I Do Not Like People to See Me Cry

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    *WARNING: I'm complaining

    and I'm very sorry I'm complaining but I have to get it out and no one by any means needs to feel obligated to read beyond this point. Consider yourselves warned* It's very hard. In my mind, for me to cry it shows that I am weak. I don't feel my problems are worthy of tears...
    Becky555 Becky555
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 7, 2015
    shadewolf7 shadewolf7
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 13, 2015

    Here I lay, hidden by the thick sheets of my

    quilt. No one can see my tears, and I wanna keep it that way. No one can hear my sniffles and I like it that way. They wouldn't understand anyway. They are completely clueless to what they have don. They say that they are both here for me, but how could they be here for me when...
    Tiana0112 Tiana0112
    16-17, F
    Mar 5

    i just missed my work shift

    which i suppose to go. was on my way but i make an U-turn because i felt sad all of the sudden
    JameyRyder JameyRyder
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 28
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Dec 17, 2015

    why cry. if you cry for no reason

    or because you want something dont cry. sad experiences will lead to a path that you are aloud to cry on if you follow them. there are always sad things in this world and in the next, there are times when you should cry and when you shouldnt. may you all be happy. that is my...
    LoneWolfLogan LoneWolfLogan
    13-15, M
    1 Response Mar 12

    i feel so vulnerable

    if i ever cry in front of someone else. like they just saw a piece of my soul that i want back
    Steph62415 Steph62415
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 21, 2015

    I'm hard headed. I tell you

    as it is. Little do they know, it's during my time alone when I cry and it's not always about the pain caused, it's mostly over how ridiculous they sounded that left me laughing in tears.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 3

    People never know. I'll put on my smile

    and pretend like nothing is ever wrong. Worlds best actor. Hands on hips and smile on lips, smile in denial...
    lost4now92 lost4now92
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Nov 18, 2015

    That moment when you finally manage to hold

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

    It's not that I don't like to cry,

    but for others to see my tears embarrasses me for some reason.
    PeanutsauntieP1982 PeanutsauntieP1982
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Oct 25, 2015

    Idk how it feels to be loved anymore .

    ... I feel numb as **** . Wish I didn't have any feelings ..
    Anonymousfeelings246 Anonymousfeelings246
    13-15, F
    1 Response Mar 8

    these days I always want to cry

    and because I'm afraid of being seen crying I don't hangout with any of the ppl around me and that makes me even more sad
    rashahan rashahan
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 6

    whenever I want to cry I go to my bedroom to

    the bathroom in there. I lock the door, turn on the tap and cry. I feel disgusting crying infront of people. I feel vulnerable and I hate it.
    skittlequeen skittlequeen
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Aug 4, 2015

    I hate it when people see me cry.

    That's why I avoid watching the lion king with friends
    Derik131198 Derik131198
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jan 5

    I am not a pretty crier.

    Red eyes and face, snot factory, and purple lips. I can't hide it when I'm crying. It's just ugly. Talking about "it" always makes me cry even harder.
    CharryICT CharryICT
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 10

    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
    22-25, F
    Feb 17, 2015

    I am extremely weak in offering condolences.

    I do not like for others to see me cry. Seeing others cry makes me uncomfortable. I am much better at giving silent hugs or delivering food.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 29, 2015

    I prefer crying alone simply

    because I can't focus on the reason why I cry when somebody is around me. I don't like distractions so I cry alone.
    Nonotu Nonotu
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Mar 9

    And only do so with those I trust.

    Breaking through barriers to find the source of pain is exhausting. Those that see my liquid pain. Know that I trust you.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 28, 2015

    crying means you have emotions.

    if pain brings out tears and emotions, then so be it, its all ive known anyways.
    LoneWolfLogan LoneWolfLogan
    13-15, M
    1 Response Mar 12

    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...
    chasingDragonflies chasingDragonflies
    18-21, F
    Dec 12, 2014
    Pinaybarbie Pinaybarbie
    36-40, F
    6 Responses May 27, 2015

    I cry quite a lot. I have no idea

    why being seen embarrasses me so.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 6

    When people see me cry it makes me more upset

    because they have to watch me be sad so they get sad as well. I try not to cry when friends and family are around so they don't have to worry. Afterwards I clean myself up and act like nothing happened.
    UnknownPredictions UnknownPredictions
    13-15, F
    1 Response Mar 6

    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
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

    i hate when people see me cry

    but when I watch titanic I just can't hold it back I cry every time.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Apr 22, 2015

    When I cry, I feel weak.

    The feeling of weakness makes me uncomfortable. Recently, after a few extra stressful years of life, I began seeing a counselor. Among many things, I am learning to let my feelings come and accept them as they are, not necessarily trying to analyze their presence. The other...
    yellowbird1234 yellowbird1234
    36-40, F
    Jun 20, 2015

    I do have a reason why I don't cry.

    When I was little my parents would make fun of me when I cry. "Oh, boo hoo. Look who's crying. Why don't you just go cry to someone who cares?" I just learned to hold it in.
    nbigelow nbigelow
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Mar 5

    So earlier today, I had to give a spontaneous

    speech for my grandmother's birthday over video call (I study abroad) after saying a few words and reminiscing the memories i've had with her, I started to shed tears. Then, I stood up so they can't see me, because I don't like it when others see me cry. I rarely cry, but when...
    Realistthinker Realistthinker
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 21

    My friend died the other day of cancer.

