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I Often Cry When I Read the News

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 16 People

    Why Do I?

    Tears of frustration, tears of anger, tears of fear, tears of sympathy and sadness...almost anything in the damn paper can set me off. But I love to read. I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have reading material of SOME kind. That includes the newspaper. Both on Sunday [Times...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F May 30, 2013

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    Mom: Police Told Daughter to Stop Calling Before Murder-suicide

    Mom: Police Told Daughter To Stop Calling Before Murder-Suicide 'The Day She Died, She Knew She Couldn't Talk To Police,' Mom Says   POSTED: 7:38 am EST February 18, 2008 UPDATED: 3:04 pm EST February 18, 2008   DELAND, Fla. -- A Central Florida woman whose 17...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 18, 2008

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    Shootings, Bombings, Rapes, Child Murderers, Where Does It Stop?

    I have just heard about the man that went into a nursing home and killed 8 people. It just makes me sick. I don't understand all these random killings of innocent people. It's almost like you can't feel safe to go anywhere anymore. We have shootings in schools, churches, fast...
    RainbowsandAngels RainbowsandAngels 51-55, F Mar 31, 2009

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    Catharsis

    A word, An image A tear Moving. Crying always ‘nothing’ Always ‘ok’ ‘not that important’ the truth is it’s Everything Injustice in all its forms The stranger dies completely with the next edition Replaced by another ‘unique’ story An anomaly, a tragedy Yet it...
    emarch emarch 18-21, M Oct 17, 2013

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    Today

    Today's Headline's are as followed: Benazir Bhutto Assasinated Girl dies on Quadbike Man arrested after policeman's death Tiger escapes and kills - - - Very sad isn't it? I much prefer such headlines as: Lapland trip a success Support for Sunday trains  - All part...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2007

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    Today I Did.

    I read of the alleged rape of a 8 year old girl today in my city. I also seen images of the alleged attacker. but they are not seen anymore at the news site that I go to so you can see for yourselves. I didn't see a inherently evil person or a crazy maniac. I seen a...
    SirPhoenix SirPhoenix 41-45, M 4 Responses Feb 19, 2010

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    Happy News - For Once

    Usually the news is full of rubbish and devastation, but this little gem came to my attention: A nurse from Wombourne, Staffordshire saved her pet kitten's life by giving it the kiss of life. Mandy (33) found her six-month old kitten, appropriately named "Lucky"...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Dec 29, 2007

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    More Bombings

    Yet again, I hear news of bombings, this time in Algiers: There were two near simultaneous bombings in Algiers which occurred on 11 December 2007 when two car bombs exploded 10 minutes apart starting at around 9:30 a.m. local time, in the Algerian capital Algiers. The...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2007

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    This Just In

    It's gotten so that I very seldom read the paper because I know I'm gonna read something I'd be better off not knowing about, even if it's something as simple as an ad for a lost pet. I can get depressed all day just from reading something like that, and I can't get it off my...
    timmerb timmerb 51-55, M Nov 29, 2007

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    The Pain Never Ends.

    I did it again today, at work, in fact. I'm glad no one was in the break room with me when i opened up the paper to read about a 12 year old girl who was struck and killed by a car , while riding her bike with her brother and sister, 'cause she was'nt watching for traffic and...
    timmerb timmerb 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 27, 2010

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    Man Kills Son Over Tv

    A male resident of Chelyabinsk, a city in Russia’s Ural region, brutally murdered a three-year-old boy, who did not let him watch TV. The enraged man stabbed the child about 30 times. Case papers on the brutal murder of the child have already been sent to the Chelyabinsk...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 22, 2008

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    *Wails*

    There's so much pain, so much deaths and things that shouldn't happen, ever. It makes me well up and just want to cry. Why is there so much pain????
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2007

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    A Ray of Sunshine....

    I usually watch the news every morning when I get up so that I can find out what has been going on in the world while I was asleep.  Most of the time it is filled with sadness.  However, on a few occassions there are stories that inspire me and bring me a little glimmer...
    RainbowsandAngels RainbowsandAngels 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    Readership of newspapers has changed over the past 20 years, mainly due to digital editions, but I still enjoy holding a product in my hands that I can write on, rip articles out...
    mikesp mikesp 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 26

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    So lately I have been very... Empty. Yeah I guess I can say that, it's been getting worse. I started crying today, just suddenly, I felt so incredibly lost. I can't be in my room...
    LoneFox29 LoneFox29 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I worry too much. My brain can't stop thinking... I'm stressed I need new accommodation I stay at some woman's house but there's just too many things wrong with it.., my room is...
    NamzyZizi NamzyZizi 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    Just don't panic someone is here
    shaunahall shaunahall 41-45, F May 4

