I Have Cried Myself to Sleep More Than Once

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    it only happens on certain days.

    As corny as it sounds its normally because of a missing my tbdl mom in one way or another or b wanting a real tbdl life not just online. u other tbdls understand right
    plzuseme plzuseme
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 1, 2014

    Only When The Kids Are Sleeping

    I was dumped when my daughter was 3 months old and I found out I was pregnant with out second child. I slept every night in the same bed we slept in together remembering when he would hold me and tell me much he loved me. I cried every night of my second pregnancy for hours at I...
    gratefullearner gratefullearner
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 4, 2013

    Just a struggle life drama.

    ..and it got me every, almost, night.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 23, 2015

    That feeling of you cannot talk to someone

    or to anybody because you are scared they aren't trustworthy so you keep it to yourself all the time.
    margarett19 margarett19
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 8, 2015

    I think this is one of those universal

    experiences that we all share. Even if we don't care to admit it.
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 3, 2015

    every day for a straight week.

    till they moved the heavy bullying to someone else.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jun 24, 2015

    There Was A Year

    It was the year when my world was totally crumpled. I cried each night. The teardrops were like cascading waterfalls. I was like a sheet of paper that was tossed in the garbage without a dash of pity. I stayed in the garbage far too long until I realized that I cannot bear the...
    1PrincessKai 1PrincessKai
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2011

    and the tears just keep rolling.

    praying I don't make a dumb mistake. it's not good to make decisions when you're upset.
    lizygurl lizygurl
    22-25, F
    Oct 8, 2014

    Its not to say its bad.

    ... But there have been many a times where i cried so much that it made me feel better. Being suicidal and not wanting to tell anyoneakes u feel good. Asking for help from people just makes me feel like they want attention. I truly felt suicidal and it was like pulling teeth...
    carl34 carl34
    36-40, M
    Sep 13, 2015

    ~I have been very good in the past about

    holding it all in. I guess you could say I became numb. However recently there was someone who had revived my heart and I allowed myself to feel again. I think I have cried more the last six months than I have in the last five years. Sometimes I'm in the car and a certain song...
    MyMissingPiece7790 MyMissingPiece7790
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 13, 2014

    I have cried myself to sleep more

    than once. And tonight, i think its going to be another night....I just know its happening, I can't stop the tears now, and I haven't even laid down yett...
    HisLittleAriel HisLittleAriel
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 4, 2015

    The Bed In Which I Cry

    Laying in my bed at night....I think to myself how large it is. It's too big for me now. It's a king size bed. I remember when we bought it. I smile at the memory. Our three little ones all crammed in one double bed with him and I. He ended up in the livingroom on the couch. I...
    theredlady theredlady
    41-45, F
    19 Responses Nov 23, 2009

    And I am going to do it again tonight.

    . Letting it all out.. Hopefully I'll have a good night sleep.. then feel better by morning 😉
    EndlessDreams22 EndlessDreams22
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 3, 2014

    I lay crying, looking at the roof,

    begging sleep to take over my body. The only thoughts that come to mind are those of loneliness and terrible luck with love. I wonder why love runs away from me every time I try to catch it, and why it never seeks me when I don't. After hours of uncontrollable sadness, I finally...
    foreveralone25 foreveralone25
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 26, 2014

    It's the worst. :( there's one specific

    instance I remember.. my brother joined a cult in Texas years ago and we hadn't heard from him in a long time. We didn't even know if he was still alive. He's still alive, but still involved in the cult, sadly.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 12, 2014


    Crying at night has become like a nightly routine. It seems to be a must before I can fall asleep. I'm not always sure why I'm crying, I just no that I become more emotional when lay down for the night. It's weird, because I'm a woman. Shouldn't my nightly ritual be taking off...
    NeverTrulyWanted NeverTrulyWanted
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Aug 27, 2013

    I wish I could, but the tears rarely come

    and when they do, it still isn't satisfying enough. Instead, I just lay in bed at night, apathetic towards almost everything.
    seabassep seabassep
    22-25, M
    Aug 11, 2014

    I am writing this is the hope it may help

    someone else. I completely forgot I had this account until I received an email which led to me to my first and only post back in 2013 about my now ex. Feel free to go and have a read of it. For pretty much my whole relationship with my ex, my emotions were all over the place...
    rose24785 rose24785
    26-30, F
    Jul 15, 2015

    They say crying yourself to sleep may cause

    death, more reasons to cry...
    Fallenwings4 Fallenwings4
    22-25, F
    Sep 15, 2015

    I Can Remember Most..

     1. The night my dad left. 2. One night when I came home after a bad night and my mom went off on me, calling me every name in the book. 3. The night I came home after breaking up with my boyfriend for hitting me, and then my mom went off on me calling me weak, saying I...
    InsanelyMe08 InsanelyMe08
    26-30, F
    15 Responses Dec 12, 2009

    I wonder why things are always bad

    for me around this exact time of year. The reason is similar too. I really shouldn't even care much about this person but I do and I can't help it. An angry person doesn't know how to cope with sadness. I just wanted to make the feeling go away. I couldn't stand it anymore so I...
    RoastedCycki RoastedCycki
    70+, F
    Jun 22, 2015

    I have done this a few times

    because i hurt so bad. My back was hurting so bad i couldnt get comfortable.
    footballgal56 footballgal56
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 31, 2015

    Crying myself to sleep is the only way

    for me to sleep lately. It's just so hard and tiring that I then get more tearful.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 19, 2014

    change of plans......

