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I Want to Cry But Can't

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    Just Another Day..

    I came across an old picture today.It was your first Halloween. You in your little Devil's costume with a big, sly smile; Mommy and Daddy beaming proudly in the background. I remember that day like it was yesterday. The cold, crisp air. Everything then was so definite. So...
    FallenShiny FallenShiny 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 1, 2013

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    I Think I Have Just Gone Numb...

    I am 25 and my life is a joke. I am single, have no friends left, still live at home and have no social life. I feel so angry and frustrated with myself and deserve to be punished. I want to cry but what would be the point? There is no one here who will understand or who will...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 23, 2011

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    A girl in my school killed herself last night.

    She only was a sophomore. I've talked to her a few times but never thought of anything. I don't know what to think anymore.
    december789 december789 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    All Out Of Tears

    I guess it is possible to run out of tears as I have somehow.. Don't know how.. All I do at night when I am alone is cry and cry.. I finally fall asleep atleast sometimes not often but occasionally I fall asleep
    kthimm12 kthimm12 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19, 2011

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    Harsh Reality About Boys!

    I am sure, I am not the only boy with this nature! we boys have to control our feelings and not cry because we are supposed to be stronger and crying is a sign of weakness.
    djk007 djk007 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 19, 2013

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    Lithium

    I am Bipolar. I have taken many drugs as these things go, just to find my right chemical cocktail. I finally settled with Lithium. It seems to stabilize me and the only side effects are weight gain and the ability to NOT feel. I can't cry. I have had very sad and bad things...
    JustcallmeCurly JustcallmeCurly 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2012

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    I Keep Books and Videos Around For This...

    I have an entire TV series of a hard drive just to cry to. I have reason to cry in my life, but it's so hard to wrap my head around it, I can't. I read the end of 'Where The Red Fern Grows" multiple times just to cry. I'm probably going to watch 'Air' later this week...
    Geza Geza 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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    I'M So Lonely...

    I'm so lonely Lord, why have you put this curse on me. I get good grades, I have good looks, I try to do my best. But, Why Lord, Why, have you put this love-sadness / loneliness curse on pore 17year old me.. I know I have all my life to find the perfect girl. But because you gave...
    Feb 1, 2013

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    I Legitly Can't.

    It's like I physically can't anymore. I don't know, last month I cried so much I think I might be all out of tears for a long time. Whenever I feel sad and like I'm going to cry, the tears just don't come out. But I still start shaking and have that awful feeling of heartache In...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 23, 2011

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    I Need To Cry

    im 21 and i have a 4 month old daughter that her father refuses to help with and when he does he complains and i try to be everything he wants me to be and in doing so ive lost track of who i am as a woman i just feel like ending it all to avoid the hurt of everything i want to...
    singlemama21 singlemama21 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 19, 2013

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    Too Strong

    I have always been the strong one in my group of friends. I have a hard time being emotionally vulnerable because I was emotionally neglected as a child. I want to cry, but I refuse to let anyone see me cry. If they saw me cry, I would be vulnerable, I wouldn't be that strong...
    nooneandeveryone nooneandeveryone 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 8, 2011

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    I Restrain Myself For Fear of Drowning

    If I cried as much as I wanted to, I would get nothing done. If I allow myself to succumb to the horrible lurking nasty thoughts and fears at the back of head-  let my guard down for just one minute I'd cry and cry and never stop. I'm naturally a very weepy person and I...
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F Aug 17, 2009

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    I Want To Cry...

    Dear readers, My name is Robert, I am 19. For a while now, since about when I was 15. I first learned to feel, learned to appreciate and learned to value. Through the transformation period of my life, I think I have experienced many things. Although, they are not as critical as...
    RobertDeLoneWolf RobertDeLoneWolf 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 14, 2013

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    Not Worth The Clean-up

    I would like to cry. My eyes bleed when I cry though. So, not really worth it.
    JosieMuffin JosieMuffin 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 28, 2012

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    I Toughen Myself Up Sometimes.

    I don't like to cry. But sometimes I feel the need to cry. To release that hurtful emotional pain inside me. But once I start crying, I feel better. Lately I've been "burying" my problems in my yard and keeping my problems to myself and deal with it on my own. For two and a...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T Jan 26, 2013

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    I am in love with my boss and she doesn't know it. She knows that I like her, due to the flowers and cards that I bought her, but I later found out that she had a boyfriend. I feel...
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    I remember laughing at the girls in school. Crying and moping over ex-boyfriends, crushes, hot substitute teachers. I thought they were stupid. Why waste your tears on someone who...
    GhostBride GhostBride 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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    I love to dance but can't. I tried once, 6 to 7 years back but one of this friend of mine made fun of me and I lost the confidence. Now I can't dance and I want to because that is...
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    There's this girl, I met her 3 years ago, she entered my class, and finally entered my mind through my heart, I know, I know, it's too cheesy, but it's the truth. After all those...
    UnknownGuyAround UnknownGuyAround 13-15, M Oct 3

