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I Have Cried In the Shower

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    Not Only The Shower

    I've been crying in more than the shower today. I don't know if its hormones or just being depressed. I'm sick of being put down for stupid sh*t all the time. Can't I get a positive comment for once in this marriage? Rag, rag, f-ing RAG! I can't do anything right so why even try...
    Blue1973 Blue1973 36-40, F Aug 24, 2013

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    It Just Happens.

    When everything is going massively downhill, and my heads thumping so hard full of thoughts I'm getting a serious headache and I'm emotionally so unstable I feel dizzy, sometimes it can't be helped. I've only actually cried in the shower once, but I'm been close a few times more...
    TwistedHope TwistedHope 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 5, 2012

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    Showers Can Be Sad

    More than half the time I'm showering I cry. I think about life when I wake up, then cry hard in the shower over life's past regrets. Also, all I can think about is how alone I feel, and I feel hopeless about the future. Best place to wash away tears and sadness. Shower's are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Dec 21, 2011

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    Did Today

    Today was the 1st time I have been able to take a shower, without anyone bothering me, mostly because my parents were home, however, it was good thing that they were here, because I was able to finally be alone, and be able to cry, and get away from it all.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 4, 2009

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    Worst feeling ever! when you cannot cry in

    front of others and your only scape is the shower...trying to not be listened to.I have it as a traumatic thing actually.Naked crying you can be reduced to the core of pain.
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 24

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    I'll Never Forget

    I cried like a 5-year-old when my best friend died from cancer. I was in the shower and just 10 mins. before woke up to hear the phone ringing. It was her husband telling me she'd passed away early that morning. I kind of thought she would because she just wasn't doing well...
    ashlynn118 ashlynn118 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 21, 2010

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    There Is Time I Will Cry In The Shower And Talk To Myself

    There is time I let go in the shower . And cry so know one is know that I am hurting what is happen to me . And how I feel what has happen in the pass. When I lost my Son that I cryed in the shower. And that is how I got it out. And that it has helped lot time I get things out...
    ladywolf123 ladywolf123 51-55, F May 29, 2012

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    Crying In The Shower Is Good Therapy

    I have told many of my clients to use water and candles while taking a bath and/or shower. I believe it is good therapy. One reason is that you are alone and you can think and cry without someone seeing you. Most women and men did not want to admit they have cried. To them it is...
    MandyzYouthPastor MandyzYouthPastor 46-50, M 2 Responses May 16, 2012

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    No Red, Puffy Eyes.

    The other advantage to crying in the shower (besides that no one sees you), is that your eyes aren't all red and puffy and it isn't obvious that you've been crying. (Which is why I do a few other things in the shower as well, for both of those reasons.)
    SomeguyinUT SomeguyinUT 31-35 Jun 6, 2009

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    sabzz7 sabzz7 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    Especially.. When it's at night.

    . After coming home from a long day.. I like to hop in the shower and release all my tears.. from all those emotions I kept inside... It feels nice...
    SweetRose22 SweetRose22 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    All the Time It Seems.........

     ~ I NEVER LIKE MY MOMMA KNOWING I'M UPSET OR DEPRESSED. USUALLY IF I CAN WAIT, I'LL HAVE A SHOWER & CRY IN THERE. THAT WAY IF MY EYES ARE RED & PUFFY I CAN SAY I GOT SHAMPOO IN THEM OR SOMETHING. SOMETIMES I JUST NEED THE RELEASE A GOOD HARD CRY CAN GIVE ME. OTHER...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 19, 2009

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    So many times. It's the only place

    where I can be alone and no one can hear me cry. It's like the tears fall at the same time as the water.
    Jessoka Jessoka 18-21, F 1 Response May 28

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    It's a long story. I went to the orthodontist

    to see if I need braces or not. He measured my teeth and he said I don't need them. But he wanted me to have an Xray to see if the nerve in my tooth had been destroyed or something like that. So I had the Xray and he said that the results show something unusual. There was a lump...
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F Jun 20

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    In 1992, when my dad was diagnosed with cancer

    and we were told it was terminal, all I could feel was total helplessness and a sadness I have never felt. It was raw and physically made me sick. During the day at work, I tried to keep it together. But as soon as I got home, I would go in and take a shower. And cry. All...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses May 18

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    Showers

    I had a period where that was the only time/place I cried. I felt like no one could bother me and I could just really break down when/if I wanted to. I felt comfortable.
    BlankPage123456787 BlankPage123456787 70+, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2011

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    Just to Hide It.

    i have once or twice maybe more i dont remember exactly. i was going through rough times, and i needed to cry but my parents would obviously know that i was crying so i'd take a shower and just stand there at first till the tears came eventually i would be in the fetal position...
    Hazuki Hazuki 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 21, 2009

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    Death Of A Cousin

    It was just a normal day. I was performing my daily routine. I got out of bed and went to take a shower. My mom stopped me before I got to the bathroom and told me that my cousin, Andy, was dead. She told me that he hung himself. He was only 16 then. It was just a couple weeks...
    davish16 davish16 18-21, M 5 Responses May 13, 2012

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    Didn't Think It Was Possible.