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    Or shake my boobs, hard This time mo flashes in my face NO FLASEH
    shaunahall shaunahall 41-45, F 1 Response May 4

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    It is hard to live alone. Although affection was sporadic in my marriage, I still miss the occasional snuggle, hand holding, and just having someone there. It is hard to be alone...
    justmerae1 justmerae1 46-50, F 6 Responses May 5

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    My step dad is an *******.He cut my arm because I didn't make the lunch right then he got the ******* that raped me mark and now his here mark is scarying me he has a scary smirk...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 1 Response May 10

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    Today's is one of those days. Tearing up in my office. Tearing up in the car. So emotional today.
    LadyMocha LadyMocha 41-45, F 2 Responses May 13

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    Someone asked me once if I ever considered suicide. If my memory is correct I think I immediately said no. I said if be more likely to lose it and kill someone else before I'd kill...
    Halestone Halestone 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I hide when I cry. When I was a kid my mom would yell at me for it, my stepdad (take your pick, there were several) would ridicule me for it. "I'll give you something to cry about...
    CMBd625 CMBd625 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm always crying, and I'm quite proud that no one knows. It hurts to be me every moment of each day. I have always disliked myself, but in the back of my mind I assumed it would...
    chasingwaterfalls chasingwaterfalls 31-35, F 4 Responses May 9

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    Everyday I smile and laugh a lot.i have been crying in the inside and cry when know ones looking.i want someone to talk too but I don't trust because I'm afraid they won't...
    GamerJock GamerJock 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I cry whenever I share on ep now. It doesn't help, lessen the intensity of the pain, or feel better after I let it out. Instead, not only does my heart hurt so much, my eyes hurt...
    MissNexp MissNexp 26-30, F 2 Responses May 1

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    I wish I could do over life & be one of those people who can brush things off and not care about things people do. I must have a default somewhere. 5+ years out of high school and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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    OMFG! So I have this friend(Let's call her Alison) who's sooo frustrating! I really care for her,I really do BUT SHE KEEPS LIKE-! UGH! So basically she gets mad whenever I "don't...
    potatogirlz potatogirlz 13-15, F 1 Response May 2

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    DC Mansion Murder really took me by surprise. I just chanced upon that piece of news while I was channel surfing and I happened to land on CNN's Nancy Grace. At first I thought a...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    I remember when I was taking my ACT in my senior year, we were to read several passages and answer the multiple choice questions at the end. I did not like reading passages...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    I often wonder what if my parents would have never moved from the place that I was born. Would I have graduated high school, went to the local university, got a degree, got married...
    capehope3 capehope3 41-45 1 Response 3 days ago

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    This is for Bill O'Reilly, Bo Dietl, Roger Ailes, and every bloviating white bastard on cable news standing tall and demonizing Freddie Gray and the Baltimore protesters as black...
    peza peza 51-55, M 13 Responses May 1

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    I’m so tired of crying over someone who is wiping away someone else’s tears.
    RedHwaiting RedHwaiting 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    "Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." I'm reading Wuthering Heights for the hundredth time. It's my go-to when nothing better is out yet, and I am caught up...
    BGethrogan BGethrogan 31-35, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    My pregnant sister is about to move back to her polygomas fling with a bipolar woman and in my opinion a malevolent childish no good man. They're both double my sister's age. They...
    Nickbailes Nickbailes 16-17, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    There is a news story I am reading on Yahoo, very controversial. A woman is suing her ex-employer's company for firing her for removing a tracking device they install on the...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F May 13

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    There was once a place that was peaceful in the world. now it is gone... Our story begins with a naive little girl. Small for her age, and a bit dry and quick witted. Standing...
    Missing22Aquarius Missing22Aquarius 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It is all over the news today. Download music from you and the Internet will be sued, fined, and/or go to jail. The truth is not blame audio packages, accomplished precisely, are...
    Th0thMusic Th0thMusic 22-25, M May 5

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    I just read and watched the most adorable story and video on Yahoo News where a woman newly engaged kept trying to be oblivious while trying to show her mom she was engaged. It is...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F May 6

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    I love my niece dearly and of course I love my sister, but I need to move out. Soon. Preferably before this lease is up. My sister's fiance has been here for months now. My...
    RocaAzul RocaAzul 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    My son was about 6 or 7 when I started his sex education. It was always age appropriate and never too much detail but I figured the less embarrassed I could get him the healthier...
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 3 hrs ago

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    i just finish reading a horror book and a play. I'll read pretty much anything just looking for recommendations
    Anastie Anastie 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    A great escape. With each turn of the page your mind is transported. A damsel in distress, a fiery bar wench, you can be whomever your heart desires. You can read of far away...
    KuriosityKills KuriosityKills 31-35, F 1 Response