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I Want to Cry But I Can't

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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'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 has cried, I don't cry even though I'm sad. When I think of how I miss my boyfriend or how I want to get through with...
    InternationGal InternationGal 18-21, F Oct 19, 2014

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    Im just so empty inside,

    i have hit a point of sadness beyond where i cry everyday, to not crying at all, not doing anything. Everything seems so pointless and stupid and i just stopped caring. I have stopped trying to make my life and just accepted that it ******* sucks, and stopped looking forward to...
    kezzie10 kezzie10 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2014

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    It takes a lot of courage

    for one person to stick up for someone who can't stick up for themselves. But if you choose to stand on the side line your making the wrong choice. Once you call that boy/girl a name it will repeat it self to them and they start to believe and only the people who have been there...
    EthanExperience EthanExperience 13-15, M Jun 14, 2014

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    I'm constantly overwhelmed by emotions I really

    can't understand. I guess it might be part of being a teenager. Feeling utterly lost even when I know where I am. Feeling lonely while being surrounded by people. Being scared of talking to people when all I want to do is talk to someone. Feeling chained and caged when I'm free...
    shhyoudontknowme shhyoudontknowme 16-17, F Feb 22

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    "I'll be home in no time,

    I've been gone forever I'm coming home tonight, we'll be back together. This plane gon' fly. I can't predict the weather but I'll be on the first flight home." A boy who likes me shared this song with me, and when I listened to it my heart started racing and I wanted to cry. I...
    WaitingForSuperman WaitingForSuperman 16-17, F Mar 10

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    One of the things I can't do is feel guilt

    for the wrongs or sins in my life. I want to cry but I can't which is so frustrating at times.
    Loladeedee Loladeedee 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 11

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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 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 keep getting a feeling like I'm insanely sad

    and I know I should be crying but I just can't. It makes my chest feel heavy with unshed tears (or something like that). And when I can actually get myself to cry I stop almost immediately because I start to feel stupid for crying. So uhh... yeah. It sucks. And it's happening...
    JayyPsythe JayyPsythe 13-15, M 2 Responses May 27, 2014

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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 warm eyes, but I can't actually cry anymore even though I know it would feel great. A purge. I feel trapped inside and I can't concentrate...
    smartini smartini 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 19, 2014

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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...
    ItsAllASecret ItsAllASecret 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 5, 2014

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    I'm 23 and the last time I remember

    that I cried was 2011. I have been going through a lot lately. Have been getting sick so much that I even lost my hearing and I have tinnitus and tremor on my arm, hand and leg. I feel like crying most of the times but I can't. I had neurological problems. Is it maybe the cause...
    Iitah Iitah 22-25 Mar 13

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    "In the human heart, there is a built-in

    obsolescence factor. It does not matter how powerful and influential you are, how much education you have, how self-controlled or holy you consider yourself; your heart, if you do not guard it, will break down." ~ K. P. Yohannan, Living in the Light of Eternity
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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    this can be an wonderfull emotional feeling.

    .. cuts u from your inner heart . huh this is that pain which i want to feel but this harms me a lot ... :'( i want to cry but donot expose it to others coz this is just a topic of 2or3 mints just as they enjoy ... but this intension cant be feel by them ... I seriosly want...
    Desier Desier 16-17, M Nov 24, 2014

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    The walls crumble piece by piece.

    I try to hold on to my humanity of being a good person.
    trickser trickser 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2014

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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 3 Responses Jan 18, 2014

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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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    kellylopez kellylopez 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2014

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    Are You Angry Too

    The American people are angry. They are angry that the middle class is collapsing because of the Wall Street-caused recession, they are angry that unemployment is sky high, that 50 million people lack health insurance, and that working families can't afford college for their kids...
    lafsnack lafsnack 51-55, M Jul 5, 2012

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    Want to cry so much ,

    ,, i feel very deep hurt inside me i just can't tell anyone or complain to any person ,, cause i'm sure they won't understand me
    RamyMB RamyMB 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 30, 2014

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    LAsuperstar LAsuperstar 70+, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    I'm just dying inside right now,

    lol Pure **** Everything is Pure ****
    callmecat99 callmecat99 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2014