    ... lets cry tonight
    deleted deleted
    Sep 9, 2015

    I think I have cried myself to sleep every

    night this week. I always wake up with a pounding headache and my eyes burn when I open them. my chest hurts and my throat feels raw.
    thatsnotmyname12 thatsnotmyname12
    18-21, F
    Oct 24, 2015

    how do I start ... I'm not the ideal teen.

    as a child, I thought of death I started self harming at 7 y/o and admitted into many hospitals within weeks of being released. 4 failed suicide attempts and my life has no meaning... I've joined this for support at I guess advice... ????????????????
    SParedes627 SParedes627
    18-21, F
    Feb 3, 2015

    Tears On My Pillow

    There have been many times that I've cry myself to sleep. I'll say goodnight to my husband who chooses to watch a movie and I'll lay myself down and the tears will start to roll. Whether its because I'm tired or I have something on my mind, I will cry myself to sleep. Happens...
    silentwriter180 silentwriter180
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Apr 3, 2012

    on a daily...........

    . i don't think so tonight
    deleted deleted
    Sep 9, 2015

    I feel like I'm just existing

    and not living..😔
    4evershattered 4evershattered
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jul 6, 2014

    Maybe I'm Just A Little Lost.. (Family)

    Like other people, I too cry myself to sleep. But what If there was a good reason to it? Is it love? Is it friendship? Is it family? Was there something wrong with me? Maybe I'm just a little lost. I grew up with a piece of my heart torn inside, or a torn family. My mom and dad...
    lostinlife21 lostinlife21
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 17, 2013
    deleted deleted
    Oct 15, 2015

    Funny How They Could Do This

    She's cried so many times she doesn't even keep count anymore. Sometimes its quiet other times she breaks out in sobs because life has fallen apart again. They never seem to think about how their decisions affect her. She knows they care but yet they don't see what they're doing...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 28, 2011

    Nothing better than crying yourself to sleep

    unintentionally while having insomnia... There's a cure!
    chanelroe chanelroe
    18-21, F
    Jun 30, 2015

    Here We Go Again....

    How is it possible to be surrounded by others and feel so totally alone? Crying into my pillow at night is never an intention but as I lay there with my back to my sadness I feel cold fingers on my shoulder reminding me of my sorrow, not letting me up for a moment. The tears...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Oct 22, 2009

    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 refreshed. I don't know what to do. It's like my mind never stops. I'm ready to be in his arms. To have that day that I worry about nothing but...
    DayDreamingDragon DayDreamingDragon
    22-25, F
    Aug 7, 2014

    I have, until this time,

    resisted the urge to post a comment that sounds like I am doing so solely to generate sympathy. Not that I have anything against anyone that reaches out in despair. It's just that, that's not me. However, at this point, I'm so completely beaten down and hurting so badly that I...
    Heartofgold4one Heartofgold4one
    51-55, F
    Jul 17, 2015

    more than once is an understatement.

    I can't count them all
    TheCroissant TheCroissant
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Feb 1, 2015

    Last night I rememberd my friend,

    who was always there for me, he always understood me, when I was feeling sad he would make me laugh, but he stoped talking to me without any reasons its already been a year since we talked, and when I remembered him I started to cry really hard, and when I couldnt cry anymore...
    Angel97love Angel97love
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 13, 2015

    I keep waking up with tears in my eyes,

    and I don't know why...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 31, 2015

    All I can do is lay here in the dark,

    hug my pillow and cry. I can't control anything going on. I miss him. I need him. But instead I'm laying here wide awake. Wishing I was laying next to him. Thinking of all the things I want to say. And all the silent moments I want. Looking into his eyes and kissing him and...
    DayDreamingDragon DayDreamingDragon
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 17, 2014

    It may seem silly as most my life is

    so good, but I still have many times, though it's not always when I'm going to bed, more often than not I'm ok then, it's often when I wake up in the middle of the night crying.. and continue to until I fall asleep again...
    hayliepartychick hayliepartychick
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Feb 7, 2014

    I sometimes cry myself to sleep.

    When I think about something sad I cry. I cry and the tears roll down my face and on my pillow. My pillow gets soaked with the tears. I feel like the toxins in my body come out with the tears and I relax. I fall asleep without knowing. I seems to be relaxing in a way.
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Jan 21, 2014

    Funny Odd

    The funny thing about it is, once I cry myself to sleep, I dream sad dreams. And when I wake up, I cry again. Like the hours between were never there....
    BloodRedShadow BloodRedShadow
    1 Response Nov 18, 2013

    It's like a daily routine now.

    And I actually feel good after crying. I cry because I feel lonely. It sucks. My best friend and I are not in touch anymore, like,we are. But not the way we used to be. And I'm not a people person. I am socially awkward. I can't talk much to people. So anybody who tries talking...
    TheQueen2809 TheQueen2809
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 22, 2014

    She's not worth it, they said.

    You'll get over her, they said. You'll find someone new, they said. Well, they were wrong...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 10, 2014

    Just last night until 2 am.

    I need to find a job.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 24, 2015

    i cried myself to sleep countless times.

    Who cares if I am happy or not? It becomes meaningless and when I am sad nowadays, it is hard to cry. Just hope I will never wake up
    Nat2138 Nat2138
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 1, 2015

    Certainly Have....

       On quite a few occasions actually. Probably the first time that I can remember was my 14 birthday....sharing it alone, as mum was hooked on drugs....that was quite devestating actually...    On the night that my daughter was (mover than likely) concieved...
    Samm199294 Samm199294
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Dec 13, 2008
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