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I Don't Cry Often

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    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 5 Responses Oct 8, 2011

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    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

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    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 18-21, M Feb 5, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    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

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    ...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

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    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 3 Responses Jan 1

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    what is wrong with crying? why is it such a bad thing to see a grown man cry. seriously, everybody is a human and they have feelings too. I just don't get it. smh
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    Last time when I cried was when I was in high school. I was 14. I was bullied and attacked aggressively by them after that. That was the worst day ever. I cried a lot. Wanted to...
    faisal6309 faisal6309 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    He did it again last night. I wasn't expecting him to, I really wasn't. I thought, I hoped, that it was only a one off. That he'd maybe just go back to the hitting, the physical...
    FabulousUnicorn15 FabulousUnicorn15 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I have 3 kids - 2 of which are my bf's. We are 4 years together. We are not married- lately things have been hanging together by a thread :( I am v upset about this. I had a 5th...
    Barbs4321 Barbs4321 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I don't actually know how to put a lot of it on or use it really, I use the basics: primer, concealer, foundation and blush. I don't use bronzer Often or eyeliner, eyeshadow or...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F Mar 22

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    This is the generation I live in. Instead of crying in front of friends and family I am crying behind a computer screen hoping to get sympathy from strangers. I don't like my life...
    secretheartpanda secretheartpanda 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I have studied this for a while and would like to point out a few "FACTS" rather than hype. If you want to comment, read them! If you still doubt, check for yourselves. Don't...
    anonymuspersona anonymuspersona 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    So I'm going to come off as spoiled kid but I don't care because I need to know if what happened was normal. My day started normal as usual and I had no troubles at all except for...
    A20s A20s 22-25, F 8 Responses Mar 29

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    I met my husband in high school and we've been inseparable ever since. At first our love was one in a million, we'd spend hours on the phone, hours telling each other how much we...
    stupidlove00 stupidlove00 26-30, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    it's so hard for me to open up to people. I don't wanna hurt anyone by letting out my emotions, but then again, it's like it's killing me on the inside. last night I was super...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    This life wow! I just don't know what I feel anymore. I just know I'm tired. I have these dreams of driving through the country air. Fresh and beautiful trees. Green pretty grass...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 31-35, F Mar 18

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    On the other side of a street I knewStood a girl that looked like youI guess that's déjà vuBut I thought this can't be true'Cause you moved to west LAOr New York or...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    It's not that I don't like them exactly (and they aren't even in laws yet, but it's going to happen soon). It's just that they're constantly in our business and they blow things...
    imal0serbabyx imal0serbabyx 22-25, F Mar 19

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    I’m at a crossroads. I have been with my husband for 10 years; married for half of that time. We had years of bliss. We met in college and grew together. We loved each other...
    lostinthemountains lostinthemountains 26-30, F Mar 22

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    I saw this caption type thing today about a girl who killed herself recently and the whole thing was just saying how everyone is too late and how no one speaks up and asks if...
    yoursecretlifestylee yoursecretlifestylee 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    My daughter is a junior at college and is an exceptional student with drive and clear goals for the future, which include graduate school, most likely at a university abroad. This...
    GTdM GTdM 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I have always hated kids. If I'm around children I will act civil and just ignore them. If they yell, scream, or cry while in stores, I would leave the store or leave that section...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    This might be my last job to live my life, I've worked for 5 different jobs in 5years, after graduating college. Now I am 27, I've dated 4 different wonderful man in a serious...
    27girl 27girl 26-30, F Mar 31

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    Yeah. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood to talk. It sucks when certain websites don't have the option of putting an "away" sign up, or a "busy" or "invisible" sign. This website...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I'm now in high school and am 14 years old. But I feel like I don't belong here- not in high school, not when I'm home, just not on this planet. I do make friends easily, but...
    Lizzylx Lizzylx 13-15 3 Responses Apr 2

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    The FightOne Sunday my husband and I spent the day cleaning up an empty house. So full of dust and paint, we were looking forward to a hot shower. Parking the van at a petrol...
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    I believe it has much truth but it's often misinterpreted and since god itself didn't write it's inspired then it isn't flawless Though I Will admit it's my amateur opinion and...
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I really don't know what to say I often tell them to shut up. But I don't mean for it to sound mean.
    doc15 doc15 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    Every month, about the same time too, I get these incredible urges to shop for high heels, dresses, lingerie and kinkier things. After shopping and spending money I don't have, I...
    CDtvhhbs CDtvhhbs 46-50, T 1 Response Mar 20

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    I really don't like children. When I look at Babies-I have ZERO feelings. I may even find them ugly. I do not have any children and know I may regret it one day..but just the...
    fijifranny fijifranny 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I just got hit with the most agonising pain. I tried to exercise again but did not do anything involving my hips or waist like twisting. Well, I went to sit just before and got hit...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I often state MY feelings, thoughts and beliefs about MY love and truth of God and then devil worshippers come on to MY EXPERIENCE and day "don't tell me what to believe in"...um...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago