I Cant Cry

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 59 People

    And Im Not Even Tough!

    I am physically unable to shed tears. Its not because I was punished or taught not to cry or anything, in fact, crying in my family was encouraged, and almost a requirement. I used to be able to cry when I was a child about childish things- I want this toy, I want candy, I...
    BoomSickle BoomSickle
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jun 25, 2008

    "TOO Afraid to Let Go and Let It All Out of My System!!"

    "I CAN'T CRY", BECAUSE I WAS TAUGHT NOT TOO OR I SUFFERED THE CONSEQUENCES , "WHICH IS; " I'LL GIVE U SOMETHING TO CRY ABOUT!"  AND THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY FOR RIGHT NOW AT THIS MOMENT SINCE NOW I AM COMING TO TERMS WITH THIS LONG EMBARRESSING...
    Philadawn Philadawn
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 23, 2008

    I Can't Let Go

     Sometimes I cry from stress and from lack of sleep, but I can't cry for the really important stuff. When I fell the burning in my eyes or the hollowness in my throat, some part of me says, don't, you're being weak. I guess it's because when I was little I used to cry...
    maladicta maladicta
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2009

    Cry? Me? Probably Not.

    Its not all the time that I can't cry, but most of the time. I don't know why. It's like my mind wont let me. I want to, so badly. I think I even need to. I have so much emotion pent up inside and I feel like crying will help me feel better. But as soon as I feel like I might it...
    BlissfulDreamer BlissfulDreamer
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 26, 2010

    I can't cry anymore I can just laugh

    because I had always being swallowing my tears and not cry in front of ppl so... I wish I could cry right now my heart hurts some ppl question why I laugh all of the sudden but they don't know that I'm crying how hard I'm laughing I'm crying double how long I laugh I can't stop...
    Silentsuffer Silentsuffer
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 27, 2014

    I haven't cried since I was 13 years old.

    I'm 35 now. You might think that it's a good thing, but I've been attending funerals, I've had people close to me cry their eyes out, but I'm just sitting there. It's like I can't feel anything. Maybe you react differently with age, like crying is easier when you're younger...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979
    36-40, M
    1 Response Aug 16, 2014

    Numbed Emotions

    For the longest time I couldn't--or wouldn't cry.  I was so used to smothering my feelings.  Crying is a sign of the weak.  Someone who can't control themselves.  I put off writing a story for this group because every time I looked at it I got a pit in my...
    darlene darlene
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2008

    I think maybe it has been

    since 2006 that I have cried. The only exception is when i cut onions. So i know the tear ducts work.
    baprel26 baprel26
    36-40, F
    Jun 27, 2015

    I feel so depressed and am hating everything.

    I just want to let go and cry but I cant. I feel so numb, I feel like crying but the tears just wont come.
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX
    16-17, F
    Jul 17, 2014

    I should cry. A normal person would cry

    for such devastation and loss. My life was destroyed and will never be the same. But I just go away when I think about it, or I feel numb. People who know ask me "have you ever just cried over any of this?" and I say no. They look at me like I'm crazy. Maybe I am
    Onewithone Onewithone
    46-50, M
    Jul 2, 2015

    I Know Why.

    Crying is the result of self-pity. If you can't cry and you DO pity yourself, you're just repressing your emotion. "What about crying when someone dies?" You're not crying because they're dead. That's preposterous. You're crying because "you" want to see that person again but...
    hitoarazu hitoarazu
    22-25
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2011
    Ishapian Ishapian
    36-40, M
    Jun 27, 2015

    I miss him in my life.

    It is narcissistic thinking, but I hate thinking that he's going on with his life perfectly fine without me. I am so sad, and yet I can't cry. Have I not yet faced the reality that I am alone? I feel so lonely and am so quick to try to flee from that feeling. I am scared that...
    wovenlife wovenlife
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 12, 2014

    Why Cant I Cry?

    i am feeling horrible!???..i just need to write this out cuz i feel like it helps. for the last 2 years my mother has been battling cancer of the stomach, liver, esophagus. well for the past 4 months things have been really going downhill with her health. she just got put on a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 3, 2009

    Impossible?

    I have never been able to cry. No matter how much I hurt, emotional or physical, I don't cry. I laugh or I sulk. I scream sometimes, and get angry or depressed. But I can never cry. Tears just don't come.
    cliffnotes cliffnotes
    18-21, F
    Dec 4, 2011
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