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I Don't Cry

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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

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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 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 30, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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 70+, M 6 Responses Jul 22, 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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    Well

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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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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    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...
    deademotion11 deademotion11 22-25, M 3 days ago

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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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    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...
    deademotion11 deademotion11 22-25, M 2 days 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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    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 Dec 13

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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'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 Dec 17

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    Or 'won't' be ..One of the defining features and no doubt attraction in being online is the anonymity, and this is fine.There is no real reason why anyone should feel their privacy...
    HolmesGirl HolmesGirl 51-55, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 2 Responses Dec 19

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    I never heard the words "I love you" the first 20 years of my life, so when HE came along, it felt too good to be true. My parents hated each other and my dad was cheating on my...
    LolaSparks LolaSparks 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    Hey there, I figured it was the only place to talk about it since I'm too ashamed to tell anyone, even my closest friends. I'm a 20-year-old male living with my parents and right...
    Ciccone Ciccone 18-21, M 4 days 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 a week ago

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    I don't know whether to laugh or cry anymore..
    lickyoduck lickyoduck 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    I really don't care. I accepted way back that not everyone is going to like me. Sure it may have bothered me a time or two. Now What bothers me is people who pretend to like me but...
    lake1107 lake1107 31-35, F Nov 29

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    I really don't. Wake up every day, so tired and defeated that have to live another day, and that‘s even if I do sleep, which is extremely rare anymore. Have to force myself to...
    GhostOfGrey GhostOfGrey 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    I have this friend of mine. sometimes I really don't know how to describe her. I did so much but come to this point of time. I feel that she don't appreciate it? everytime when I...
    AnnxJoy AnnxJoy 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    It is sad, I live in a society where girls are brought up in such a way that their only dream becomes to get married and have kids. Regardless of all the changes that happened to...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 3

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    I really don't have any idea who I am or where I want to go in life. I'm on high school and am constantly questioned as to my goals in life. But I don't have any. I don't know what...
    Kylie2432 Kylie2432 16-17, T Dec 4

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    I'm a weird girl. I've always been a weird girl for one reason or another. Even as my interests changed, or the way I looked and dressed changed, everyone still thinks of me as...
    zkennedy09 zkennedy09 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 8

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    I'm twenty years old and living at home with my parents and younger sister (18). I'm in community college and heading out of state next year. Now, here's a simple statement: I don...
    Shygal3029876 Shygal3029876 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    When people tell me that I MUST have kids, I literally feel like this: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/kids I don't want children, and have never been interested in children. The...
    spacepixie spacepixie 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 10

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    Love is something not to play with. I only say it if I mean it. I just don't get people that throw the word around like it was nothing and playing with others hearts. You either...
    mrhph3 mrhph3 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 11

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    its not that I don't want to,but basically,years ago when I was learning to drive, I was doing great,and enjoyed it. but I started having seizures,and had one while at the wheel...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 13

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