    His funeral was today and I couldn't be there and I felt so bad. Someone messaged me in class saying that they passed on my love and regards to them and I walked out. Broke down. My teacher came into the bathroom and saw me cry and hugged me. Then some of the girls I never talk...
    bubblebubba bubblebubba
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 29, 2015

    I really hate it when I get emotional.

    . It leads me to crying and then everyone looks at me like Im a weirdo... I get so embarrassed.. And I never cry in front of people. Not even with my own family but Today I had to read my personal essay out loud in my english class to a couple of my classmates. They were...
    58maria85 58maria85
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 4

    honestly i dont mind

    if people see me cry but i want to gove people the sense that i am atleast tough. mentally wise.
    LoneWolfLogan LoneWolfLogan
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Mar 11

    Sometimes just being alone

    and crying it out is the best solution.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 22, 2015

    I hate crying in front of ppl.

    ...it makes me feel week and that I can't keep my **** together.....but if I ever do cry in front of u or anyone else u know I'm hurting a lot and I just can do this on my own
    thatgirlray thatgirlray
    16-17, F
    Jul 26, 2015
    JameyRyder JameyRyder
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 28

    If you know me well, you would know

    that I'm very sensitive. I take things to the heart all the time and I don't know why. I'm just really loving, and I do cry a lot, but only when I'm alone. Lately I haven't cried but there's been so many times I've wanted to. I just hate crying in front of people so much it...
    giaglitz giaglitz
    16-17, F
    Apr 11

    I cried in front of my teacher

    because I failed my final that I worked so hard for. I never cry in front of anyone cause I feel like I let them down somehow. If I cry in front of you, something is really wrong.
    lizc99 lizc99
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jul 26, 2015

    I believe crying is not a weakness.

    I believe that crying is going through so much you have to pour out your emotions in some way. People seeing me crying is like showing people all of my emotions. Facing the dreaded what's wrong? That question is the most confusing to answer with millions of things wrong. Crying...
    PrettyInWhite PrettyInWhite
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Aug 16, 2015

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 21, 2015

    I remember the one time

    that I cried my eyes out at school in front of my small class of 12 students. Thankfully only two other people close to me saw. But it was a really embarrassing thing, and I just couldn't stop, which only made it worse. The class got cut short because of an assembly, so people...
    lunarrose123 lunarrose123
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 27

    I hate getting frustrated

    or mad because I start to cry:/ people get on my nerves and if that's not enough, they start saying Awww I'm sorry I made you cry and stuff! I'm not crying over hurt feelings I'm crying because I'm too nice to kick your butt!
    Countrygirlie Countrygirlie
    18-21, M
    Mar 8

    I hate it when someone sees me crying

    because I don't want them to know how I truly feel. I hate it when someone tells me they'll be there for me because I can't help but to show them my pain and my true self. But in the end, I push them all away, why? Because I don't want, no, I'm scared for someone to get involved...
    MasqueradeJade MasqueradeJade
    13-15, F
    Mar 6

    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...
    ImAlivingParadox ImAlivingParadox
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2015

    I hate it when I get done crying,

    and then someone asks "have you been crying"? I try to hold back the tears but then I lose it and cry even more.
    BeautifulSoul09 BeautifulSoul09
    18-21, F
    5 Responses May 19, 2015
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack
    16-17, F
    Apr 29, 2015

    When you broke up with your guy

    and the circle of friendship that once was there between you, your guy and some friend is broken, that hurt more than the break up it self
    life714 life714
    31-35, F
    Feb 3

    Someone shut me up tonight,

    because my crying is going to reach my homeland ..
    MissGaga MissGaga
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 28

    It's one thing when my husband sees it---but

    family and friends, I hate for them to see me cry. I feel like they look at me as being strong and having them see me cry makes me feel weak and awkward around them
    chickengirl14 chickengirl14
    31-35, F
    4 Responses May 19, 2015

    I just need someone to talk to my age

    even if it's online and on this site :(
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 10

    Have to walk away...no more crying

    for me, I am out of tears.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Feb 24

    I really don't like people to see me cry,

    but it's like when they ask me if I'm okay or is something wrong I start crying. I've been crying ever since I was in PK3;my parents said when I was a baby I was really quiet though so I have no clue how I came to be a "cry baby". My first day of school in PK3 my mom had to go to...
    lifeisastruggle4ever lifeisastruggle4ever
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jun 13, 2015

    I hate people seeing me in a moment of weakness

    when I know I am a lot stronger.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    18-21
    2 Responses May 4, 2015

    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
    5 Responses Feb 4, 2015

    My brother is a bit bigger

    and sometimes I feel so guilty over it and think when he gets older he's going to be overweight.
    BlurryFace21Pilots BlurryFace21Pilots
    13-15, F
    Jan 4

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 3, 2015

    I am crying right now

    because my little 18 month old finally fell asleep...she fell asleep holding onto a picture of her grandma... My mom passed away the day before Thanksgiving. Everywhere we go, if she sees old ladies similar to grandma, she would stare and then approach. I'd apologize, and cry...
    Fellapart Fellapart
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 9

    I don't cry a lot, except maybe

    for being a male. But I have a big deep shame issue with anyone seeing me. I know it's bc men aren't allowed to show strong emotions, especially sadness or vulnerability. I try to reason with and fight past the shame feelings in crying (which increased x2 over the past 4 yrs...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 6
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