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I Do Not Like People to See Me Cry

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    I've had a difficult last few years with

    health issues.These health issues have led to financial problems. These financial problems led to me losing my car. I walk where I need to go and I go grocery shopping one day at a time.I'm doing my best to get healthier recovering from cancer.I'm getting back my strength and my...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 4

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    I never had a true family.

    So my friends raised me. And my friends were mostly guys. So i learned quickly not to cry.
    londonbr1dge londonbr1dge 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I was really upset today.

    I'm 20 years old and am currently going through and identity crisis or something. Some things online set me over the edge and it really sucked because I was babysitting my nephew. He's 11, so it would be weird for him to come upstairs and just find his aunt in tears when all he...
    MrBenzedrine MrBenzedrine 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 22

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    In people's eyes I'm tough

    and strong and a very optimistic person while in fact I cry a lot and get emotional very easily and I always take all the pain and pressure by myself. I do not want people, not even my family, to see me cry and being insecure because that is not how they think of me. This is...
    possiblyali possiblyali 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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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, 2014

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    The worst type of crying is the silent one.

    The one when everyone is asleep. The one where you felt it in your throat, and your eyes become blurry from the tears. The one where you just want to scream. The one where you have to hold your breath and grab your stomach to keep quiet. The one where you can't breathe anymore...
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    Amazing that something

    that started as light and simple turned complex and intense. And as the river flows so to does the pain of watching what looks to be the end of something wonderful and profound. It was worth the pain, but damn does the emotion of it all suck. Arraign the face to the perfect...
    jrf9782 jrf9782 31-35, F Feb 27

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    The only time people will see tears they are

    tears of rage and uncontrollable anger. The heart broken, lonely tears are behind closed doors. No one to see the weakness and pain.
    jrf9782 jrf9782 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 26

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    grgbyce978 grgbyce978 56-60, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Crying in front of people is not something I

    enjoy doing. Its basically letting my guard down. I'm weak and vulnerable when I cry. I've always had to be the strong one. When I cry, its just proving to people that I'm not as strong as I wish I was.
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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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, 2014

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    It takes a lot to make me cry without wanting

    to sound hard hearted, except for the woman in the supermarket who bashed her trolley into my heel - that made my eyes burn with tears as well as send a shiver up my spine. No word of apology either. I didn't cry watching Love Story or any other soppy romance film, although...
    ladyPlum ladyPlum 26-30, F Mar 14

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    When I was in grade school my emotions were all

    over the place. Most of the time I was happy, but sometimes I got very mad or extremely sad. I remember in 6th grade, crying at school for most to see. I was sitting against a wall with my head down. Bullies were the reason. I can vividly remember those kids calling me gay...
    Cwatts1 Cwatts1 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    i dont let people see me cry.

    to me its literally an intimate thing to do
    aldrikkage aldrikkage 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 25

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    That moment when you finally manage to hold

    your tears in and someone asks you: "Are you okay?" You crumble…
    InutileSuicide InutileSuicide 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 3, 2014

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    I hate when people see me cry,

    it shows them that I can be week and I don't want them too!!!!
    BabyGirll1998 BabyGirll1998 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    Crying in front of people makes me vulnerable.

    I hate feeling vulnerable and exposed. I hate it with a burning passion. If I ever feel like I have to cry, I remove myself from everyone's vicinity. Even if it means spending a few minutes in a bathroom stall. I would rather that than be vulnerable. I also don't like it when...
    GoodbyeAgony GoodbyeAgony 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Don't know why... I can't help

    but see crying as being weak. Think that's just what I was told growing up, to never let anyone see me cry because it shows everyone how weak and vulnerable I can be and people can hurt me. It has always stuck with me so I do my very best not to cry in front of people.
    tvdlover1865 tvdlover1865 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    I've always been uncomfortable crying in front

    of people because I was raised to believe that crying is a sign of weakness. Not that I still believe that, but it's very hard to break away from what has been ingrained in you.
    openskies441 openskies441 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 7