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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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    Okay so I am a 15 year old guy

    and I guess you could say I'm not the most attractive person, I'm little overweight which I'm working on, anyways I have never really loved anyone for real in a romantic way I've had a girl friend and we kissed and said I love you but it wasn't true love. I am constantly...
    JustAnotherTeenWhoNeedsHelp JustAnotherTeenWhoNeedsHelp 16-17, M Jun 14, 2014

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    Have and awful day and I don't know why,

    I feel weird,like something is wrong,but I don't know what:(
    HappyWife16 HappyWife16 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2014

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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... :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 12, 2013

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    I'm standing you in a rainstorm

    and I'm watching it get darker and darker and the rain is falling harder and harder, if only someone knew this is how my life is. Dark and drenched with pain.
    AnguishX AnguishX 16-17, M 1 Response May 11, 2014

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    pskqwer8 pskqwer8 26-30, M Nov 29, 2014

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    All the time, I cry when I'm alone,

    everyone thinks I'm ok because I can hide it, no one knows how much pain or how ill i really am inside, I have sacrificed so much to be where I am and no one cares because they don't realise which hurts more, there's a girl in ment to be dating and I was so ill I passed out on...
    lloydieboi14 lloydieboi14 22-25, M Nov 15, 2014

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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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    naturalnobody naturalnobody 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I haven't been able to cry

    for a long time. It has probably been months since I cried form emotion. I feel this physical pain sometimes when I'm really down but I just can't. I also usually have little to no emotional reactions to things anymore unless I'm pretending so I don't look weird. Can anyone help...
    StrikerXVE StrikerXVE 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    crying is the best way

    for you to ease the pain you feel inside.. but how can you if there's no more tears running down in your eyes.. yes, i really know how it feels cause this is what happening with me.. i feel so sad,lonely and no one ever loved me.. i dont know what to do but i wanna go pass...
    magebricks magebricks 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    Sometimes I want cry

    but I can't because I'm in public and everyone will be looking and in front my friends I can't too because I have to pretend to be happy to avoid them asking me and they wouldn't understand my situation , other times I cried so much that tears won't even come after a while but...
    minniekoala minniekoala 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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    I have a BFF, she's called Ashley.

    One day? She just plainly ignored me for the whole day and I asked her why did she and then she said that she just wanted to "catch up" with another girl called Lauren. I believed her but then the other day, she ignored me again and I heard her over talking about our chat...
    LunaSapientia LunaSapientia 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2014

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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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    It seems like I've been crying at the wrong

    times lately. A few days ago I was crying because I forgot about a room change and I went to the wrong classroom. Today my best friend left and I feel like I should be crying, or feeling depressed, but I'm not.
    PinkChocolate00 PinkChocolate00 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hey. I have a big problem.

    .. And I hope someone can help me with the problem. Last time i cryed was the day my bf said something like 'Stop crying. What will help crying?', take you togather' And other hurtful stuff. Since i heard those words that day i can't cry. Hurts and gets worse. It's not like I...
    kristhy kristhy 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    I don't know why but

    whenever someone just has to make my life so difficult and hard, I want to scream and cry but I can't. I haven't been able to cry for months and I want to. I'm listening to "My Sundown" by Jimmy Eat World and I just can't. My eyes hurt so much and I'm hurting in the inside too.
    hedowmedow hedowmedow 18-21, M Dec 30, 2014

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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 truck is no longer there, but every time I pull in I still hold my breath as I come around the corner, hoping to see it. I go to bed every...
    Mandaryn Mandaryn 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 8, 2014

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    tnetennba tnetennba 18-21, F Jul 8, 2014

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    Instead I get filled up with rage

    and I just want to release it.
    Deuz Deuz 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 15, 2014

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    Even though the pain is still there,

    the tears are unable to flow
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    Sometimes it's happened with me also.

    At that time i think in my body their is "Global Warming". Then i smile!!!!!!!??????
    pskqwer8 pskqwer8 26-30, M Nov 29, 2014

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    I Can't, I just can't no matter how much I try!

    I am feeling so lifeless, I can't cry or laugh or have fun or get bored or feel. I can just study and feel a few feelings which I really treasure. I want to be a normal human and I could, by the power of love, but love isn't to make u feel what u wanna feel, love is treasuring...
    Silentsuffer Silentsuffer 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    It's near impossible

    for me to cry now. I've cried too much for me to do it again.
    Ellytheoutcast Ellytheoutcast 13-15, F