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I Want to Cry But I Can't

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    Soul Left My Body

    I feel as if my soul left me and i'm merely a body with a brain...wandering lost and i want to cry...but i don't know how...i can't...seemingly i don't feel like tears or feelings exist just empy.
    BananaRevolution BananaRevolution 26-30, F 5 Responses May 31, 2009

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    A Dear Little Fella

    Hi there, my story is one of many, but this one hurts the most.  We own horses but only had limited land. My husband and I agonized over re homing  two of the three ponies. This morning The new owner turned up with his wife. Straight away we all connected and I knew they just...
    Doodybirdie Doodybirdie 46-50 Jan 5, 2012

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    No More Tears Left

    I use to cry on whim quite easily. Lately I feel that I need to cry, I want to cry, I ache to cry, but the tears won't come. I don't know why. When I say I ache to cry, I mean I can feel it when my heart feels heavy, when my throat tightens, when my eyes sting. The water never...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 26, 2011

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    I hate it when i feel like crying

    because i never actually can.. I just want to cry it all out.. Even though it never actually makes me feel better.. I used to cry myself to sleep every night but now i cant cry at all im just kind of numb.
    uhhidk uhhidk 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    I haven't cried in almost a decade.

    Over these seven or eight years I've lost dear friends, lost my mother and father, had my heart broken several times, been in many therapy sessions, written many pages in my journal, and live everyday pushing against depression. I have plenty of reasons to have a good cry but I...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Crying

    usually, I cry easily. when my mom shouts at me and I know she is right, when my dad say something bad about my behavior, when I watch a sad movie, when im frustrated about something and so on... but there are times, like tonight, that I feel so miserable, so sad, and I dont...
    kakinaki kakinaki 13-15 1 Response Dec 3, 2011

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    Feel Like I Should

    Everyone in my family is crying or has cried recently due to a recent loss in the family. I feel so sad and regretful, but just never cry. I used to years ago, but no longer do. I don't know if it's just me or something else. I am told that everyone feels their own way, but the...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Jan 27, 2013

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    I Want To Rid Myself Of This Stress

    Studies show that when you cry, you are releasing stress chemicals (cortisol) from your body, hence, lowering your stress level. I have needed a good cry for years, and yet I can't seem to do it. I feel like I have become somewhat jaded and numb from the heartache I have...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Jan 12, 2012

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    I Just Can't Live Without Tears

    Every night i wonder why i can't just cry and let it all out ,is there's something wrong with me ,i just want to cry myself to sleep every night
    AYearWithoutRain AYearWithoutRain 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 13, 2010

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    I Could Use a Really Good Cry

      A good cry would really help me feel better sometimes.  I always feel better after.  It is like the floodgates open and all negativity gets washed away from me.  Especially now, since I am under an unbelievable amount of stress.  It is going to end up...
    haydenrules haydenrules 31-35, F Jan 30, 2009

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    I Need To Cry

    I would really like to be able to cry, to let some things out that I have been holding in for quite some time; however, I always hear my father’s voice in the back of my mind, “suck it up”, “what a baby”, and my personal favorite him getting in my face laughing and...
    yamihirugashi yamihirugashi 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2010

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    Stuck

    Life has its expectations, and at least in the culture in which I grew up, "men don;t cry." Ever. It is not an idea or suggestion, it is the way it is. "Men" also don't do a lot of things that I do, or wish I could do. But one can only be beaten down so long before breaking...
    MstuckF MstuckF 31-35, T 1 Response Feb 26, 2013

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    These days, I feel really sad,

    but the thing is that, I CANT CRY , I tried , i just can't. It's a horrible feeling because you always feel bad and sad without knowing why and you cant release all this pain wih the tears.
    noranus noranus 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    Seems I Ran Out of Tears

    I know the feeling well. Many times I wished to cry and no tear would flow. Grief devoured the heart one bite after the other, and none could ease. What made me lose the bless of shedding tears I still wonder. How ironic, this loss makes me wish to cry.
    Himmelmann Himmelmann 22-25, M 1 Response May 31, 2009

