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I Don't Cry

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    I Can't Let It Out Because I Don't Let It In

    I don't cry. But not because I don't have the ability to, and not because I've grown up being told not to, but because I feel as though it is not worth my time. I've been to the ends of the earth and back, and I've realized that in this life, the only life that we will ever see...
    thehiddenpaw thehiddenpaw 16-17, F Aug 11, 2009

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    I Only Did When I Was Young

    i learned to grow up pretty quick and now i don't cry any more when ever i feel tears starting to form i just suck it up i'm not that weak any more tears are considered a weakness to me well my tears are 
    fax4ever fax4ever 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 30, 2012

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    Very Rarly

    I think I don't have that much emotion in me. When I went to a furnarel I didn't cry. When I went to a candle light vigel I didn't cry. But when I did cry was when I was cheated on and it was painful!! I'd rather be emotionless then to feel depressed all the time. At the time I...
    PureEvil PureEvil 18-21, F Dec 19, 2011

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    The Well Dried Up

    Within my innocent youth I found that my tears were my only companions. Now, that seems to be quite the contrary. Only huge, emotional disasters are able to draw sorrow from my eyes, yet even still, they never stay for long. The past took a toll on my heart and turned it bitter...
    TruthBeneathTheRose TruthBeneathTheRose 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2013

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    Cry

    I have never been able to cry, when my dad died i was not able to release any tears, when my girlfriend passed last aug i was able to shed a small amount of tears and that was it and i did love her. I just am not able to show emotions or feelings and i am not sure why.  ...
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M 2 Responses May 11, 2009

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    Crying Is Weak

    I havent cried since I was four, I learned to hold everything in. I showed emotion once this past friday, but it was an accident, (I already wrote about that) if you cry people know you, they can break you, you need to be smart and ahead of everyone else, crying shows weakness...
    numbuh13m numbuh13m 13-15, F Mar 7, 2012

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    1 1/2 Year

    It's been a year and a half and, while I've had some instances where I've felt like crying, I haven't.  And before that year and a half, it was only a year and that year seemed like forever to go without crying, but now, it's like it doesn't even matter.  Like...
    XCRevolution XCRevolution 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    2 Yearsish

    It's been about 2 years since I've cried, and that was only because I broke my leg. Crying due to emotional reasons? Not since I wasd 10 I would say.   It just doesn't seem like a natural response to trauma for me, shutting down is my first response.
    MrMacabre MrMacabre 66-70, M 6 Responses Jul 22, 2009

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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, I can't cry even if I wanted to, it's so unfair to see all the people around you can cry as much as they want but never knowing what it feels to...
    LeoNyxus LeoNyxus 18-21, M Dec 2, 2014

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    Weakness And Headaches

    I don't cry, in 9 years I can count on one hand how many times I have. Crying to me means weakness and it just leaves me with a massive headache.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 23, 2013

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    Saving Up My Tears

    i don't get sad, i get mad. i'm like, just man up. and i go work out.  when someone hurts me, i'm omfg. the audacity. LOL. so i dont end up crying. haven't in a few years. when i do tho, it'll be quite the water works, i think
    rylnn rylnn 18-21, F 1 Response May 11, 2009

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    I Feel Bad That I Don't Feel Bad

    When something tragic happens...the tears just don't want to roll out of my eyes.When I was watching a documentary about the bombing of pearl harbor...all my friends around me were crying, and I tried my best to, but I ended up getting a headache hahaAlso, when my...
    PurePerfection PurePerfection 18-21, F Jan 30, 2010

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    I Cant Cry

    My tears never come easy even when i need them to. it's got to a point where i feel weak if i cry.
    cupoftears cupoftears 22-25, F Jan 19, 2011

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    Years ago I made a promise with my own blood.

    That promise was to never cry again. I used to be a cry baby though i did have a hard past. One day i cried in front of my brother and he gave me the most pitying look iv ever seen. So I took a sharp scissor and plunged it into my hand and i started bleeding. And with that blood...
    KIRa53 KIRa53 13-15, M Mar 9, 2014

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    Unable

    I don't cry because I can't.  That's another effect from my wreck.  I can't produce tears anymore-I just get bad headaches.
    mistressmonique mistressmonique 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2011

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    You Lose

    In my family, showing emotion or crying is basically forbidden. If you cry, you are a loser and a baby, nothing more than a whining wimp that needs to grow a pair and get over it. At least that's how it is if you cry in front of my dad. My mom on the other hand, finds that if she...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 23, 2012

