I Want to Cry But I Can't

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    I'm really sad so I checked EP out.

    Ended up being someone's verbal punching bag after answering a question honestly. Sad levels went from very high to dangerously high.
    metaphornographic metaphornographic
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 9, 2015

    I want to cry but I don't want my family to hear

    and get involved cuz sometimes I cry just because I feel like it
    thelittlekidindiapers thelittlekidindiapers
    18-21, M
    Jun 15, 2015

    I am truly missing my mom!

    I want to embrace her and kiss her on the cheek. I can't believe my mom is no longer with me and don't say she is with me in spirit because I am not referring to that.
    MarvelMagic MarvelMagic
    31-35, F
    May 26, 2015

    my mind is dried up. my heart is dried up.

    my soul has turn to dust. with the slightest gust of wind, i will leave you behind. the dullness of my experience is enough to drive one to suicide. but i know there is something on the other side. i can't stop. not now. "if only it could weep, it could arise and...
    beaubeau7 beaubeau7
    26-30, M
    Jan 9, 2016

    I haven't been able to feel any deep feelings

    for the last 2 years. The only feeling I could have was anger, but once I learned to control that, not even anger I can feel anymore. I got divorced, I lost my job, and couldn't shed one single tear. Of course, I'm also incapable of any happiness.
    escapesocks escapesocks
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Feb 24, 2016

    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
    18-21, F
    Feb 22, 2015

    i have this huge problem in my life

    that i feel so terrible and i need to let it out and heal somehow but i cant unless someone beats the hell out of me or just screams at me or says the most terrible things and still its hard for this to happen. i have like SO much and so deep bad things i bottle up inside ad i...
    LemonSyrup LemonSyrup
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 7, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    Oct 26, 2014

    It's near impossible

    for me to cry now. I've cried too much for me to do it again.
    sighselly sighselly
    16-17, F
    Apr 23, 2014

    I want to, but I can't.

    At least not in front of you. I care too much.
    CindyLEvans CindyLEvans
    18-21, F
    Aug 15, 2015

    I want to move out, but I know I can't.

    The longer I stay here the more I want to stab my brother.
    metaphornographic metaphornographic
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 17, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 27, 2014


    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
    3 Responses May 18, 2011

    cold. tired. sick.

    i wonder when this majestic god everyone talks about will reveal himself.
    beaubeau7 beaubeau7
    26-30, M
    Mar 15, 2016

    I know I need to but something inside is

    stopping me from doing so. I'm trying to but the tears just won't come. Am I past the point of crying?
    ECH0o ECH0o
    18-21, T
    1 Response Aug 21, 2015

    From the moment I was born premature,

    'til about the age of 8 I was in and out of hospitals A LOT! Because of this I suffered a lot of mental medical trauma. One of the side effects of these experiences (besides my mind having completely blocked out most of them so I can't remember what happened to me,...) is that I...
    k4rri3w0lf12 k4rri3w0lf12
    26-30, T
    Aug 22, 2015

    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, 2015

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 10, 2015

    Why am i such a **** girlfriend,

    right now im in bed with my boyfriend, at opposite sides of the bed.. no talking no cuddling like every other night, i always feel ive done something wrong amd i domt know what.. weve had a few nights like this before amd its always my fault. i dont whether i over think but i...
    Chloealexandra1407 Chloealexandra1407
    18-21, F
    Oct 16, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Aug 12, 2013

    Try onions ! .