    I always thought it was impossible to cry in the shower. I always remember people saying it couldn't be done. That emo kids made it up because they have nothing better to do besides tell people they cry in the shower. I always wondered if it was true. Of course I never believed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 15, 2012

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    Cried

    When I got physically abused, I became numb.  It was constantly in my head and I was doing everything possible not to think about it.  Every time, I showered, I washed myself and also when I got dressed or undressed and I refused looking at this...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 3, 2010

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    What Can I Say

    I found myself at 3 am, sitting in my shower, crying. I am one messed up person.
    emilyisalie emilyisalie 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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    To Hide The Pain...

    I cry in the shower, to hide the pain.The water falling down like rain.The running water hides my tears,as I let out all of my fears.I lean against the walland I feel so small.Like nothing matters, I don't matter.I hang my head and the water runs down my naked back,asking god why...
    jcue1976 jcue1976 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 29, 2011

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    My Little Private Space To Cry

    i cry in the shower. a lot. i have stuff to cry about but its always so hectic here and there are always people around. so sometimes i have to swallow the lump in my throat and save it for another time. but when i get into a shower the hot water dripping down my body, relaxing my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 11, 2011

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    A Lot

    It's where I do most of my crying actually, I don't know why. I like the shower, water to me has always been very comforting. I suppose that's why I go there to cry.
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08 26-30 5 Responses Mar 22, 2009

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    Cry

    I have cried for my mistakes and that of others. i have had the tears fall with the warm water. I hate it but i can't avoid it, i must cry every day at least. to get the pain out. I hate my pain,.
    SadAliceSaid13 SadAliceSaid13 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2012

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    The First Time..........

    The first time i cried in shower was the time when my father died of lungs cancer. My parents got divorced when i was 13. I was living with my mother and sister in another city i didnt know that my father have cancer and all of sudden i got the news of his death. I went to his...
    littlestars littlestars 26-30, F 8 Responses Sep 16, 2011

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    Don't Look At Me.

    When i was pregnant if my boyfriend and i got into an argument i would go take a shower. 'Cause i didn't want to cry in front of him. 'Cause 1. He would ask "Why are you crying for?" or 2. it would make him mad if he saw me cry. So if i was ever feeling sad during an argument or...
    MissSpookiness MissSpookiness 26-30, F May 6, 2012

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    Probably the Best Place

     I sure have cried in the shower.  Probably the only place I have cried as much is in my bed.  That's good too, because I can hold the pillow up over my face and it absorbs the tears and the noise.  But then I have a damp pillow to deal with.  ...
    SaratogaGirl SaratogaGirl 26-30, F Mar 19, 2009

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    I Need a Shower Now

     The running water drowns out the sobs and washes away the tears.  I have to take  a lot of showers.    
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 19, 2009

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    I did. I was brought up under "Men don't cry"

    rule by my dad. The day he died I fought back tears not to dissapoint his memory. But next day after his burial I was taking a shower and I began to weep, sob and shed tears like a little kid. Finally I left my feelings burst out. Hoping the sounds of shower will mute my crying...
    pacodad pacodad 70+, M 1 Response May 28

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    I Couldn't Do It Anywhere Else

    At the height of my wife's Post Partum Depression, before I convinced her that she needed help and that there was nothing wrong with getting help, this would happen occasionally. I was stressed but didn't feel like I could talk to anyone about what was going on. I felt...
    FilmandVideoGuy FilmandVideoGuy 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 27, 2009

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    I Wash Away My Tears So No One Will See

    I hate crying in front of other people because it makes me feel weak and I hate getting sympathy. I know I shouldn't feel that way but I do. I feel like I'm supposed to be strong and happy all the time for my friends and family and I can never let them in to see how I really feel...
    k12291987h k12291987h 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2011

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    Tears In The Shower Rain

    I prefer to cry in the shower. Feeling the pounding of hot water on my skin takes me to some dark, empty field in the pouring night sky as the rain continues to fall on me. I just stand there, allowing myself to be drenched as I let my own tears fall down my cheek. It's private...
    Destati Destati 18-21, F Mar 14, 2013

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    It Started Off As A Good Day..

    My family and I went swimming at a local river in our town as we usually do on hot Saturdays. Everything started off playfully and fun, typical us. My Dad kept trying to get me to swim up the river with him (which I was scared to do) but eventually I agreed. I stood on the edge...
    HeartBreaker2000 HeartBreaker2000 16-17, F Mar 12, 2013

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    Only Place I Can...

