Psychologists cant give me any explanation for it either. Ive been sad, angry...
    Stretch1969 Stretch1969 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 6, 2011

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    Regardless of How It Hurts

    I shed one or two tears when i get really upset. but rarely do i sob. i used to a lot. but now, doesnt matter how much it hurts, or how much i want a good sob, i cant do it. almost like im too empty for it. i think i just detach before it hurts enough to make me cry. and i...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 25, 2008

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    Wish I Could!!!

    Anyone who knows me, would tell you that I'm a very emotional person. I usually cry at the drop of a hat. After suffering the most devastating loss of my life, I find myself with no tears. I cried momentarily yesterday for the first time. But it was just a few tears, and then I...
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 23, 2009

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    Can'T

    becasue the tears never come. i am on the verge of breaking down and i want to cry because i don't know how else to let it out. nothing seems to work. i feel this weird feeling, this sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach and i don't know what it is.
    CuriousIronButterfly CuriousIronButterfly 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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    Crying

    I really think that you must cry to release feeling.. It hurts to much to not cry and hold it in. women or men ned this and the release you get from crying is so great. I guess I cry to easy but I sure feel good after a good cry.
    silvercoins4 silvercoins4 70+, F 3 Responses Jun 14, 2008

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    Which Makes Others Cry..

     I was never the type of girl to cry after a breakup. I was never one of the girls crying in the bathroom at school. I was not the kind of girl that could run to her mother with tears running down her face.  Growing up, instead of crying I yelled. When someone hurt me...
    InsanelyMe08 InsanelyMe08 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2009

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    Cannot Shed A Tear

    Even at my weakest point, it is nearly impossible for me to actually cry. The last time I cried was a big brawl out with my boyfriend, he kicked me out of our apartment, I was stranded with no where to go. I didn't have a phone to call anyone (he literally pushed me out of the...
    ShadowedThoughts ShadowedThoughts 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 28, 2012

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    I Cant Shed a Single Tear

    ever since i can remember i havent had tears, and i dont even break down. People call me emotionless but it isnt like i dont want to or i just hold it in , others say stoic. some call me a robot, once my friends tried to make me cry through pain but i started laughing...  ...
    Silentlife Silentlife 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 23, 2008

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    Usually...

    I can't cry. It doesn't matter how horrible I feel. All my feelings stay locked inside without a way to get out. All I really want sometimes is a good cry.
    MeridianSplendor MeridianSplendor 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2010

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    The Debt Of Being Tear Free

    Half my life ago, in the sixth grade I learned a lesson never to fade. Bullies hit harder when you are down To protect yourself, don't ever drown. A body of water isn't needed Tears are enough to get you beaten. If you stop crying, it stops the pain They'll leave you alone...
    stuckinmycocoon stuckinmycocoon 26-30, F Aug 16, 2013

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    I Felt Like I Was Dying And Ever Since Can't Shed A Tear...

    I used to be the most emotional person ever, I was the kind of girl who would sit there and bawl when there were war scenes on the news or when the ads came up for the orphan children charities. Over the last year I went through an extremely abusive relationship that left me...
    romantik romantik 18-21, F 1 Response May 5, 2010

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    I Envy People That Can Cry!!!

    I know it's a strange thing to envy people for but I've never had the ability to cry for myself.  I think to cry is incredibly healing and life affirming.  It says I care about myself enough to feel sad for me, to honour myself, to shed tears for me.  Now, don't get me wrong...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 7 Responses Dec 14, 2011

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    I Wish I Could Just Cry My Eyes Out!

    Right....... I am going to bore the world again with my troubles.........but ever since all the crap happened, I haven't been able to cry.............. I managed ten seconds like a week ago and then nothing............ everything is just bottled up.......... I mean, I am sad, my...
    andersfrench andersfrench 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 25, 2009

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    I Used To, But Stopped.