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    So Frustrating

    I want nothing more than to cry, but my body won't let me. I feel like I am about to start crying and one or two tears start to well up in my eyes, but then it stops, but the pain is still there. I feel like screaming everytime it happens. I used to be able to cry all the time...
    ThistleWeed ThistleWeed 18-21, F 2 Responses May 30, 2009

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    I Want To Cry My Eyes Out And Open My Heart Again

    I'm trying to figure out what to do with a problem I've had for 13-14 years now. A few doctors have said its a mild form of PTSD, some have said general anxiety disorder, but none have helped me. I'm not sure what it is, but so far therapy hasn't helped and meds have only...
    wantingToFeelLove wantingToFeelLove 26-30 2 Responses Jun 5, 2012

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    Can't Cry

    Have you ever had that feeling where you really really want to cry but for some damn reason you just can't?... So feeling like that tonight... :(
    aloneinsidehappyoutside aloneinsidehappyoutside 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 12, 2013

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    Cried Enough

    my whole life is hell. i used to cry all the time, it was like a daily routine for me. i was so alone and hated, i would cry myself to sleep, i would cry in the corner when no one was looking. dont get me wrong i cry every now and then but i am at the brink where i have cried all...
    highlandwolf highlandwolf 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2012

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    Not In Front Of Her Or Anyone

    Payton.. She's my sister. I wish she was. I love her more than anything in the world!! And with all that's happening .. I want to cry.. So bad.. But not in front or her i can't make her scared. When u ask me if I'm OK Danni I'm usually not I just hide it.. And will all this...
    GuardianAngel9400 GuardianAngel9400 13-15, F Dec 10, 2012

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    I Haven't Let Go Of The Past... I Can't Cry And I Want To But It Just Won't Flow.

    After my heart was broken... I found that I can't cry. My girlfriend of 5 years cheated on me and humiliated me and I became numb. I was hating the job I was in and people just don't seem to want to understand what I have gone through. They just tell me to suck it and move on. I...
    PandaDragon8T8 PandaDragon8T8 22-25 1 Response Mar 5, 2012

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    I'm one of five kids,

    I'm the oldest and such a disappointment to my parents an my family.. Well so they say. I don't have any qualifications but I have had 4 jobs.. I'm looking for a job now with good money and I have a few interviews which is good. Yet I still feel like I have to please my parents...
    gracestears gracestears 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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    Hmmmmm this is strange lol I have mood swings

    so it's not that bad but here I've been though a lot in my life so much I don't want to write but now I can't cry I can spill tears but I can't bring myself to cry and let it out, even when it's joy I can only shed tears and that's all I can do any advice is this unhealthy?
    ZE13 ZE13 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    Buried Tears

    I can't cry in front of others. I can only cry when completely alone, which doesn't happen very often. I bottle it up and instead of crying I get angry.. I don't want to be an angry person, but I have problems that get overlooked because I cannot express my emotions physically. I...
    Obsequity Obsequity 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2013

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    Stop Crying

    I dont know the last time I cried. Even if I feel that I need to. I dont. I stop myself. I lock everything within me. I know that it is making my pain torturous by not letting go but i cant. No one can see me cry. I cant either see myself cry.
    sufferingmypaininsilence sufferingmypaininsilence 18-21, F Jan 12, 2012

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    Tears...

    I feel the tears starting to come, but they are held back. They stop as if to say, "why should I bother to fall when no one will notice or care."  They make it into my eyes yet retreat as if being called back into submission by a force greater than themselves.  I long to let...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 18, 2011

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    I Don't Want To Look Weak In Front Of People That I Love.

    No matter how lonely and bad I feel I never show my family members or close friends my tears. I am even ashamed of it. So I kinda pretend that I am strong and cool. They think that I never cry lol. But I really don't want them look at me when I am down. I am scared to look like a...
    AmberDD AmberDD 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 11, 2013

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    ...

    I sob, and shake and do everything else, but tears rarely come. sometimes i just want to cry and let everything out and i cant. and that just upsets me more. i cry all the time just without any tears, if that makes any sense.   right now so much **** has happened...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F Oct 29, 2008

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    Frustrating.

