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I Can't Cry

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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 wish I could but I can't.

    All this emotion is just choking me. I feel so numb all the time. Last week, when the seniors said that it was their last day and cried, I just stood there while the rest of my classmates were crying their eyes. I felt sad but couldn't cry. I felt so bad about myself. It's like...
    EvanescentIridescent EvanescentIridescent 16-17, F Dec 8

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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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    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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    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 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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    FedUpTeen FedUpTeen 16-17, M May 30

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    It's not like I'm stopping myself from crying, it's just that I had experience some painful things in the past that I've completely stopped being emotionally attached to anything...
    LeoNyxus LeoNyxus 18-21, M Dec 2

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    I am giving up I'm letting go I can't cry every day for you and I do love you but this is so unhealthy for me to do like cry and not sleep good but Ashton if you ever see this I...
    trew5432 trew5432 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    Hey guys. I need help & advice. So i have a boyfriend, he is amazing, he loves me very much and he cares for me like crazy. We had been together for 8 months, but a person got in...
    iSimplyWish iSimplyWish 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 26

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    Sometimes I honestly don't know. I'll be talking and having a nice conversation then like the next minute I'm giving one word responses and just feeling like I want to cry. And I...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    The firsts of everything after losing an only parent is the worst feeling ever! It's been 7 months n with the holidays fast approaching, I can't stop crying. I just want my mom...
    mbezah mbezah 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I can't feel pain anymore. No matter how hard I try to cry, I just can't. There seems to be no happiness no joy no love. Love doesn't exist. Is just something that slowly eats at...
    chameleonvenom chameleonvenom 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    It feels like someone is literally holding my heart and squeezing it. It hurts so bad, I feel numb and hurt. My body doesn't seem to be mine, I feel regret and sorrow. What...
    ohida ohida 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm so in love with my fiance he means everything to me if he were to die I would have to die as well he is my soul mate and I don't want to live with out him ever he's saved me in...
    babydollveee babydollveee 22-25, F Nov 30

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    Ever since I started giving zero f*cks about things I can't control, my whole mindset has gotten a lot better.
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    Okay...before I start let me just say that I am definately not suicidal. Se there. Now I'll begin...if I even know where to start. Well I guess it starts with new years...this...
    AnnaRose46 AnnaRose46 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 16

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    Make the fighting stop. Make the arguing stop. I can't take the noise anymore. Each night it's the same ****. I'm tired of the fights. I'm tired of the lies. I'm tired of crying...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Always think about this one guy.. He's made such an impact on my life, brings a light and happiness to my life.. Hes not perfect.. But he's perfect to me! And nothing could change...
    catho catho 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This is my second post today in less than 30 mins because I have a lot to get off my chest. :) My biggest issue I believe is that I want what I can't have. It's not because I can...
    GhostBride GhostBride 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 1

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    I can't seem to find true happiness, I grew up at my grand ma place, my dad is based in Asia country, have always go to school myself, other kids come to school with their mother...
    lindadalexmonroe lindadalexmonroe 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I don't have the strength. If they don't want to be helped, then there's really not much more I can do. Except to pray and ask God to help them. I can only tolerate so much from...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    There's so much people are asking me to do, but none of it is really for myself... I don't want to go to school and learn all this useless knowledge. I want to be out in the world...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F Dec 8

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    I don't know how much longer I can go on. My throat is bleeding again, and I am unable to eat. I don't want to go on if I never get to talk with him again. I didn't even need to be...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    This has been a problem for me my whole life. I grew up isolated. I wasn't allowed to have friends, go outside or be loved. We didn't celebrate holidays or get stuff for christmas...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I can't sleep when I want too. That's my issue. I keep falling asleep in the middle of the day or really early in the night and I can't stay up. Then when I feel dead tired and...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    It's not that I can't, it's that I don't want too. I've almost chocked on so many pills, that I just don't bother taking them whole anymore. The only ones I can take whole are...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    Finally, a place to find some comfort. Thank you so much for your story... of course, I draw such similarity to my experience. I have had an affair for almost 4 years and she...
    hearbrokenandlonely hearbrokenandlonely 46-50 Dec 15

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    And it's really bugging me. RANT SESSION (warning):You're in my thoughts. When I'm at different places and I'm reminded of you or memories we've shared. Honestly, I wish you weren...