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I Have Cried Myself to Sleep More Than Once

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    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 😉
    SweetRose22 SweetRose22 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3, 2014

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2014

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    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 26-30 1 Response Nov 28, 2011

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    I keep waking up with tears in my eyes,

    and I don't know why...
    SirFineth SirFineth 13-15, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Routine

    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 8 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2014

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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 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 18-21, F Aug 7, 2014

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    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

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    more than once is an understatement.

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

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    Nothing better than crying yourself to sleep

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

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    Just a struggle life drama.

    ..and it got me every, almost, night.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 23

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    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 20 Responses Nov 23, 2009

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    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 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    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 26-30 6 Responses Jan 21, 2014

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    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...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I do this most days, i think of how my life is

    going to be: lonely. Was crying yesterday night thinking about valentines.
    AchingSoul AchingSoul 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2014

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    A while ago i gave away my dog to a friend.

    Its been months now and i still haven't gotten over it i don't like to talk about him or even mention his name. I went to go see him yesterday and he wouldn't even come to me he wouldn't let me get him or touch him, It was heartbreaking i miss him so much and i wish i had him...
    Gertrude59 Gertrude59 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    I've done it many times

    when I can't sleep. And when I can't sleep it means I think so many things. So many things about the future, the present, my mistakes. And then, I just cry. I can't release my bottled emotions any other way, but even crying isn't that effective either. I worry about so many...
    Kitzami Kitzami 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 21, 2014

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    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 26-30 Dec 10, 2014

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    ~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

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    I feel like I'm just existing

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

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    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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    Ten nights in a row..

    . It's been a bad week.
    ThatAwkwardPanda ThatAwkwardPanda 13-15 1 Response Jun 21, 2014

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    every day for a straight week.

    till they moved the heavy bullying to someone else.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 24

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    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

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    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 18-21 1 Response Nov 18, 2013

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    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 18-21, F 15 Responses Dec 12, 2009

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    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...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 18-21, F Jun 22

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    I spose we'd be hard pressed to find someone

    who hadn't. I like to think more about all the times I've drifted off to sleep with a smile on my face. The numbers may not be even, but those seem more important to me.
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F Oct 3, 2014

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    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 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    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 2 days ago

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    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 4 Responses Jun 22, 2014

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    Its not that I've cried myself to sleep,

    its that I couldn't stop crying today yet. There has been so much stress in my household between me and my boyfriend. I know were not married but were both in our mid/upper 30s and should be over this stupid bickering after living together for 4 years now. It is always over the...
    4merself 4merself 36-40, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sometimes at night I would cry without having

    any reason and just falls asleep in my tears.
    SkyllarDallas SkyllarDallas 13-15, F 1 Response May 21, 2014

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    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 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 7, 2014

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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    When utter loneliness overwhelmed me in the

    middle of the night during the darkest days of my childhood. With no one there to comfort me since by then I lived all alone I cried until sleep crept up and took me. I came to terms with a lot of things during that period. My mother's death. Her ex lover's abandonment. My time...
    TenThousandSorrows TenThousandSorrows 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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    Once agin, I'm crying,

    and not that anyone cares but I feel so depressed right now, I just want to leave for good, but I don't know how to actually 'end' my life. I don't want my parents too know, that the only reason I haven't done it yet
    WhoEverCares WhoEverCares 13-15, F Jun 22, 2014

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    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 26-30 1 Response Oct 12, 2014

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    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 26-30 2 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    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 18-21, M Aug 11, 2014

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    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

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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 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 1, 2014

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    Just last night until 2 am.

    I need to find a job.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 24

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    My best friend was ignoring me

    and not wanting to talk me. I was thinking about how much I just wanted to hang out with her agian and talk to her. I started crying thinking about it. I cried my self to sleep.
    mischifmaker mischifmaker 16-17, F Jun 22, 2014

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    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 26-30 4 Responses Oct 22, 2009