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I Want to Cry But I Can't

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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    tnetennba tnetennba 18-21, F Jul 8

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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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    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'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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    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 1 Response Jun 14

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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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    :,(

    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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    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 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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    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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    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's near impossible

    for me to cry now. I've cried too much for me to do it again.
    Wishingtobegone Wishingtobegone 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 23

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 13-15, M Jun 14

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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