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I Sometimes Wake Up Crying

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    Occasionally I wake up crying from my dreams. A recent one was of my grandma. She passed away in December 2011. She raised me from the time I was born, and was my rock. I love it when I dream about my grandma, but it also makes me very sad. The latest dream was kinda weird...
    undignified undignified 26-30, F Feb 9, 2013

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    Dreaming

    In my sleeping mind I see you there.  Sitting next to me the way we used to do, the way we used to be, but you are doing nothing. A statue in my dreams, not speaking, not moving. The night before we were going camping. You hate camping, but we were going because we had...
    theredlady theredlady 41-45, F Nov 7, 2009

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    Ah, there's nothing quite like waking up to the

    muffled sounds of your own sobbing... I sometimes wake up crying, though it happens less frequently of late. It is not every night my mind can conjure up something capable of putting me to tears. But it does happen from time to time. I always feel so pathetic when this happens...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Well I only did it once.

    Last night. I don't remember my dream but when I woke up heavy tears were falling on my face. I looked it up with the help of my friend and it's a good thing. that I'm dealing with my grief but I'm not sure what grief I have.
    melygoround melygoround 16-17, F Jan 21

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    Nunamiut33 Nunamiut33 16-17, F Mar 6

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    I Caint Help It.

    Some times I still dream of my baby girl..even though I know she's gone, I caint help it. Some nights I wake up thinking she's in my room again, wanting me to sing her a lullaby because she had a nightmare. Then reality sets in. I relize my baby's dead. And she isint combing back...
    TheMourningMother TheMourningMother 26-30, F 1 Response May 17, 2013

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    Its Weird

    I have woke up crying or trying to scream and I wake myself up... I have woken from chest pain and heart palpitations also I had a nightmere once in 1994 or 95 and I woke so upset I was crying and had a terrible headache  I had had a dream about standing out on a lake jetty near...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Oct 6, 2011

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    I Usually Wake Up Crying

    I usually wake up crying because I can be very sensitive some times and I think about my passed away loved ones who most died when I was about 3 yrs old but I remember them as if they were sill alive today I have a realy good memery of my child hood from 1-5 yrs old but from 6-8...
    bcflopsy bcflopsy 13-15 Apr 6, 2011

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    I feel so overwhelmed.

    I feel guilty about feeling this way.
    moononyx moononyx 31-35, F Feb 26

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    I Didn't

    I didn't wake up crying this morning, but I did wake up with a sadness in my heart. I don't know how to explain it except to say that  I felt as though something was missing. I looked at the empty spot in my bed next to me and knew that was it. The problem with that is, it...
    theredlady theredlady 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 3, 2010

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    I Never Remember Why

    I wake up sometimes, crying. I don't know why. I can't remember what I've been dreaming most of the time. All I know is that I wake up with a horrible pain in my heart and tears streaming down my face. I wish I knew what it was. I know some know about my loss, but I have done...
    theredlady theredlady 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 8, 2009

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    Many Time I Am Dreaming Of My Wife

    and i wake to holding a pillow thinking it is her and go to kiss her and it hits home again she was killed at age 19 and i never got to tell her that last tme i loved her and how much
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Dec 21, 2011

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    Nunamiut33 Nunamiut33 16-17, F Aug 13

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    Not So Much Anymore.

    But, after my dad died I would have many dreams where in the dream it was my mother that killed my dad and his ghost was trapped somewhere, and a bunch of other really weird stuff and I would cry so hard in the dream I would wake up and find that I was crying for real.
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat 41-45, F Aug 30, 2012

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    I don't know why but its not a joke I wake myself up nearly every night - is that normal?
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    If only I could, when I feel like I'm about to cry all I can do is sit there even if I know that crying will help I can't. I can't cry, and it seriously sucks sometimes
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    I feel like an outsider everywhere I go. It's like I'm trapped inside a bubble when I'm at work and school an I want so badly to come out of it and be myself because I'm just like...
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    Someone explain please???? So I went to kiss her (not the first time we've kissed) and she cried and told me that I'm intimidating and beautiful and that she doesn't wanna "do it...
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    Sometimes, tears don't make you feel better but remind you that something's wrong.
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    Depression. Wake up, eat something if you can bear it, go back to bed and wait for the day to end. Repeat. Until you pluck up enough courage to finish the bottle of sleeping pills...
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    It seems to be becoming a habit that my closest friends end up becoming distant... I don't make many friends. I mean I have a reasonable amount of "aquaintances" with whom I can...
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    Right now there is too damn much going on in my life. I can't take one more thing going wrong. And I know I sound like a broken record because I hit the same wall over and over. I...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 13 hrs ago

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    What the hell is wrong with me? Why am I still crying for someone who obviously didn't want me? I have a hard time moving on and never deal well with these things. At the same...
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    Bquiet Bquiet 16-17, F Nov 5

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    From the stupid boy I've gotten to know To the broken boy I've got to feel Dear, I've fallen in love with you I cry for the stupidest things when it comes to thoughts of you. Why...
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    Everything is breaking down and all you wanna do is cry. I feel like crying about hiw everything is going on right now. I'm on the edge of breaking but the tears don't come. There...
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    I tried to kill myself this morning... Downed some sleeping pills... It didn't work and I can't stop crying because I'm such a wreck! I want things to get better? But I can't see...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I feel so much better after crying, I almost feel… numb? I just feel so much better and that I don't even know what I was crying about in the first place… o.o
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    No joke! I go to bed smiling and I wake up smiling ;) Rise and Shine !!!
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    I really do. I close my eyes at night and fantasize that there would be no homeless, no war, no poverty or any of the other nasty things of life. But then I wake up and have to...
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    SwanNual SwanNual 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 24

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