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    I'm not going to get to actually say goodbye to

    him face to face before he leaves tomorrow morning for basic training. It is destroying me. All I want to do is go home and cry.
    aquakimy aquakimy 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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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 5 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I cry when I am alone,

    people don't accept me and I feel rejected and lonely. I put on a good front at work but when no one is around I tear up. I am such a baby.
    countryloner countryloner 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    i feel like breaking down

    but i dont like it when ppl see me cry. i will look weak. :'(
    dyxnxh dyxnxh 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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    petramullins petramullins 13-15, F Mar 18

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    Unhappy work day....I used to love my job

    and willing to work crazy hard. Like to feel that I am contributing. I know I am not the smartest and have many short-comings but I work really hard. Recently, I have had bad relationship with my boss and lost my passion on work. I start to re-think the purpose of work and it...
    NicJan15 NicJan15 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Does this happen to any of you?

    ? That you wanna talk about a serious matter, but you know the moment you'll open your mouth, you'll burst into tears? Does it happen to any of you or it's just me? Like, when I wanna say something about a serious matter, like talk about my emotions or how I feel about a...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 4

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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, 2014

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    I cried in front of a school counsellor I

    didn't like three years ago and I'm still sour about it. Crying makes me feel weak, and I hate for people to see that side of me. I've only ever cried in front of my immediate family, and even then I will always run to my room and hide in bed to cry. I won't even cry in front of...
    Abnormalize Abnormalize 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    One of my best friends was a triplet

    and had two brothers. One of the brothers and I were good friends and I secretly had a crush on him. The triplets were going to move away because their parents were divorced. A lot of girls and I would not stop crying.
    heyheynatalie heyheynatalie 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I thought I was close to this guy.

    we shared a lot of secrets. I was stupid enough to fall for him. Told him of my feelings. he rejected of course and during that conversation he deviated to other topics and even mentioned on how he was also rejected. we had a rational and mature conversation a week after and...
    littlewolf89 littlewolf89 22-25, F Mar 13

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    When people see me cry it makes me feel weak

    because everyone says I'm so strong and happy but I sometimes just blow it and cry.
    VINCEx62 VINCEx62 13-15, M 3 Responses Jan 9

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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, 2014

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    i am always there for everyone else

    but no one sees how i feel inside..i can't let them, it would hurt me more knowing they were all hurting too
    peediethings peediethings 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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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, 2014

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    I'm a nurse & was just about to finish a

    horrible 11hr night duty shift when I was publicly screamed at by a Surgeon in front of my colleagues, patients & Dr's, because I'd realised she forgot to order a crucial blood test for a patient & I sorted it out for her! So instead of thanking me for making sure her patient...
    LLinnyT LLinnyT 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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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, 2014

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    Whenever I cry, I try to cover my eyes,

    my mouth, or my entire face. I just don't feel comfortable with people seeing my tears fall down my face. I don't know why. I just don't.
    lunarsolar36 lunarsolar36 13-15, T 1 Response Mar 21

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    He's leaving tomorrow

    for basic training and I am absolutely sick over it. I don't know what I'm doing caring about him so much.
    aquakimy aquakimy 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    I always feel like a weak little wimp

    whenever I cry in front of people,especially if I keep telling myself not to cry/stop crying...
    tearsofabutterfly tearsofabutterfly 13-15, F Feb 28

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    I am the rock for my family

    and it throws everything off balance, when the rock crumbles
    McBiscuit McBiscuit 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 19

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    I've always been the strong one,

    emotionally and physically, in my household. Through out my time as a firefighter I've seen horrible thing but I don't let anyone see me break down. I hold it all in until I can't and I just let it all out when I'm alone.
    firefighter1122 firefighter1122 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 1

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    Lonely. Torn. Confused.

    Hurt. Broken. Insane. Restless. Discouraged. ....Done
    stopthepainnow stopthepainnow 13-15, F Mar 1

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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, 2014

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    I like watching others cry though.

    I want to cuddle them. If I can comfort them, I feel less lonely.
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F Feb 13

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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, 2014

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    When I am angry I cry.

    When I am hurt I cry. I've cried every day this week and I have cried myself to sleep every night this week.
    mrs007 mrs007 18-21, F