    I used to cry when I was a kid, but to other kids that doesn’t mean that they’ve gone too far. So I decided not to cry anymore. Now I can’t cry. My eyes water when something irritates them or when I’m tired, but when it comes to crying I’m blocked...
    cealcel cealcel 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 25, 2009

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    I'm Just Now Noticing

    I've been through quite a lot in my overall short life... Yet, I didn't cry. I always thought crying was weak and my family insinuated this. If you cried, you got screamed at. I learned to hold it all in out of fear. I can remember a few vague nights that I'd try to cry myself to...
    Emokitten Emokitten 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2011

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    Don't Take It For Granted

    I so frequently feel like I need to cry. I get the tightening of my throat, the heavy feeling in my chest, my eye get a little more moist than usual (not enough to produce tears), and the feeling that I am going to burst. Very rarely, though, do I ever end up crying. Usually, I...
    ThistleWeed ThistleWeed 18-21, F Aug 22, 2009

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    I'm Not Sure Why..

    i do feel sad alot, but i just cannot cry, i have sort of trained myself not too, since about a year and half ago when i had a sort of nervous break-down (during that time i couldn't stop crying). Nothing seams to shock me or upset me anymore, i once was very upset after i had a...
    sheshigh sheshigh 18-21, F Mar 17, 2009

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    When Sober, The Tears Are Trapped. When Drunk, My Mind Unwraps.

    To put it simply, I can't remember the last time I cried when sober. The only reason I ever get drunk alone is when I'm feeling like **** is so that I can cry, because it feels good, and it's the only way I can. It's disgusting, but I need the tears to fall before I explode...
    tinkertheman tinkertheman 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 1, 2012

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    By My Own Devices.

    "Sweat will get you respect. Tears will get you pity." These are words I've lived by. Since I was young, my mom told me not to cry and would punish me for doing so. As a toddler, when I'd fall down and get bloody knees or black eyes, I would keep a staunch upper lip. I liked...
    OfFansAndFlames OfFansAndFlames 26-30 1 Response Jan 20, 2012

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    Seems Like No One Can Handle It

    haha. yeah, i have my weak points.. and it's been a while since i last cried. seems like they all can't handle it. sad.
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F Apr 25, 2009

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    I Think I'm Going to Have To, Soon.

    I've never been comfortable, or even really able, to cry.  Even on my own.  I was never told not to ( growing up), but I think that, because of my abuse, I kind of 'shut' that side of me down. My problem, now, is that I think my storage is filling up, to the point...
    rockyj rockyj 31-35, F Aug 15, 2008

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    Soldiers Don't Cry

    I think I've gotten too much practise with this. Soldiers don't cry. They soldier on. I've lost two friends to war and a grandparent while I was overseas, I got to go home only to be told he died a few hours before I touched down. I didn't cry at their funerals. I was told this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Jan 17, 2012

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    FedUpTeen FedUpTeen 16-17, M May 30

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    I Can Now

    I wasn't able to cry until I had the heart attack almost 5 years ago.  I still don't actually cry I just get a little misty eyed and I hate it.  It is as if I am losing control.  It started when I was real little.  He would beat you really hard and when you...
    Marijah Marijah 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 5, 2008

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    I Can'T Cry

    I can't remember the last time i cried anymore. I feel the urge to cry, but nothing come out. I don't know what is going on with me anymore. I feel so empty and so much pain inside but i can't cry. I feel like a psychopath sometime with no feeling or emotions. The tears just won...
    TinaFeyforever TinaFeyforever 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 19, 2013

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    I wanna cry right now

    but I can't.. I wanna scream at myself infront of the mirror but I can't see tears rolling down my cheeks.. Damn.. I can't cry.. I'm so upset yet I'm here just sitting, not shedding a tears. I usually cry when I'm upset but the tears just don't fall.. I don't know why
    PureLies PureLies 13-15, F Oct 14

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    I'm naturally a person who doesn't cry easily, but is it normal that I suddenly can't cry anymore? I just can't, everytime I watch a sad dramatical movie because of which everyone...
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    I know we all need this release sometimes, but I just can't cry. In the last 5 years I have cried only once and it was because my father died. And I didn't cry enough. Now that a...
    surfandturf surfandturf 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 26

