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I don’t know really how to talk about this or describe what’s going on but lately I’ve been really depressed and just really low except for a few occasions but after that I slip back down into this depression.  Often I get very stressed or anxious over multiple things or sometimes I’ll just be really upset or sad and I want to cry so bad but I can’t.  I just really want to cry and I’m not trying to hold it back but something is and it’s such a difficult thing and I don’t know why it happens.  I feel weird saying that I want to cry but it just feels so good but whenever I need to I can’t.

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I feel you, man. I also can't cry and often feel like it would be healing to just be able to let it out, but I physically can't. My body just won't allow it. The only way around it I've been able to find is that when I talk to my mom about how I'm feeling, sometimes I'm able to cry then. Do you have someone you can talk to quite frankly about how you're feeling without feeling embarrassed about crying? Being honest and talking about what's going on can sometimes spur tears.

Are you on any medication? Some people find that crying is harder on antidepressants (me included).

Your upbringing can sometimes influence your ability to cry. I was raised to believe that showing emotion was weak, so that definitely makes it harder for me.

Hope things get better for you.

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3 minutes ago, echolocation said:

I feel you, man. I also can't cry and often feel like it would be healing to just be able to let it out, but I physically can't. My body just won't allow it. The only way around it I've been able to find is that when I talk to my mom about how I'm feeling, sometimes I'm able to cry then. Do you have someone you can talk to quite frankly about how you're feeling without feeling embarrassed about crying? Being honest and talking about what's going on can sometimes spur tears.

Are you on any medication? Some people find that crying is harder on antidepressants (me included).

Your upbringing can sometimes influence your ability to cry. I was raised to believe that showing emotion was weak, so that definitely makes it harder for me.

Hope things get better for you.

Thank you.  I do have someone I can talk to and no I was on only Zoloft for awhile but I quit cause I knew it wasn’t working, my dad always brags about how he literally never cries but I still cry every now and then it’s just very rare. I’m just hoping there is a way where I can cry and see if it helps.

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