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I Don't Cry

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F Aug 30, 2009

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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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Its really not my nature to cry in public, im so used to keeping it all in side and not letting anyone else see or feel what in going tho
    Ester21 Ester21 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Every time I help my mom cooking, I thought that it was indefinitely unfair that my father and brother are lazying in the couch watching tv and not bothering a single glance to see...
    aquavintage aquavintage 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I'm trying to be positive, trying to find a hobby to keep myself occupied, but it's not working. It probably doesn't help that its the start of the summer holidays and my son is at...
    russianpenguin23 russianpenguin23 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I'm pretty sure most of you have felt this way at least once in your life. You know, that point when you just have this bothersome feeling that you can't quite decipher. As for me...
    malipatient malipatient 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I know I put the experience title as such above, but at the moment I would put myself on the borderline of not liking his actions and/or just not caring any longer for him...
    Paintbrushes Paintbrushes 16-17, F Jun 27

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    I started crying today, thinking about my absent dad. I'm in his country, the whole reason I came was to come find him. The last time I saw him I was 15. He didn't recognize me...
    paolacastillo paolacastillo 26-30, F a week ago

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    My husband and I recently fell on hard times and were forced to move in with my parents. My husband works a job that requires him to be gone for weeks on end and I'm stuck with our...
    SoapBoxKid SoapBoxKid 26-30 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I love my kitty cat. I used to shave my cat because it's what I saw on the media and what I heard was preferred by most people. But then I started thinking, why should I, just to...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 3 Responses 59 mins ago

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    I could honestly say you've been on my mind Since I woke up today I look at your photograph all the time These memories come back to life And I don't mind I remember when we...
    jeannetjayy jeannetjayy 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My roommate has a baby and IMO is a terrible mother. She does drugs (alcohol and weed) while breastfeeding. She often goes out late at night to party and leaves the baby with a...
    secretgarden22 secretgarden22 22-25, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    It is said that we should love our parents. Mother is uniqe. Only one of her kind. But my mother is a person who hurt me the most in life. Because of her i've been crying the most...
    viktorija99 viktorija99 16-17, F Jul 1

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    so I met this guy online on a chatting site in 2012. He was 17, I was 16. We hit it off really well and he eventually asked me to be his girlfriend. I agreed. The only problem was...
    shay328 shay328 18-21, F Jul 7

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    Does anyone else have that desperate urge to get out of the hole they probably dug themselves into. Even in my dreams, I'm unaccepted.. Every person I get close to, leave haunted...
    Katastr0ph3 Katastr0ph3 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    My friend texted me saying she wanted to go out at 4pm. It was about 3:20pm when she told me. She planned on picking me up and we'd go from there. My mother was sleeping so I woke...
    Vanessanicolexo Vanessanicolexo 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I can understand why people would be obsessed over celebrities but I could never be like them. I have favourite actors and singers but I do not explode into "fan girl" mode. It's...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F Jun 28

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    When I was a toddler, I was this naughty, energetic kid with a pure heart. I used to enjoy the tiniest things in life, like the chirping of the birds and rain drops hitting the...
    TheAverageIdiot TheAverageIdiot 16-17, M Jul 1

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    I have a husband who loves me and three great kids that we spoil. But I don't have any friends. I am a stay-at-home Mom. I have low self-esteem, I guess. Sometimes. I don't know. I...
    Kryzta Kryzta 26-30, F Jul 5

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    i am from poor family..............i have completed my 12th class........i like to study further(medicine)...........i've written medicine entrance exam,but i didn't get a seat...
    jimmybf jimmybf 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I have no way to put it other than.. my mom acts like a crazy person. I recently moved out of our home town to a smaller city for a higher level sports team. I loved the sport and...
    ihaveacrazymom ihaveacrazymom 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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    Because I'm not infallible. I feel, and hurt and make mistakes in my life so why should I suddenly feel empowered to fix yours? Especially when I'm as patched up as a rag doll? It...
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T 2 Responses Jun 30

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    Both of my parent's past away. Ever since they did I don't fear death or even cry when I hear someone died.......at first I couldn't accept death but it took alot for me to...
    davamp13 davamp13 41-45, F Jul 4

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    Both of my parent's past away. Ever since they did I don't fear death or even cry when I hear someone died.......at first I couldn't accept death but it took alot for me to...
    davamp13 davamp13 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    I didn't have the best day I woke up early after going to bed late I had to clean the house cause a bunch of people were suppose to be coming over I fought with everyone in my...
    MissSkye MissSkye 16-17, F Jul 5

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    My mom shared a picture of us recently. I had to look at the picture again to see that it really was me. I looked so happy. It's been a while since I've felt happy. And I honestly...
    chels32 chels32 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I'm 24 and the oldest of 3 girls. I'm in that age where people think I should be at the peak of my life, they say I should already have a stable job, so that I can help my family...
    gehanalyanna gehanalyanna 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I just hate life. People say I'm hormonal as I'm a teenager but seriously I just have no friends. I'm not bullied or anything but I am ignored and get embarrassed easily. I cry...
    hannahllama hannahllama 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I have a family but I'm not apart of my family...... Well anyways when I was younger I have had only one family member in my life my cousin but then one day he tells me Your not...
    christinababy23 christinababy23 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hi guys! Ok, so long story short.. Its been a while since I've realised I was emotionally unavailable coz of my past, found someone who made me realise the emotional waves of...
    Trainedheart Trainedheart 26-30, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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