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    'Just came back!...There's a drizzle outside. This came out from the iPhone while running: ('Can't Cry Hard Enough) I'm gonna live my life, Like every day's the last Without a...
    samemay54 samemay54 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's like I can't cry anymore, I used to cry over the littlest things but now it seems like the things I should cry over I can't. People say I'm heartless but I'm really not.
    BrokenBeyondRecognition BrokenBeyondRecognition 13-15, F Oct 5

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    I miss him so much. I know I shouldn't but I do. I shouldn't care at all. It's hard here without him in the place that used to be ours. I pull into the parking lot and his...
    Mandaryn Mandaryn 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 8

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    Well I can't sleep at night so I thought of sharing my thoughts here. Coming to the point I was thinking there is much fight going on between people. All the time people are just...
    angelslover angelslover 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    Maybe, I’ll stop loving him tomorrow, But for today, I’ll fall in love with him… I was only four when I met him. He was eight. He (Yael) and his little sister (Eva) were my...
    kiendy123 kiendy123 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    Maybe, I’ll stop loving him tomorrow, But for today, I’ll fall in love with him… I was only four when I met him. He was eight. He (Yale) and his little sister (Eva) were my...
    kiendy123 kiendy123 18-21, F Sep 29

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    I really want to cry right now, to let everything out. But I don't know why, tears don't come out. I want to cry so bad and idk why I can't..
    dukealone dukealone 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 30

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    I am so upset all the time :( I cry almost everyday all over a dumb boy. I was in love with him and I still am :( I guess I just can't let go. I'm only 14 and he was the only guy I...
    mayks3 mayks3 13-15, F Oct 2

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    please help :( . I can't help but cry and regret the actions that I have made in the past. How can I move on?
    neuroticgal neuroticgal 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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    I know I could release all of my emotion s in an outburst of tears but I can't do it. Even some movies make me sad and a tear will role but that's it. I feel the tight throat, the...
    smartini smartini 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I want to, I have tried, I just can't. I am trying to live me life as usual but he pops in my head all dang day. He loves her more than me and there is nothing I can do about...
    nikolasmom nikolasmom 36-40 16 hrs ago

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    I want to cry about my life becaus I know it relieves some of the pain but I can't... That's even sadder than my life is...
    gomega98 gomega98 16-17, M Oct 7

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    I think it's so weird that even though Someone has hurt me in some way, I obviously end up hating them but then I eventually forgive then but I just 4 some reason can't seem to...
    Rhykker Rhykker 16-17, M 9 hrs ago

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    I feel so worthless.... I can't sleep at night which means I have to work later in the day... Working later in the day means I'm not off until late.... By that point my girlfriend...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M Oct 2

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    Lately I realized that I have been creating mental imagery automatically and can't stop myself. I had a bad experience with a dude when I was in kindergarten and had forgotten...
    GuardedSoulofGold GuardedSoulofGold 16-17, F Oct 15

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    Basically I seem to be a caring and strong person. Actually I am very emotional,easily hurt and very self-centered. If you say something that gets under my skin, I will just keep...
    ladymerylin ladymerylin 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I just want to be free... I can't even enjoy my favourite things anymore.. I used to play guitar for hours on end and now I can't even play for 20 minutes.. I tried calling my...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 25

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    I remember laughing at the girls in school. Crying and moping over ex-boyfriends, crushes, hot substitute teachers. I thought they were stupid. Why waste your tears on someone who...
    GhostBride GhostBride 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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    I only ever get one word answers.. And the past few weeks I watch you send paragraphs to others... Makes me feel like you don't want to talk to me... Not only that, but nothing...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    I can't trust my parents with my secrets. They lie to me, constantly. I know ... they might do it to protect me or whatever, but why lie? I guess they think I can't handle the...
    oblivious14 oblivious14 13-15, M Oct 13

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    I'm absolutely in love with somebody I met over my 2 month vacation. I went home after 8 years to a different country, and I met someone who I fell in love with instantly. He was...
    lifechangesallofus lifechangesallofus 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Due to a mental disorder, I experience extreme mood swings, not unlike bipolar disorder. When these happen, I tend to lash out and hurt people, not physically but through words. I...
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