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    All Dried Up

    I was such a crybaby when I was little.  Kids at school loved to get me started.  Seems like I never cried unless I was at school with my so-called peers.  Now I can't cry at all.  And I'm supposed to be depressed!  My biggest fear is that...
    Sage360 Sage360 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 30, 2010

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    Cry: Not Me

    I never let myself cry. I have been told that it would release a lot of pent up energy. I cant. I'm embarrassed to. I am scared that other things will come out with it. How can I feel better.
    sufferingmypaininsilence sufferingmypaininsilence 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2012

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    Broken Hearts

    I was in a horrible relationship where i was reduced to tears almost daily. If i wasn't miserable, i was lonely, frightened, hurt, being insulted, talked down to or (more than anything else) frustrated and distraught. It was like banging my head against a wall trying to get...
    Babygirlxxo Babygirlxxo 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 24, 2012

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    I'm Learning

    I still can't cry, but I'm slowly learning to let the tears flow. when I was growing up I wasn't allowed to cry. so I learned to hold it in and show no emotion. bad. I'm in therapy and I am trying to learn how to show my emotions because I'm a very emotional person, I just...
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2008

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    Well

    at least that's what I tell people.
    MyNameIsHurl MyNameIsHurl 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2011

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    I Wish I Could Cry

    i have not cried for about maybe a year or two.  and when I did cry I hated. I cried I shook I repeated words over to myself just saying im sorry over and over again. And I couldn't stop it was like i'd left my own body and couldn't get back to it. now I just want to cry...
    Passionfruit3 Passionfruit3 22-25, F Aug 30, 2009

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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 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I get so sick and tired of everyone telling me that I need to talk to someone about my problems. To others I apparently have "gone through traumatizing events"and if I just talked...
    wonderlust99 wonderlust99 13-15, F Mar 5

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    I find it astonishing that after one "hi" how incredibly easy it is for someone to confide in me that they were raped and I quote "did I mention I was raped when I was 14" Then...
    MrsZacEfron MrsZacEfron 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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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...
    Newyorkbf Newyorkbf 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    This is something I wish I could read to my mother, or at least, memorize it, so when we get into another argument, I could scream this at her. I'm Sorry Written By: Unknown...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I KNOW I don't deserve this... I don't deserve these flashbacks, nor did I deserve the abuse. I just want these stupid flashbacks to be gone. I can't deal with them anymore! I...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Don't Invade Experience Groups That I Don't Agree With
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    I don't like how I have my International Politics midterm tonight. 1) I wish it would be thursday and tonight would be my global history midterm instead. 2) I don't like how we...
    thehonestgentleman thehonestgentleman 18-21, M 52 mins ago

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    I hate people liking me just because I am good with make up, good on dress i wear or I'm good in my profile pictures.But guys, hello, I see myself not that attractive. I'm freaking...
    kristinef1 kristinef1 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    Blocking isn't the right way to tell others that you don't want em to talk to you, especially when those people where friends. I'm not saying that blocking is bad and unacceptable...
    MariKun MariKun 16-17, M 4 hrs ago

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    I woke up this morning. My little sister had been in my room and made a minor mess. I f*cking lost it. Not when I woke up. I waited a good thirty minutes. Picked the mess up, and...
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    My mom had the freaken nerve to ask me if I wanted to go out with them for my sister's bday. LOL HAHAHA I just have to laugh. So my feelings don't matter and I got cussed out but...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    I've been with my husband for 5 years now we dated for 3 months before I got pregnant lately I've been feeling like I don't make him happy anymore he is always angry, tired, and...
    armijo2w armijo2w 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Don't Like Going To The Dentist At All
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    Don't Say I Love You Unless I Mean It
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I've never felt like I truly fit in, I've always felt like the outsider when around people. Even when I had actual friends and a good social life. Being the age I'm at, I don't...
    everyotherusernamewastaken everyotherusernamewastaken 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    I've never felt like I truly fit in, I've always felt like the outsider when around people. Even when I had actual friends and a good social life. Being the age I'm at, I don't...
    everyotherusernamewastaken everyotherusernamewastaken 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    Idk how to express it. I don't know if I really have the depression nor anxiety but I feel like I do. It's hard for me to really be happy. I am always longing, wondering, asking...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10

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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 2 days ago

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    I mean, I do know I don't want to because it's not my type of thing and it's too expensive. I'm just thinking that I would throw away a lot of money on something I don't even want...
    delusi0nal delusi0nal 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    It is not important to have kids. We have every right to choose what we want or don't want in our lives. For me, I don't want kids in my life. Guess what? That's ok. I just wish...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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