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I Don't Cry Often

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Feb 5

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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 16-17, M Sep 17, 2012

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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 18-21, M May 20, 2013

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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 16-17, M Sep 17, 2012

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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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    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 18-21 2 Responses Apr 9, 2012

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    I Hardly Cry

    I hardly cry since I was at my teenage. Even I cried I don't let other ppl see that I am crying. I don't want to show my weakness in front of them. I pretended to be strong always as they think. Once I cried all night long last year but now I feel nothing regarding to that...
    suhoney suhoney 26-30, F Apr 11, 2012

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