    .. You will greatful to me
    fauxlady fauxlady
    26-30, F
    Jun 14, 2015

    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
    18-21, M
    1 Response May 11, 2014

    I honestly have been feeling like I want to cry

    lately... except that I can't. As in I physically can't. The tears don't come. At most a few tears come out but I need a really good cry. All I constantly feel is sadness, and I don't know why. Is it setting in, now that EP end is drawing near? This crazy place where we met...
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    2 Responses Apr 15, 2016

    My face does the entire ugly screw up routine

    but my tear ducts are not willing. I end up looking like a ****** play-doh sculpture created by a small infant. PUNCH ME, PLEASE, SOMEBODY!
    deleted deleted
    Jan 26, 2016

    I know I need to cry

    and I try to. I try to think of anything and everything to get myself to cry and I still can only force one or two years out. it's irritating that I'm not even in control of my own voluntary actions.
    boklenHolley7 boklenHolley7
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2015

    I can't cry because my family would come

    running into my room and see I had more scars than before.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 15, 2015

    I have been trying to cry

    for years now.. I don't know how to anymore... I just came so close feeling my own sadness and then reading about others on here... Managed 3 tears but that was it ugh I can't wait to release some of my built up emotions..
    hiddenuser187 hiddenuser187
    22-25, M
    Dec 1, 2015

    There are moments where I just want to ball up

    and release my sorrow till i can shed no more tears, but it's as if there is a dam preventing the waterworks. The pressure just keeps building and I fear when it will finally break
    Hunttheheartofblack Hunttheheartofblack
    22-25, F
    Oct 7, 2015
    LAsuperstar LAsuperstar
    70+, F
    1 Response Nov 20, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 15, 2014

    That's honestly the only release

    that I've been hoping for over a multitude of months, but I can't even do that. I'm imprisoned by my numbness.. I just wanna let it out, but I don't know if I'll be able to. I'm completely drained of energy and emotion, and even when I do feel something, it's pain because of...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 21, 2016

    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
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jun 30, 2014

    As I have never ever in my life been love

    for as me been a Orphan all my life and cant find anyone to show me what love is and then me might find the willpower to cry.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 15, 2015

    I'm not sure how long I was sitting,

    just starring at the scene in that bathroom before she called to me. Her voice told me she was reluctant to do so, but curiosity had finally won. So I walked onto the other side of the house, clothes disheveled and reeking of wet dog, eyes unable to settle. She brought her 7...
    candycoatedunicorn candycoatedunicorn
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 5, 2015

    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.
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 23, 2015

    I try to cry I feel we

    and I don't want to feel that people say let it out but I don't want to
    Comicfangirl15 Comicfangirl15
    18-21, F
    Jun 14, 2015

    It is so weird because crying makes you feel

    so much better and when you can't cry, it gets worse. I hardly ever get time to myself and I can never cry in front of anyone. I'm always so busy that even if there's something bothering me or hurting me, I keep it to the back of my mind and just keep going trying not to...
    Demonizer Demonizer
    22-25, F
    Aug 16, 2015

    I can't take this anymore I have

    so many built up emotions... Haven't cried in 5 years I just wanna let it all out. some memories I blocked out since childhood came back it was strange just out of no where I remembered everything... Thought it might be a dream asked my mom about it she said it was all true...
    hiddenuser187 hiddenuser187
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 30, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 27, 2014

    anyone ever have that feeling of

    if anyone had to suffer half of what you've been thru they'd be crushed and some how your still living
    bliks bliks
    18-21, M
    Sep 12, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 18, 2014

    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...
    QuaintCynicalExistence QuaintCynicalExistence
    5 Responses Oct 8, 2014

    I'm in the middle of a 2 hour health

    and social class. I feel so depressed I just want to cry. But then people would no the real me
    deleted deleted
    Sep 21, 2015

    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

    The tears just won't come,

    and this sadness inside feels so suffocating. Even the saddest songs don't make me cry anymore. Do tears ever dry up? But then why does the sadness stay? Why this heaviness, this choked up feeling? And the tears just won't flow, not even when I'm alone. They say the truth sets...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 17, 2015
    deleted deleted
    Jan 9, 2016

    i dont want to show the person makng me cry any

    reason to think he over powers me...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 15, 2015

    I feel like I'm hanging on by a thread.

    .. But I can't cry. I'm all dried up. I'm scared of all the dark thoughts in my head.
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    Feb 16, 2016
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