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I Want to Cry But Can't

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 205 People

    They say it's the ultimate release of sorts.

    I read on a website about healing that in order to do so you must first learn about crying and releasing the pain. There I was last night, in a pretty rough state, sharing things I don't think I've told many people about and actually feeling safe. She held me so tight and...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F Dec 19, 2014

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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 1 Response Jan 26, 2013

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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, 2014

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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 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 3 Responses Aug 19, 2013

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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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    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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    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 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 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 5 Responses Apr 23, 2011

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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 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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