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I Don't Cry Often

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ...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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    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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    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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    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 in front of people. I don't like to show vulnerability. I don't want anyone to take my tears away. It's a private moment for me. if I feel the need to cry I will...
    regalshewolf regalshewolf 41-45, F Nov 27

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    It's not like I'm stopping myself from crying, it's just that I had experience some painful things in the past that I've completely stopped being emotionally attached to anything...
    LeoNyxus LeoNyxus 18-21, M Dec 2

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    Not since middle school. I have trouble crying in general, but I hate doing it in front of people. That's vulnerability that I don't like to show.
    MyUnspokenWord MyUnspokenWord 18-21, F Nov 28

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    If I do cry, I try not to cry in front of people because I feel like it's worse when they start asking you what's wrong and stuff like that. I try my best not to show it
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F Nov 27

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    If I cry in front of people I need to be prepared for 50,000 questions in 30 seconds.
    burnedmemories burnedmemories 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    They don't accept me for who I am one bit. I pretend it doesn't hurt but it really does. My Mom and brother are the only ones who really understand.
    katnisseverdeen722 katnisseverdeen722 18-21, F 7 mins ago

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    I'm only 16.. 3 years ago I cut myself and I have been doing it on and off since then. I don't understand what's wrong with me. I'd be out with my friends, enjoying my time. Then...
    Aly262 Aly262 16-17 1 Response Dec 1

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    It’s the question that’s been haunting me and that I’ve been avoiding, consciously or otherwise, for the past several years. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like I’ve...
    metaphylosopher metaphylosopher 22-25, M Dec 5

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    I love my fiance, father of my son. I don't want to leave him even though he can be a major pain in the ***. But I often think about whether I should break up with him or not... I...
    ElledaDreamer ElledaDreamer 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was just reading a book and just had this heavy feeling all of a sudden then my eyes started to water. I tried to assess the cause but I'm not even sure what's happening. I still...
    bhabhablacksheep bhabhablacksheep 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    I guess having loving parents is just too much to ask for and lately I keep being reminded of it. I went to a friends house and I couldn't help but notice the way her mother...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It's not that I don't wear it often, I just don't wear a lot. Usually only eyeliner, mascara, and lip gloss.
    MusicSavesMyLife MusicSavesMyLife 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 13

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    I've been in love for a long time, I finally could say all I feel to that person, but, she doesn't says "I love you" I hug her, shes hugs me, we hold our hands, and she is so cute...
    Vardelos Vardelos 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    It's usually during the summer when I don't wear makeup that often
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm still discovering myself. I've always been a late bloomer. What I do know about myself is that I don't feel anything- only greed or disgust. I often used to ask myself why, but...
    BeingMe98 BeingMe98 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I met many people who often made their opinion about something or somebody before they talked to him ir her or before they imformed themselves about it. I think that is sad and...
    Nickgermany Nickgermany 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Or all of my friend requests. As far as friend requests are concerned, if you haven't messaged me, or attempted to, I'm not going to add you automatically. I will check out your...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 3 Responses Dec 9

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    I am trapped between my own emotions and pain. I can't get out. Every second leaves from my life, I feel like i am more getting trapped in it. I don't feel like I used to feel. My...
    deathiscold deathiscold 70+, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I support a person no matter what they are- homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual, pansexual, demisexual, anything. People can't control their sexualities, and people should be able...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    Whenever people compliment me on, well, anything really. I'm left surprised, and kind of confused. I guess it's because I don't expect to many compliments to come my way. I expect...
    DeathstalkerScorpion DeathstalkerScorpion 22-25, M Nov 24

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    I am in pain..emotional pain..I feel lost and alone.. Yet I have a good hard working husband, and four beautiful healthy children, a house, cars, big back yard, a pool...etc.. Not...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 41-45, F 9 Responses Nov 28

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    I'm 19 years old, and I have never felt so pressured to be someone else. My family doesn't know anything about the real me. They don't know that I smoke, don't know the music I...
    Weightlessfigures Weightlessfigures 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    I don't wear much makeup since wake up early for morning class is such a hard thing. I hate to wake up early lol so I wear makeup when I feel flirty or in such important occassion...
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Many will relate to my story I am sure. But this is the first time I have told anyone so here goes....... 2 years ago I started work back at my old place of work after a year out...
    SillyGuy1 SillyGuy1 31-35, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Yeah this is a new thing. I just can't be bothered anymore. I don't even wear it on special occasions. I literally just don't see the point anymore because I think I look fine...
    DeathIsPartDinosaur DeathIsPartDinosaur 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    How come when women on EP say they need someone to talk to, they don't care which gender. But when men write the same thing it means I'm Looking For A Woman. Often tagged Dating...
    talkinaftermidnight talkinaftermidnight 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    I am going to try to write this out as objectively as I possibly can so you guys can tell me if I'm crazy (or a brat) or not. WARNING: Stupid sister fight ahead. The family...
    sincebecausepickles sincebecausepickles 22-25, F 11 hrs ago

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    So I'm sitting in bed crying and listening to music with my headphones in. Why? Because my husband is being a complete arsehole. He gets really nasty after a few drinks and has...
    NotSuchAnInnocentGirl NotSuchAnInnocentGirl 26-30, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I don't understand what's wrong with me...why is it that I'm just not lovable? Why do I always have to be the one who gets hurt? I don't want to love anymore. What's the point of...
    LoveandLoss17 LoveandLoss17 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    The flower I never had In this reality, of makeshift sanity, I construed, love obscured, curved and flayed, in parts and pieces I assembled you, every petal of every bend, I will...
    ymfas ymfas 26-30, M 5 Responses Nov 30

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    You just can't. I think of myself dying more often then graduating high school. I care too much. I'm unsatisfied. I hurt so badly. I have so many hallucinations. I'm always in pain...
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F Dec 2

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    Last night, I was knackered because of the work. So I hit the bed just to relax. The time was 19:30 hours, at that moment, if I am not wrong and the next thing I know is, I was...
    M3MC M3MC 22-25, M Dec 12

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    it's just not my thing. like females here wear like a full face of make up on a daily basis. I don't.like to do all of that. for one, it's just too much damn work. second, it...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F a week ago

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