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I Want to Cry But I Can't

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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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    I used to cry a lot.

    but now it seems Like I can't. I can't laugh either. I hate it.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F Apr 8

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    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

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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 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 2 days ago

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    It's near impossible

    for me to cry now. I've cried too much for me to do it again.
    Elly2020 Elly2020 13-15, F Apr 23, 2014

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    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 2 Responses May 17

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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 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, T 2 Responses Aug 21

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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 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 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    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 26-30 1 Response Aug 17

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    Try onions ! .

    .. You will greatful to me
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Jun 14

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    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 13-15, F Jun 14

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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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    But the tears are coming now.

    I'm a moron. And no one please try to tell me different. You don't know the case, you don't know me.
    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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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

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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 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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    I believe that I'm in a state of depression.

    I have so many feelings bottled up inside of me but put on a fake smile to let everyone think that I'm okay. I have not cried since my mother's funeral, that was almost three years ago. Every time I feel or get overwhelmed I have the urge to cry but I can't and I blame that on...
    Plasg2012 Plasg2012 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    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 26-30, F May 26

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    i dont want to show the person makng me cry any

    reason to think he over powers me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 15

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    I can't cry because my family would come

    running into my room and see I had more scars than before.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 15

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 5

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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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    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 18-21, M 1 Response May 11, 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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    "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...
    Jurnee16 Jurnee16 18-21, F Mar 10

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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.
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    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

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    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

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    LAsuperstar LAsuperstar 70+, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2014

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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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    I want to, but I can't.

    At least not in front of you. I care too much.
    CindyLEvans CindyLEvans 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    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.
    AOrphanbaby AOrphanbaby 31-35, M Jun 15

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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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    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 18-21, F Aug 16

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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'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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    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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    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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