    I have a lot of emotions built up in my mind, and in my heart, and I can feel my eyes stinging, and I want more than anything to just break down and cry. But I can't. Whenever I feel my eyes start stinging I automatically stop them. I can't cry. I suppose it probably has to do...
    BananaBat BananaBat 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 26, 2012

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    Nothing Left

    I don't have any tears left! I used to cry myself to sleep every single night. Now? I just lay silent and numb. I feel like all I need to do is just cry, and I would be so much better! But I swear, EVERY TIME I do get some tears out it's interrupted by something or someone and I...
    SupportTheDragonflies SupportTheDragonflies 13-15 Jun 12, 2012

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    He Went Down, Waay Down.

    He went down, waay down. It makes me want to cry. The way he's so talented but wont give up the bud and booze for a great future. I still love him, but I can't. For he's killing himself and going to jail soon. Idk what to do..
    Kidd12 Kidd12 16-17, F Nov 2, 2012

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    Delayed Tears

    As a hardened man, I don't cry, I just feel numb. If it's heavy heavy impact, then I might cry very hard after absorbing the pains for a few days. This "heavy" thing had happened to me once. And for the year that followed tears would suddenly drop while I was doing something...
    Excellency Excellency 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 29, 2011

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    I Am A Melt Down Waiting To Happen

    I can't remember the last I cried. I mean yea I've shed some tears here and there for stuff, but I'm talking a full blown balling session.I know my body wants to stop trapping all these emotions inside me. From my mothers years of emotional abuse due to her alcoholism and...
    ConfusedTeenGirl ConfusedTeenGirl 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2013

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    Broken

    My girlfriend broke up with me because she said when we hung out with each other i didnt talk to her. When i did talk to her she would say whatever and end our conversation. Then we would playfully argue about us not talking. Then she said she felt like we were just friends but...
    Feb 6, 2013

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    I wish I could at least feel emotion,

    but I'm so terribly afraid to show it. I have the feeling of wanting to cry but I get so angry that I can't. I sometimes get so depressed this way that I won't move or even feel interested on attempting to move my body at all. I feel stuck, I have no one to hug or to tell them...
    Dewdlz Dewdlz 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 24

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    I Am Not Happy

    I stay here because I assume that my daughter will want this.  But how do I know if she wants Mommy and Daddy together if Mommy is not happy.  I am told that she will be able to tell that I am not happy.  Yet I stay because I guess it will be best for her.  I...
    bellasmomma bellasmomma 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 26, 2009

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    Help

    I've been married twenty yrs. My husband has been working nights six pm to eight am for almost four yrs now and works every weekend Saturday and Sunday and sometimes Friday.. I'm off every weekend. Two yrs ago I met someone but been broken off for a year. Every weekend I am so...
    ayshuwna ayshuwna 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 16, 2011

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    How come I can't cry.

    . It has been so long since I've actually cried. For some reason, it seems as if my mind won't let me create tears. It's like I feel nothing.. When everyone else is crying, they think "I don't care" because I don't cry with them. But sometimes I want to cry. I want to just let it...
    imjustemma imjustemma 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    :,(

    So sometimes ... Well a lot I really need to cry but I just can't I just get overwhelmed and either switch myself off or send myself into panic... I don't like to show others my emotion and just let everything build up inside me until its to much to bare... Does anyone else get...
    Carly1992 Carly1992 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 5, 2013

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    I Have To Be Strong

    Sometimes I just want to throw a fit and smash things until everything around me looks the way I feel. I wish I had the opportunity that someone would give me a vase and say here I hope this makes you feel better. I have this reoccurring dream that its raining really hard and...
    lilmskitty3 lilmskitty3 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 15, 2012

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    I'm All Dried Out

    ive cried loads in the past and now i cant. Its so frustrating, just like having an itch you cant reach. I end up so annoyed and then i want to cry but i cant Aargh All i ever want is to have a normal life. The sadder i get the more i want to cry. Its a truly vicious cycle. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 19, 2011

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    Hi everyone! I just..

    .need to talk to someone. I have my whole life to get off my chest. I was born into a broken family. My dad had two children from a previous marriage. My half siblings. Their mom was a didactic and our dad is an erratic as whole. When they got divorced, she took my older sister...
    lillylolz lillylolz 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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