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I Can't Cry

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    I Can't Cry Anymore

    I've cried all day it seems. When I wasn't scared and bawling I was chipper and bouncy. I'm sure it was just my defenses running on high again. This time though I almost fooled myself. I'm all out of tears. I can't cry anymore.
    Mello Mello 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 24, 2008

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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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    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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    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'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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    I can't cry. If something hurts me I'll show

    that I'm hurt by my facial expression but I can't cry. I can fake cry. I can only cry when something hurts a lot, when I make someone disappointed in me, or when I reach my breaking point. I can handle a lot before I reach that point. People hurt me just to see me cry, but they...
    BiBiKG2000 BiBiKG2000 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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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 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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    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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    When I was a kid, around 1st

    and 2nd grade, I cried all the time. I cried if I fell, I cried if I lost something, I cried if I was scared, I cried if I was hurt. As a result, I was teased and bullied mercilessly. This caused me to harden the place within myself from where crying comes. I walled it off...
    tdguy tdguy 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 4, 2013

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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 22-25, F Aug 16, 2013

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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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    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 12 Responses Jan 17, 2012

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 22-25 1 Response Jan 20, 2012

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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 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 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 25, 2009

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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 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'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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    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 4 Responses Sep 23, 2009

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    I haven't cried in almost a decade. Over these seven or eight years I've lost dear friends, lost my mother and father, had my heart broken several times, been in many therapy...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Ever since I can remember my parents have been fighting with each other. I can't stand it when they do. My father always gets defensive and over dramatic and says horrible things...
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    I have a problem. Noone is listening what I'm saying, noone respects me. I have no friends, I'm lonely just because I'm honest and I can't stand when somebody tricks me. Anyway...
    anonimus124 anonimus124 41-45, F Apr 8

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    I really can't stop eating. If I do, I'll starve to death. It's like I have to eat every day or I feel sluggish. I couldn't stop eating if I wanted too. Believe me, I've tried. I...
    BobFrost BobFrost 36-40, M 4 hrs ago

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    When this happens, I tend to curl inside of my closet and just force myself to weep for hours on end. When things get too frustrating, I need forced crying sessions to get the...
    saiyuu saiyuu 18-21, F Apr 2

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    i like two guys, one has a girlfriend and the other is a idiot but i can't stop thinking bout them......
    deedeebear deedeebear 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    I really can't. It's disturbing and creepy.
    dearlovecc dearlovecc 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    I am having such a hard time getting over my last relationship. I met him online, on Facebook out of nowhere. We started hanging out, and things started to get more intense. He...
    visionsofexile visionsofexile 18-21, M Mar 20

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    My boyfriend and I are currently trying to work things out after he made out with someone else 3 weeks ago. We have been dating 2 1/2 years and live together. His is my best...
    mixedup2 mixedup2 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I am 19 and my boyfriend broke up with me a month ago. We were together for a short seven months but they were perfect. We were both happy, until one day last month, he picked me...
    pnkellain pnkellain 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    i don't know what makes me keep listening yiruma playlist. it makes me cry everytime i listen to it. it's like i've been put in a box and i couldn't breath. My heart seems been...
    PuremaidenXacs PuremaidenXacs 18-21, F Apr 4

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    I've been crying for like couple of hours and honestly I don't know why. We haven't talked because he stood me up again even just on the phone. I hate it when he do this to me...
    everpink everpink 26-30, F Apr 11

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 2

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    I'm in love with this boy I know. He's cute funny and we're really good friends. The only problem is that he's straight and he doesn't know in gay. Every time I see him I can't...
    zakkoboi14 zakkoboi14 13-15, M 4 Responses Mar 22

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    when you freak out because you so badly want to remember some songs she always used to play in the car but you can't just pick up the phone and ask her. </3 I just want to...
    Ray1787 Ray1787 18-21, F Mar 23

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    I don't think I can forgive my husband for the way that he acted when my father got sick and passed away from prostate cancer after a 10 year battle against it. My dad was pretty...
    idk8 idk8 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I can't wait for Warner weather. Swimming. Fires. Fireworks. Guns. Haha redneck summer alright. I can't wait. Oh and alcohol. I can't wait for that with all that. Minus the guns...
    Lovelyxx93 Lovelyxx93 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Or like when they say they are going to do something and don't do it, or vice versa. My mother in law has this problem and it annoys the crap out of me. She's always complaining to...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F Mar 25

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    So. Who else is a chronic insomniac like me who hasn't been able to go to sleep normally for the past 6 years or so? I've had problem going to sleep for a long time and it's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 25

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    I don't know if I can say I'm in love or not because in truth I haven't know her very long. I do know that I care for her a great deal. She is in a relationship though. In my eyes...
    GreenEyedFox GreenEyedFox 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I always end up with feelings for the guys I can't have . Then there's tons of guys I can have but I don't like.. It's so annoying and I just wish for once I could like someone I...
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    I just don't know anymore. I feel so stupid. He has a girlfriend now. I thought we could just be friends. But his actions say all sorts of different things. People tell me...
    sandraphoenix sandraphoenix 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    To be honest, I just can't stand seeing happy couples being luvy in public these days. Not that I hate luv, it's just been a hard few years. Earlier I posted bout me not trusting...
    HottRoddTX HottRoddTX 26-30, M Mar 27

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    I can't totally help you if you don't want my help or if your don't try to make this forced forced friendship work work ~_~ As my favorite band of old time Paparoach says in my...
    SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 18-21 Mar 29

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    I'm 21 years old and my mom treats me like I'm 16. In my culture a girl can't leave the house until she's married. I don't really get to do anything. I go to college and come home...
    cowboys11 cowboys11 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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