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I Want to Cry But Can't

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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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    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 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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'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...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Every day i do the same stupid ****. Cutting of burning myself because its a release. Then i get angry at myself for cutting and then cut more to release that anger. Im stupid...
    RazorToMySkin RazorToMySkin 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    Lying here eyes fluttering and hanging on to the way last week played, feeling sad still and desperately wanting to let go... In this moment Heart filling full of how many tears I...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Rough day. Exhausted. But can't sleep. Going to feel a long night.
    Visium13 Visium13 26-30, M Aug 28

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    Long day tomorrow but can't sleep. I've been tired all day,but now that I'm actually in bed,i can't sleep.
    Kierstyne Kierstyne 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 28

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    So the title to your story is telling. I can say writing this is an outlet for me as I have found myself involved in a situation that is progressing into more than I thought. It...
    almondeyes14 almondeyes14 36-40, F 11 hrs ago

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    I can't commit suicide the balance will split to some people I am their only hope (my siblings and dad and some ep friend) I can't risk it will get depressed maybe commit suicide...
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I can't believe it's now a full year I haven't seen you. Heard your voice held your hand as we would walk along the Atlantic City boardwalk. Look into your deep brown eyes and see...
    Beanbella Beanbella 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    Before I could want and want to feel something and I couldn't. I could feel emotion building up inside of me but I just couldn't cry. I couldn't get angry. Now, For the past week I...
    lookingtovent lookingtovent 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I don't know what people do in circumstances where they have to decide an important decision in life. I for one is thinking of moving out from this city to another city. For what...
    maryjaneb maryjaneb 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    I just feel empty inside, yet I just have the strong urge to cry but I really can't. If I could, I would let it all out...
    MellowCube MellowCube 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Whenever I try to share/think about sharing things that are very personal to me with others (this can be anyone my mother, a friend) I feel like I am going to cry. Usually I just...
    modinski modinski 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I can't sleep or hardly even eat I keep crying myself to sleep the abuse started when I was 14 with guys I went to school with they would hold me down and touch me sometimes they...
    Kitten2514 Kitten2514 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    I'm just dying inside I have started a new job and i fell in love with my boss he is so cute and his smile is contagious since the first day I met him I can't stop thinking about...
    lostinthisword lostinthisword 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 13

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    It's been two months and counting and I still can't get this girl out of my head. If crying would do it..I would cry, but I can't bring myself to do that. I'm almost desperate to...
    Markjerome Markjerome 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 13

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    Your hair, your face, your beautiful eyes...I want to tell you how strikingly beautiful you are every day, but I can't. Because you have someone in your life already, even though...
    HopelessRomantic6 HopelessRomantic6 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I can't believe after all this time I have to go back to work. I took some time off (maternal leave) and some extra time off after that for "dealing with personal matters" (i.e. I...
    PersonInCrisis PersonInCrisis 31-35, F Aug 23

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    I can't believe after all this time I have to go back to work. I took some time off (maternal leave) and some extra time off after that for "dealing with personal matters" (i.e. I...
    PersonInCrisis PersonInCrisis 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    Not that it's new. I gave myself insomnia while a freshman in college, a short yet oh so long year ago. This summer of 2014 went by too fast. I floated along on Cloud 9 thinking...
    SarabearPark SarabearPark 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I was having an affair with a married man for a couple of weeks. I ended it because he thinks he's so much better than me saying **** like I'm busier than you, this isn't love so...
    86reality 86reality 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 12

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    I miss you so much most nights I can't breathe. The weirdest things make me cry. A song. A T-shirt. I see a face in a crowd and for a second it's yours before morphing into a...
    crookedteethteen crookedteethteen 13-15, F a week ago

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    I can't do anything anymore. My dad treats me like I'm in some kind of contest. He always try's to prove to people that I'm better that what they think. I just want to live my life...
    Nannax978 Nannax978 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I can't stop thinking about how all of my friends recently unfriended me...I can't get over it. They just all stopped being my friends and they can't give me a reason. I feel alone...
    Harrehsbabe Harrehsbabe 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    I never had a best friend until high school but, my best friend had a terrible family life, was abused and has anorexic but the one thing she does have is an amazing social life. I...
    shadowdancer47 shadowdancer47 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 22

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    So, recently I met up with a close friend of 6-7 years, and it just feels really awkward between us. It has been 1-2 years since we really talked much. We went to separate schools...
    Impuritiii Impuritiii 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I can't get a text from my mom without feeling pissed off! All she ever does is complain to me! Or make me feel worse about my money problems. Or going back to school. And now it's...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    I'm stupid, senseless, stupid and brainless...useless and stupid..so stupid..can't help it anymore..poor of my parents isn't enough for them to deal with everything to add an...
    Cassy77 Cassy77 22-25 1 Response Sep 7

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    🍌 You're on my mind from my first waking moment to my last at night before I fall asleep with the biggest smile on my face. The impact you've had on me over the last few days...
    Iamwhatyousee Iamwhatyousee 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I can't stop thinking about u I don't want to hurt u I'm scared and crying a lot I'm just broken inside u see
    butterflypink butterflypink 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I can't stand my ******* family. They are the reason why I want to kill myself.
    BloodRedDarkness BloodRedDarkness 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 8

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    I grew up without a father and yet I was never really one of those kids that questioned why. When I was seven, my mother met my step father. At first he floated into our lives and...
    Ditzstressed Ditzstressed 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I can't sleep and I can't stop thinking! All my thoughts are racing and it's preventing me from falling asleep! I can't do anything about it and I don't understand why I am all of...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 8 Responses Sep 13

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    Sometimes I just wish I was dead. I think I honestly hate my boyfriend, I can't trust him and he's extremely bossy and stubborn. But I'm stuck because we live together. I literally...
    Jennnnla Jennnnla 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 12

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    My best friend leaves for boot camp next Sunday and I don't know what I'm going to do without him, he was the type of friend that was like a father to me because my dad has been a...
    drs0307 drs0307 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    When I joined this group, I didn't mean it's okay for someone to just approach me saying "hey, you know you can tell me anything." No. That's not how it works. You can't just...
    metaphornographic metaphornographic 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 22