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I Do Not Like People to See Me Cry

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 15,037 People

    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack 13-15, F Apr 29

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    Pinaybarbie Pinaybarbie 31-35, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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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 Feb 17

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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 hope I never cry in front of another human

    being again. However, I know this will be a challenge for me. I have low self-esteem, and I am easily hurt by harsh, unkind words. I have learned that crying is weakness, yet I will always be the sort of person who cries easily. When I was a child, I was told that crying never...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 31-35 2 Responses Apr 21

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    I hate when people see me cry.

    I feel like I'm weak when people see me cry. I know that it's natural and that everyone does it but... That's just how I feel. I can't let people see me cry. If they do see me crying I feel even worse. Like I'm not good enough and that I'm weird.
    findingmyself1 findingmyself1 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 21

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    I hide when I cry. When I was a kid my mom

    would yell at me for it, my stepdad (take your pick, there were several) would ridicule me for it. "I'll give you something to cry about!" was heard pretty frequently in our house. I would run outside or hide in my room. Now that I'm an adult, I lock myself in the bathroom or...
    CMBd625 CMBd625 31-35, F 1 Response May 19

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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 2 Responses Dec 12, 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...
    RedHwaiting RedHwaiting 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    jtymez4 jtymez4 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    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.
    complex7 complex7 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    I'm always crying, and I'm quite proud

    that no one knows. It hurts to be me every moment of each day. I have always disliked myself, but in the back of my mind I assumed it would get better. That my self-hatred was just being emotionally immature, or it was because I was alone. Now that I am older (31) with a lovely...
    chasingwaterfalls chasingwaterfalls 31-35, F 4 Responses May 9

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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 29

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    pardax pardax 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    when I feel like I need to cry I wait

    for everyone to fall asleep and I lay in my bed with my head phones on and my music up and cry myself to sleep...
    Louder4life Louder4life 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 2

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    I hate it so much. a few weeks ago,

    someone I care about ended up in hospital while I was working at a show- my mum texted me to tell me . I just sat in the back passage; trying to hold back stupid tears. And he of course the guy I like found me, I just broke down. It makes me feel weak and vulnerable when I cry...
    Meghan14x Meghan14x 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Im not one of those guys

    who feel they must never ever cry. Crying is a good release, and in my own time, when watching some movie with a heartbreaking story, i do enjoy just letting the tears flow, however, i have gone to great lengths to avoid letting anyone SEE my cry. Enjoying the full range of...
    MrWinstonSmith MrWinstonSmith 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 12

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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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    I just think it's awkward

    and I don't like looking weak
    princessfenty princessfenty 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2014

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    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.
    HelloLovelyPerson HelloLovelyPerson 18-21, F 5 Responses May 19

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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 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 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    BrilliantScarlet BrilliantScarlet 13-15, F May 19

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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 don't like crying in front of my parents,

    i always try to hide from them cuz i know it worry them a lot, but i do thanks them a lot every time they find me crying.
    viperguy96 viperguy96 18-21, M Apr 16

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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 Dec 12, 2014

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    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

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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 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 2 Responses Feb 3

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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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    kayliehames kayliehames 13-15, F 9 Responses May 20

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    I don't remember the last time

    that I cried in front of anyone. I love my girlfriend very much, but she has never seen me cry. The bathroom is my best friend when I need to cry.
    cfalconyunica cfalconyunica 26-30, M 3 Responses May 20

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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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    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 6 Responses May 19

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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 am glad that I was born female

    because this makes crying a lot more excusable. If a man cries in front of others, he will lose all respect. Although there is not as much of a stigma attached to a girl crying, I still don't like to have other people see me do it. Animals don't cry. Sometimes I wish I lacked...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 31-35 a week ago

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    Because sometimes it's my therapy

    and I need to release what I feel and then I'm able to move on but sometimes my eyes and heart have a mind of its on.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 9

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    i hate when people see me cry

    but when I watch titanic I just can't hold it back I cry every time.
    ZachCrip ZachCrip 16-17, M 4 Responses Apr 22

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    People used to shame me

    for crying. Most of them would call me weak or act like I'm weak. I hated it.
    MisunderstoodGirl69 MisunderstoodGirl69 13-15, F 1 Response May 19

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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 Response Mar 30

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    Sometimes I try to force myself to cry in

    public by thinking of things that always make me cry when I'm alone. But I don't know why it doesn't. I guess for me It's not that I don't like when people see me cry. But I can't cry im front of other people.
    Darkhell12 Darkhell12 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The last time that I really cried was

    when I saw my great grandpa die. He was one of the closest people that I was close to and I trusted him with the world. I just remember that he stayed alive for me until I showed up and then I told him that it was okay to go and then he passed away. That was more than 6 years...
    JustMe0923 JustMe0923 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 25

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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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    piatossgirl piatossgirl 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I know he hates when I cry

    and doesn't know how to handle it, I try not to let him see me cry. Usually when I drop him off at the train station we are running late so I just pull as close as I can, he gives me a hug and quickly goes to buy ticket and get on train before it takes off. It's always night...
    jadedforeternity jadedforeternity 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I used to let people see me cry

    but after all that I want people to know that I'm okay....I don't want them to know I'm silently breaking a little more everyday
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 21

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