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I Do Not Like People to See Me Cry

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    I cry alone, usually cry in bed.

    My friends let me know if they feel sad n depressed. They cry in front of me and I comfort them. But I never let my friends see me cry. I don't know why, just so hard to accept letting others see me cry. Sometimes I really feel depressed, so tired and hv so much stress, I cry in...
    Acrylic19 Acrylic19 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Crying: A Strength Or Weakness?

    Now I've always been a firm believer in keeping problems to myself. I've lived by the mantra "no one likes a downer!", and have strived to always be happy and content. That's what everyone strives for, isn't it? Happiness. The drive to be happy is what motivates us to do any...
    nadiney nadiney 18-21, F Jan 25, 2012

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    I Cry More Than I Wish To Admit

    I wanted nothing more than to have a happy family and a romance to last me my whole life. I never ever cried growing up. Not since I was 6 or 7. I broke my arm playing football and just did some deep breathing. Never even teared up. But I started crying alone for my marriage...
    justinlimbertake justinlimbertake 46-50, M 8 Responses Apr 10, 2013

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    I hate it when people see me cry

    because then they'll try to help like "whats wrong?" Or "it'll be okay" because then it just makes me cry even more idk i dont like when people comfort me when im crying because im just that type of person that likes to cry alone
    MariexOkay MariexOkay 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 23

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    I cried in front of my running coach once.

    ..thankfully he pretended he didn't notice it. What frustrates me is that I cry when I'm stressed, and I can't hold it back. Shoot.
    ttabls ttabls 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Girlfriend was on the narrow edge of ending it.

    She had gone into the "shutdown" phase, and started to ignore me. And after a sad sequence of events, I found myself after school with my back against the cold lockers and my knees weighted to the hard floor. The burn in my eyes left a watery accumulation; a blink would have...
    TheSmartestManOnEarth TheSmartestManOnEarth 16-17, M Jul 6

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    I feel like when I cry in front of someone the

    will think I am a baby; therefore I don't cry in front of people
    Pinkaboo168 Pinkaboo168 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 12

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    I went out just now with my boyfriend,

    my brother and cousin. It was horrible. I just couldn't feel the joy of that outing. It was rushed and I just can't.. I already cried at home, just burst into tears like I don't even know why and so, back to the story. We were out- supposedly- having a 'great time' and like I...
    ladyfrickinbirdman ladyfrickinbirdman 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    maaks maaks 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 4

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    I have never cried in front of anyone

    but I have came close to it many times
    skittlesrawr skittlesrawr 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I only cry when I'm alone

    or by myself, because I don't like people to see me cry and get emotional and ****, they'll think I'm weirder than I am now. 😢
    xBizzleh xBizzleh 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 5

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    theultimatesashacourtney theultimatesashacourtney 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    You are a ghost of a person.

    Hardly existing between two worlds. Passing through softly. Almost never heard. You are a whisper Silence. Keeping hidden. Your specialties. And in all of your solitude. You've lost touch with yourself. Rot and decay A sign. You've been here Not long ago. Now you've...
    thebeautifulprincess thebeautifulprincess 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 15

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    90slove 90slove 18-21, F Nov 21

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    1) I rarely cry because I see it

    as a weakness. 2) I am a veeeeery ugly crier. 3) If you do see me cry, I suggest you look away before you turn into stone.
    NeeverForget NeeverForget 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    Hey im deena i am here cuz im really tense

    about my career i want to be artist but i have Not that confidence so i think i wil be selected in good college of art in which i want i working so hard but still im so tense :(
    deena1k deena1k 18-21, F Dec 12

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    I don't like upsetting other people

    so I usually try to hide my emotions it's kinda hard having to keep a mask of happiness over the hurt and pain all the time ah well I'll get through :)
    mellywoo mellywoo 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 11

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    Like who does like people seeing them cry right?

    I will try very hard not to let someone catch me crying, I don't like people feeling sympathetic for me. Unless it's in a circumstance where everyone else is crying such as at a funeral, but even then I will try to cut my tears short. It probably has something to do with the...
    cicisays13 cicisays13 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    of course people think I am tough.

    .. yeah things just don't mean as it seems right?
    pitchy28 pitchy28 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    Always Being Strong

    I have always been considered the "strong one" in the family or within my group of friends and colleagues.Usually I am calm, though people know that if they have pushed my buttons a little too far that I will let them know they have overstepped it.  They might end up missing a...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 8, 2012

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    Goddesslove3 Goddesslove3 18-21, F 2 Responses May 21

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    I hate the feeling of being vulnerable

    when crying. It's like people can see your weakness
    revolvingaroundmusic11 revolvingaroundmusic11 16-17, F 6 Responses Dec 1

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    I only hate it cause I usually wear

    nonwaterproof mascara since I have to wear naked at work and when I cry I look like the grudge
    Puck4Eva Puck4Eva 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Pride thing for me. It makes me feel weak

    and more vulnerable to others
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    At a movie? Don't care.

