I Can't Cry

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    My emotions have shut down.

    I am unfeeling and indifferent and I don't want to be this way. So please help me and try to make me cry. Tell me something that makes you cry. If you hurt, I should hurt too. I don't want to lose my humanity.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 20, 2016

    I'm finally getting this off my chest.

    It's something that's bothered me for years. I can't cry. The last time I remember crying was when I was 8. My mother had passed away. It was a shock, and I think it's affected me to this day. I cried for a day I think, and after that, I was back to normal. Oh my dad thought it...
    Longpatrol90 Longpatrol90
    26-30, M
    Nov 17, 2015

    "And never have I felt

    so deeply at once so detached from myself and so present in the world" Even now my words endeavor to exist, and withal, to pertain; to hold some semblance of meaning - and I am no better than -my words - in this moment and as I've been. I only hope that by saying it again, I...
    Somethingwhispered Somethingwhispered
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 17, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    Dec 8, 2014

    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
    deleted deleted
    Oct 14, 2014
    FedUpTeen FedUpTeen
    18-21, M
    May 30, 2014

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2013


    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

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 1, 2012

    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

    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
    1 Response Jan 20, 2012

    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
    10 Responses Jan 17, 2012

    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
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Dec 14, 2011

    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


    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

    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

    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

    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
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Sep 23, 2009

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 17, 2009

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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


    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

    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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