I Don't Cry Often

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    I don't cry too often,

    even when I am facing an issue, I feel other feelings like freaking out, getting angry, cranky or upset, but crying isn't one of the things I often feel like doing. However, the most embarrassing thing has been happening a lot with me lately, my eyes well up with tears a lot, I...
    MissGaga MissGaga
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 3

    Why Can't I Cry?

    Ever since my life started in high school I have started to become more closed off to people around me. I don't talk to many people or show any kind of emotion when required, for example at my grandfather's funeral everyone else was in tears and I just stood there blankly not...
    JohnWolfy JohnWolfy
    18-21, M
    Sep 17, 2012

    Sometimes I think of some really sad things

    that have happened / are happening and feel like a good cry, but the tears seldom come. I wonder how many people feel like this, and if it is more common for males...generally speaking?
    SeaSpray01 SeaSpray01
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2015

    We live in a world where you're told to let

    your emotions out in a controlled setting. At least, I do. As I child, I was taught it's good to cry, healthy even. Those who say it is a weakness are berated by society for it. Though it is not socially acceptable to cry for very long, and there are only certain things you can...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 26, 2015

    But I Am More Often Right Now

    the little boy I nanny just turned four and I've been with him since he was 8 months old...He'll be going to pre-K in the fall which means he's not going to need me all day every day...It's hard letting go of his dependence, of course he has no problem with it lol...I'll cry a...
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Jan 22, 2008

    I Don't Cry Often, But I Am Crying Now

    I am crying as I am writing this message. And since I don't cry as often as people think I should, I guess i'll tell you why I am crying and what actually makes me cry. Last year I moved over 600 miles away from my sisters and their kids that I love to death. We all have a close...
    LissaLoves LissaLoves
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 8, 2011

    Haven't In Years

    The last time I cried was at my father's funeral in January of '06. It's been a long time, and I've been through a lot, but I still don't ever seem to cry, even though I'd sometimes like to.
    b1alasdair b1alasdair
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jun 20, 2009

    But when I do, it's deep.

    And it's hard. Every time I cry, I feel like I'm about to lose my life. And every time I go through this; I feel: why can't my life end? If life can make me feel like I'm about to lose, why won't I lose? It's Christmas, and the last time I felt this alone, was ThanksGiving...
    deademotion11 deademotion11
    22-25, M
    Dec 25, 2014

    Frozen Tears.

    I was bullied for crying excessively as a child. Because of this I have grown up believing that it is pathetic and weak to cry all the time. Sometimes I want to cry but cannot. I still do cry, but only about once a month when I am extremely stressed out or depressed. Dissociating...
    lntel lntel
    22-25
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2012

    ...seriously, Like, Maybe Twice Per Decade

    I don't really know why my emotions are stunted, but I hardly ever, and I mean ever, cry, and when I do it will be triggered by the oddest circumstances. I had already been married a couple of years the first time my wife saw me cry, and that was at a county fair, when I passed...
    WithTheseTwoHands WithTheseTwoHands
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 23, 2008

    I don't ever feel the need to cry.

    Nor do I really get sad. When something sad happens, i have to fake sadness. Except for one time when my dog died. That is really the only thing that i have actually cried in quite a while. Well, sometimes I might cry out of anger, but that's because i hold in my anger which...
    Bubba48260 Bubba48260
    13-15, F
    Aug 17, 2015

    I've cried twice in the past 12 years

    and both were from anger. I don't cry and I honestly don't know how to cry. The weird thing is that I have had a lot of traumatic things happen and for years I had the most severe form of bipolar (ultra-ultra rapid cycling.) I didn't cry when my nephew died, I didn't cry when...
    IamMorbid IamMorbid
    22-25, M
    Feb 5, 2014

    Crying.

    I don't cry anymore.. Well..I have to force myself to.and even thenThe tears don't flow..its just weird.It really is..It makes me feel heartless sometimes.But then again,I have never cried infront of anyone except my parentsI only cried on the phone to my ex a couple of times...
    Angelwithbrokenwingsxo Angelwithbrokenwingsxo
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2013

    What Is It Like To Cry From Emotions?

    I know how it sounds, but aside from getting spankings as a child, I've never cried in my life. The last time I've cried, including spankings, was close to 10 or 11 years ago in middle school, and that was because I had forced tears to come out of my eyes. I've never shed a tear...
    dj9272 dj9272
    22-25, M
    May 20, 2013

    Not As Often Anymore

    At one point in my life, I would and did cry at the drop of a hat.  I would find places to hide when I felt that overpowering feelings that I needed to release.  I hated myself for being so emotional back then.Now I find that the tears are only shed when it is something...
    Michellewhois Michellewhois
    56-60
    1 Response Jan 30, 2010

    When I cry, sh** is at its lowest,

    and I feel like up is not an option. Right now, I am neutral-numb, I don't feel good or bad. (Well a little bad, but not enough to rock the boat) I have only cried majorly 3 times so far in my life.
    deademotion11 deademotion11
    22-25, M
    Dec 24, 2014

    I Dont Really Know Why

    have and all this other stuff I get mad alot and I get sad and depressed. I really never cry though. Not at funerals never. I had to make myself look like I was crying at my Grandma's funeral. With all the emotions I feel you would think I would cry more often. The last time I...
    MariusValjean MariusValjean
    18-21, M
    Jan 23, 2010

    Why Can't I Cry?

    Ever since my life started in high school I have started to become more closed off to people around me. I don't talk to many people or show any kind of emotion when required, for example at my grandfather's funeral everyone else was in tears and I just stood there blankly not...
    JohnWolfy JohnWolfy
    18-21, M
    Sep 17, 2012

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