    Lately the shower is the ONLY place in the whole house that I have total privicy. I don't even have total privicy in the bathroom, but in the shower I do! So tonight when i took a shower I just cried, and cried, than cried some more, washing all the tears away...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 15, 2010

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    The Shower Is My Safe Haven

    I used to cry in the shower every morning before school. It was the worst feeling ever and I absoutly HATED crying in there. I always loved taking showers because it was relaxing and an escape, until I went into 10th grade. The shower turned into this place I had to go and all...
    sarahobri23 sarahobri23 18-21 Oct 30, 2011

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    Water Rinses My Tears

    I have cried in the shower many times. Being alone and able to just shed tears with privacy helps me with what I am going through. I feel the water is my comfort and does not judge me, it just hears my cries and washes them away. Having the water beat over my head is a type of...
    DESIRE326 DESIRE326 26-30, F Aug 24, 2012

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    I Wish You Had A Different Point Of View

    i hate how everyone thinks because im a bit shorter than them that i cant do anything for myself!!! and i think they see me as a child which i'm not i'm 17 and even when i was a child i never had anyone to depend on i fended for myself and i did a damn good job of taking care of...
    smilesandmascara smilesandmascara 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2012

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    The Shower's Light

    Tonight I lay my cheek against the wall Standing in the flow of water Naked Vulnerable Sobbing Till I was on my knees As if being bathed in water-light Praying to a god that I no longer see Crying dry tears Unable to breathe I don't know how to repent From this Final sin.
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 11 Responses Nov 16, 2010

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    Nose

    It's my favorite place to cry. The water just washes it all away. It's also my favorite place to blow my nose. I hate the way tissues make my nose feel... so the lack of need for tissues is just amazing... no matter how gross that sounds. Heh. - K
    Knabble Knabble 18-21, F Oct 11, 2011

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    3 Am

    She collapsed, wholly spent, on the floor of the shower as scalding water beat down on her naked vulnerability. The utter exhaustion she felt deep within her soul threatened to consume her as her mind raced, battling a swirling vortex of debilitating ghosts, regrets and what-ifs...
    Hongruilin Hongruilin 31-35, F 21 Responses Mar 12, 2013

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    It Is the Only Place I Allow Myself to Cry At

    I hate for people to see me cry so I go take a long shower when I need to cry. Its not that I worry that I will look weak or uncool if I cry infront of people its that I worry that I will make other people sad.I hate for people to be sad especially if I was the one that caused it...
    littleboyblue16 littleboyblue16 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 6, 2009

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    Couldn't Stop!

    I sobbed as much as I have ever done in my whole life just the other day......I hope that it never gets that bad again. I'm on the up again now, hopefully.
    lostbird lostbird 51-55, F 11 Responses Mar 20, 2009

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    Crying

    I am the type of person who bottles things up, so I've gotton into the habbit of making myself cry once in a while. It helps relieve the bottled up tension. I like to do it in the shower, so it's less noticable that I've been crying.
    CreedenceGold CreedenceGold 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 10, 2012

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    Tears Or Water?

    When I get angry or very stressed, upset etc… I get physically tired and exhausted, everything in my body hurts even my brain, I feel that I can feel my own brain!!! So I tend to take a shower to relax and I just can’t help it….. I cry when I get under the shower….!I don...
    MissGaga MissGaga 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 13, 2012

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    Crying In The Shower

    its so much easier to get away with crying if you cry and then go for a shower..
    CheekyMonkey92 CheekyMonkey92 18-21, F May 4, 2012

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    I hate to cry...it's the ultimate loss of

    control to me and I hate to lose control. I'm a strong, professional woman...way past the age of being surprised by anything life throws at me...and crying seems like such a wimpy way to cope with life. But sometimes, the sorrow I feel is too much to hold inside and it's gotta...
    pinkpussycat4u pinkpussycat4u 51-55, F 6 Responses Jun 22

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    I have gotten so angry that I cried at work before. I just couldn't hold it in anymore.
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F Aug 14

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    Oh god! I'd do anything for a shower right now...
    TheSteps TheSteps 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 15

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    Luckily it has not happened recently, but in the past I have been sometimes with a huge p**p in my *** and tears in my eyes,out of pain but also frustration.
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I think crying myself to sleep has become an every night thing. There's something about laying in the dark, alone, that just makes me so sad that I can't sleep. Wake up tired. Not...
    FutureGleason FutureGleason 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    Only because I was in the early weeks of my pregnancy and I had this horrible cramping pain inside me... Or what I thougt. Turns out it was just a really bad UTI. Quit that job...
    Squid10101 Squid10101 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19