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    You can lead a horse to water but can't make it drink.. You can lead some1 2 knowledge but can't make them learn etc.. etc...
    Rapunzel3 Rapunzel3 46-50, F Oct 10

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    I'm exhausted, but can't sleep. This makes 5 sleepless nights in a row. :(
    sheghost sheghost 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    We all know that sometimes our words online and in texts can be misconstrued by the reader, but sometimes the reader should know us well enough to know what our intentions are...
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    I'm naturally a person who doesn't cry easily, but is it normal that I suddenly can't cry anymore? I just can't, everytime I watch a sad dramatical movie because of which everyone...
    InternationGal InternationGal 18-21, F Oct 19

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    I miss him so much. I know I shouldn't but I do. I shouldn't care at all. It's hard here without him in the place that used to be ours. I pull into the parking lot and his...
    Mandaryn Mandaryn 26-30, F 7 Responses Oct 8

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    'Just came back!...There's a drizzle outside. This came out from the iPhone while running: ('Can't Cry Hard Enough) I'm gonna live my life, Like every day's the last Without a...
    samemay54 samemay54 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 21

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    Hello people from EP! Well, I don't know were to start. My parents are getting divorce and I just don't know how to deal with it. I feel like I'm falling apart and this is all too...
    Daris21 Daris21 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I really want to cry right now, to let everything out. But I don't know why, tears don't come out. I want to cry so bad and idk why I can't..
    dukealone dukealone 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 30

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    It's like I can't cry anymore, I used to cry over the littlest things but now it seems like the things I should cry over I can't. People say I'm heartless but I'm really not.
    BrokenBeyondRecognition BrokenBeyondRecognition 13-15, F Oct 5

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    Some days I can't even handle people. I'm so glad they can't read what I'm thinking. so many people would hate me. Oh Well.
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I am so upset all the time :( I cry almost everyday all over a dumb boy. I was in love with him and I still am :( I guess I just can't let go. I'm only 14 and he was the only guy I...
    mayks3 mayks3 13-15, F Oct 2

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    I wanna cry right now but I can't.. I wanna scream at myself infront of the mirror but I can't see tears rolling down my cheeks.. Damn.. I can't cry.. I'm so upset yet I'm here...
    PureLies PureLies 13-15, F Oct 14

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    I will never let anyone walk all over my friends but I normally end up apologising for anything said when I'm at the height of anger. I can't be mean. It makes me feel so guilty, I...
    sfairy27 sfairy27 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I want to cry about my life becaus I know it relieves some of the pain but I can't... That's even sadder than my life is...
    gomega98 gomega98 16-17, M Oct 7

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    I know I could release all of my emotion s in an outburst of tears but I can't do it. Even some movies make me sad and a tear will role but that's it. I feel the tight throat, the...
    smartini smartini 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 19

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    Those images in my head I can't get it out of my head, why do people have to be in so much pain and misery? I don't ever want anyone to go through that why can't I stop crying? My...
    SwanNual SwanNual 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Me and my boyfriend of 9 years have been living with my boyfriends parents because of the economy and the fact that he has helped his family financially in the past, bringing down...
    Anonymous8712 Anonymous8712 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Starkid's eight musical ANI is finally coming to YouTube tomorrow! I can't wait it's going to be totally awesome just like the rest of their shows!
    Jred4ever Jred4ever 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    please help :( . I can't help but cry and regret the actions that I have made in the past. How can I move on?
    neuroticgal neuroticgal 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 30

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    I wouldn't consider this "home". I often feel like saying I want to go home when I'm technically already here. I live in Washington with my grandparents but I long for the day when...
    Unicorn1039 Unicorn1039 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I would like to share my experience. Perhaps doing so will be therapeutic. Perhaps someone will comment with something helpful. If you want to be a troll and say evil things, go...
    JamesB14 JamesB14 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I only ever get one word answers.. And the past few weeks I watch you send paragraphs to others... Makes me feel like you don't want to talk to me... Not only that, but nothing...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    I'm absolutely in love with somebody I met over my 2 month vacation. I went home after 8 years to a different country, and I met someone who I fell in love with instantly. He was...
    lifechangesallofus lifechangesallofus 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 18

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    I did my first pumpkin carving today with my girlfriend and her siblings! It was amazing! So much fun!! And still I come home.. Take my shoes and jacket off, sit down.. And still...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sometimes in my physiotherapy I want to cry, because I can't do simple things... I'm giving my best, but it isn't enough... I feel so weak physically and mentally...
    lottiemendler lottiemendler 16-17, F 19 hrs ago

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    I feel so worthless.... I can't sleep at night which means I have to work later in the day... Working later in the day means I'm not off until late.... By that point my girlfriend...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M Oct 2

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    Basically I seem to be a caring and strong person. Actually I am very emotional,easily hurt and very self-centered. If you say something that gets under my skin, I will just keep...
    ladymerylin ladymerylin 18-21, F