    In front of the person causing the tears? No.
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 21

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    Because I don't want people to think I'm less

    mentally strong than I am. You'd want to come up with something pretty good in order to hurt my feelings. Well, you still don't hurt my feelings, you just make me feel bad for about a minute & I get over it. Just like that. I'm weird but then my mind is more than capable to deal...
    fcnantes fcnantes 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    CarlyAnn93 CarlyAnn93 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    My depression is taking over.

    .. I'm starting to not eat again and cut.. I keep crying in the middle of classes everyone stares but doesn't say anything. I just want to go home and curl up and die. I'm so done with this life
    Muppo23 Muppo23 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 3

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    Only because most of people will feel sorry

    and others will be happy so I won't give them that satisfaction .. Heads up, Smile on ..
    belseg belseg 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 11

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    First of all, I am a men.

    Mens don't cry!... But when I do I prefer doing it completly alone. I need the whole appartment to be empty before I cry. Because I don't want people around me to know how hurt I actually am. It's not like I don't want them to help me. It's because no one can help me... So I...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 5 Responses Nov 29

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    It's horrible. I don't like doing it

    because then they say "what's wrong?" Or something else I don't wanna hear. I'm not gonna say it...they don't need to know what's wrong and trouble themselves with it. It's embarrassing too...to break down in tears in front of someone. But it's just sometimes that you can't help...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I don't really cry anymore.

    at least not in front of anyone. I've been told all my life that I'm too whiny and I cry too much. Well if they want me to shut that part of my emotions down, I will and that's what I'm doing. I've come close to crying in the last year, but I don't. Screw that. These people don...
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I hate letting people see

    or hear me cry over the phone. I feel like I'm showing weakness, that I'm showing them I'm easy to break. I hate feeling vulnerable, when I cry in front of people I feel like I'm giving them the chance to walk all over me, there's only three people that I am comfortable enough...
    irishlady98 irishlady98 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Well of course i am so ugly

    when i cry and i am such a huge mess. it's like i am a blow fish face. No one wants to see that.
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F Apr 19

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    I cried because I was

    so pissed tonight at work after someone threw their soda on me and then I get more upset because I'm crying and I feel embarrassed and it's just a vicious crying cycle:(
    DriftingDreaming DriftingDreaming 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    but I miss my boyfriend

    so ******* much. it's been 15 weeks since j seen him. I hate court 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢
    maaks maaks 18-21, F Dec 4

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    Just started hysterically crying in class,

    pulled it together and walked out only to see my ex. Then all my emotions took over and I broke down again. He looked at me hugged me said sorry and that I was going to be okay. I hate crying, I don't want people to see I'm weak. I want to just melt away...
    roseperezx3 roseperezx3 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    mynameisismyname mynameisismyname 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 8

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    And I let that happen today sadly.

    ..why does he do this to me? He tells me he loves me but he wont date me and ***** around with other girls...doesn't he know he's ******* with my feelings?? I love him I really do. Why can't I just have him..
    kellibear kellibear 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 2

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    I just think it's awkward

    and I don't like looking weak
    EvaSFenty EvaSFenty 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    Just broke down at the retirement home.

    So hard to see someone you love wasting away.
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    SarahNicole269 SarahNicole269 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 7

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    I hate it. People already think

    that they can run over me and when I cry about it they make the situation even worst by taunting me or even mimicking me and it's just the worst thing ever.
    Unapologeticallybrilliant Unapologeticallybrilliant 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm a photography major.

    . A week ago I gave my presentation of my final portfolio in front of my peers. It was about a 25 minute presentation, and I started crying about 2 minutes into it... My final was a tribute to a friend who took his own life a few years ago, so it was very very emotional for me. I...
    amazingcuzitis amazingcuzitis 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    Even when I broke my leg in front of my entire

    5th grade class I just looked at everyone and said that didn't hurt. And I just started laughing. In 7th grade I got stung by a jellyfish and I said, jellyfish I am not food! This year when people pick on me at school in 8th grade I am tired of letting them get the best of me so...
    liajip liajip 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 23

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    That moment when you finally manage to hold

    your tears in and someone asks you: "Are you okay?" You crumble…
    NoxiousUnicorn NoxiousUnicorn 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    I cry a lot but no one would ever know

    because I hide my tears from everyone. I cry myself to sleep almost every night hoping that life would get better. The truth is it's probably only going to get worse. I support my friends and help them with there problems but when it comes to me they don't know how hard I try to...
    cutieblue cutieblue 16-17, T 1 Response Jan 11

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    hmmmm....i wonder...how do other people see me?
    lovabledoll lovabledoll 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 1

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    & I haven't cried not on purpose for a few years (I think). I like to show that mentally, I'm really, really strong.
    fcnantes fcnantes 13-15, M a week ago

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    This is really bugging me and I need to get it off my chest. It seems like to me there is far too many people walking around, turning their noses up and thinking they are superior...
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