I’ve been stuck on the edge of crying many times, but I haven’t actually let out tears in a long time. It feels like there’s so much being held back, and I miss the liberation of letting out a good cry when I was sad.
I understand how you feel... I'm not even sure how to cry, but definitely did when I was a kid. There have been times when I've been alone in my room and thought "I'm overwhelmed, maybe I should cry" but haven't been able to do it.Why don't you try crying - lock yourself in your room, put on music or something. I've heard it's good for you (from a book my awesome hippie-like friend had)
@Mia I try that, and, while I can shed a couple tears, I can never really let myself just bawl it all away. I don't know what it's gonna take to get me to cry the next time I do, so I just want to know I can cry without having to wait like that.
if you feel like you need a good cry (it's better to let it out than keep it in) then try watching a sad movie. Let yourself cry and if you have to pause the movie and cry about everything you want to cry about. I know it's kind of pathetic but it's always helped me.
I have the same problem. I find it helps to push yourself to cry every once in awhile.. as much as you can. I don't know if you're like me but even if I think of all the terrible things going on I can only squeeze two or three tears out every year or so.. Pushing yourself to cry is all I can think to tell you, sorry.
Here I am 5 months later, still on tears. Got rejected by the girl I like recently, nothing. Parents are off the wagon again, nothing. The girl I like did say that she wanted me to watch The Notebook, and apparently it made her cry, so I might have to try it. Fingers crossed, as weird as it sounds.
I know what you mean, I only cried 4-5 times when my father died almost a decade ago and couldn't cry at all when my stepfather died 4 years ago. I find though... that music helps, movies especially. When I see something visually stunning like a gorgeously choreographed and shot scene in a film, with perfectly paired music I tear up and if powerful enough I can cry sometimes. I know it's more from witnessing something so damn awesome than being sad, but crying is crying.