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Why can't I cry?

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kim147 Tue 17-Sep-13 08:53:02

My grandma died last night. It was not a surprise as she was very old and had been ill some time. But I'm not upset about it. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it but it almost seems matter of fact that she's died. I do get a bit concerned about myself.

My mum died 10 years ago. Again, not a surprise as she'd been ill for a while but I felt no real emotion. I've had a really hard time for the last 5 years - but I never really felt emotion when I separated from my long term partner.

It worries me - the last time I cried was at counselling and when I failed to get a couple of jobs. So I can show emotion. But these big events such as death and separation don't seem to have affected me.

Sparklingbrook Tue 17-Sep-13 08:56:00

Are you on any ADs kim?

Sorry to hear about your Grandma.

kim147 Tue 17-Sep-13 09:08:30

Not on ADs. Just had a round of counselling and a lot of emotion came out. But things that should have upset me don't seem to as much.

It just worries me that I don't feel emotion as much as "I'm supposed to".

Sparklingbrook Tue 17-Sep-13 09:11:17

Oh right. It's just that I am on ADs and I haven't been able to cry at all since I started taking them 2 years ago. sad My GP said 'I am sure you could if you wanted to' but I really can't.

kim147 Tue 17-Sep-13 09:15:22

The only emotion I do feel is anxiety and it's very "me focussed". I should have felt some emotion on separation but I couldn't. But I cried when I didn't get a job.

Sparklingbrook Tue 17-Sep-13 10:52:37

Bit of a mystery then. Sounds like you have 'detached' slightly?

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