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I Want to Cry But I Can't

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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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    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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    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 Feb 6

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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

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    I'm to dehydrated. I already cried tonight

    and can't anymore. My friend just told me she has stopped eating Anouilh so that it hurst becuz she wants to be skinnier. Shes already skinny enough, she's beautiful! But seriously she is skin and bones and she thinks she is fat. I'm worries for her...:( society makes us think...
    Mikesmithg1 Mikesmithg1 16-17, M Jun 17

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    Because my parents would notice

    and they would worry. Therefore I would feel even worse.
    Bichillo Bichillo 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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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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    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

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    tnetennba tnetennba 18-21, F Jul 8

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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 stupid girl that doesn't provide anything good.I couldn't feel worst..why am I even here :( I feel so sad...
    Cassy77 Cassy77 22-25 1 Response Sep 7

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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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    Linger Suffer, Linger There's a pain

    that lingers there, at times I have the urge to cry but it's always a dim urge but the sadness, is still there. Always. Makes it hard to move forward. I want to let go of it but I don't know how, it hurts, it makes life so gloomy and blue. I've sat alone in my room and tried to...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 23

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    It's near impossible

    for me to cry now. I've cried too much for me to do it again.
    Ellyhi Ellyhi 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 23

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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 4 Responses Jan 18

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    I want to cry right now

    because I'm seeing every one having fun and I'm the dull one I'm so f*cked up . Ugh my heart is paining I feel that it would burst and I will die .
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F 2 Responses May 19

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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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    Im so lonely. My parents are sleeping

    and my friends are offline. I just lost a bet, I have huge tests to study for, and im all alone with many thoughts.
    tribetown tribetown 16-17, M Jun 14

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    I've always wondered

    why it's hard for me to have a friend who are girls. Most of my friends are guys, i have a lovely boyfriend that loves me a lot. But.. I just don't feel comfortable around popular girls, they consider me as a friend (well at least 5 of them do) but it's just hard to open up with...
    RedViolette RedViolette 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Have you ever just needed to cry

    but when you do cry it seems to release nothing inside of you? Or your tears are at the brink of falling but suddenly the emotions go away. That's how i feel. No matter what i seem to do i can't cry to release the wall around my heart. I can cry but i can never truly feel the...
    shesonlyhappyinthesun shesonlyhappyinthesun 22-25, F 2 Responses May 25

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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

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    i hate this feeling, like,

    all the time, i can feel the tears on my eyes, but never do they come.
    TheAmazingSpiderJoe TheAmazingSpiderJoe 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 30

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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

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    I have not cried in such a long time,

    that I think I forgot how to cry.
    LightASDF LightASDF 18-21, M 2 Responses May 10

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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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    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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    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 Dec 3, 2011

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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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    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 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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    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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    If you ever feel like you want to cry listen to

    the song "His Daughter" by Molly Kate Kestner. :'(
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F May 17

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    I have this feeling on

    and off, but very often and more than 3 times a week if not everyday. All I do is study, eat, watch things on the internet. When I am at school, all these people are doing all these things outside of school and I'm not allowed to do any of it. For example, no prom or gradnight...
    Shamandora Shamandora 16-17, F 1 Response May 18

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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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    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

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    I've cried so much . It's just Gets

    so old . Crying and shedding tears for someone who doesn't care is a waste . Sometimes I just wanna go somewhere far away and just scream ! Every thing I do feels so wrong / I truly think I was meant to be alone . I totally wish I had someone who understand me . Not someone who...
    NerdGirl845 NerdGirl845 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 21

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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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    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 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 Apr 17

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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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    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

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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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    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 19 hrs 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 2 Responses 2 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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    You don't notice much about me anymore. I'm your daughter. You should be the first to see what's wrong. But you don't. You don't see the despair in my eyes or the tears on my face...
    NeverTrulyWanted NeverTrulyWanted 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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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 feel so heavy and numb. I want to cry to release all this pent up engery, but my body refuses to allow any sound to come out. A few tears stray down my cheeks, but that's all...
    NeverTrulyWanted NeverTrulyWanted 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Before I use to tell him I love him every time we talk or every 30 minutes. A few days ago he cheated on me for the second time and I caught him the same day and confronted him...
    Kallman92 Kallman92 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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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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