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I Do Not Like People to See Me Cry

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    Well, because they don't get it

    and that seems rather insulting. My tears connect or disconnect me from the person. When I cry, I have been deeply moved and it can happen anytime, anywhere and so I might be caught off-guard and be in company that looks at me blankly. That is not a great place to be.
    jeresey jeresey 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Who gives a ****? I'm grown

    and if it hurts that bad I will cry doesn't matter who's watching
    jordanluuv jordanluuv 18-21, M Aug 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 Jun 11

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    One day I'm going to blow up .

    Everyone will see how much suffering i been through . Nobody believes it. Maybe I am selfish.. That's cause I'm tired of being easy . Easy to help , people always took advantage of my kindness. My tears keep falling. .-.
    Beautybomb Beautybomb 16-17, F 1 Response May 31

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    I cried in front of my friends today

    for the first time in 5 years... I don't like people seeing my cry because they give me the sympathy I don't want... Only ONE or TWO of my friends have seen me genuinely cry, as in a panic cry...
    PendalWitch PendalWitch 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    SaveTheGeek SaveTheGeek 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 21

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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 3 days ago

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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've cried at school many many times

    but always in the bathroom. People have only ever seen me cry at school once and once only, I hold it all in until I can get home and to my room. Anyways this one day I was feeling really sick and I had a bunch of exams which I knew I wouldn't do well on as my health is really...
    BriGrace BriGrace 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    A deep breath and a daydream and please

    don’t blink so i can hold my tears into my face i beg myself not to whimper in front of them it hurts my eyes it hurts my heart but i stay quite, i burn in silence . write it and burn it they say...instead i cut myself .April. SUNNY AND HOPELESS.
    RoobieCatenis RoobieCatenis 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    Goddesslove3 Goddesslove3 18-21, F 2 Responses May 21

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    It's not that I don't like to seem weak.

    I just hate doing this because people don't know what to say to me. This happened today as my friend was taking me home. I held in my tears until I got out of the car and as soon as she left I cried my fill in the front yard before entering my house.
    nemophilist8 nemophilist8 18-21, F Jul 31

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    I cried in the middle of class once.

    Worst thing I could have ever done.
    meganayyye21 meganayyye21 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 20

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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 5 days ago

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    Sometimes my friends say i'm

    so cold bc i never cried in front of them and i never tell them about my worsts .. Idk its just feels like i seek people's pity when i cry ;/
    nonorawi nonorawi 13-15, F 6 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 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 try my best to not cry in front of anyone.

    Only my parents and ex have seen me cry. There are those who have a pretty cry, and then there's me. Swollen eyes, tears and snot flowing, and hyperventilating. It's not a pretty sight. Sometimes I feel guilty, however, that I've worried about my own appearance and not shown...
    puberro puberro 70+, F Mar 31

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    Pride thing for me. It makes me feel weak

    and more vulnerable to others
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I remember one time I was skyping with a friend

    of mine and something we were talking about made me feel that knot in your throat that usually comes before you cry. I had that so I acted like my internet went out and the call "dropped" and I went to cry get it out of my system then I called them back over the phone.
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Sep 18

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    turtlebomb turtlebomb 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I hate it when people see me cry I makes me

    feel weak and variable and I hate that feeling
    Justbeingme14 Justbeingme14 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    I feel that a person is tagged

    as a weak fellow when he cries in public. I am a woman and a cliché that women's biggest tool is tears..being popular among majority of men makes me firm not to show my emotions when i am weak inside. I once cried because of some accusations put about me by my closest friend...
    kiara1234 kiara1234 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    People at my school will blackmail me

    and make fun of me if I cry.😢
    jonahthewhale jonahthewhale 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    At a movie? Don't care.

    In front of the person causing the tears? No.
    niklb niklb 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    The only person who's seen me cry is my

    girlfriend and I was in her arms crying :/ Idk why I don't like people seeing me cry i feel weak when I do and when people see me I feel exposed and vulnerable and I'll never cry in front of my friends because they'd take the puss outa me...so the only person I cry in front of...
    DeadGhost123 DeadGhost123 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I stay in my bedroom

    and hide away or walk away, I don't like it when people see me crying. It just leaves me so helpless and vulnerable.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    To me it makes me feel weak

    if i cry in front of friends, strangers, or family. So most of the time if i cry i will leave the room or try to hide it with some excuse or hold back the tears.
    Sierra1993 Sierra1993 18-21, F Oct 15

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    But yet I can't control it

    when I do. I always apologize in the midst of it since I KNOW I look ridiculous
    jenneruz jenneruz 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 5

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    Especially when you literally can't do anything

    to stop it. When I get extremely mad, ex. Some drunk **** came into our store and started harassing my mother and insulting her for not selling him beer illegally as him being visibly drunk. I got so mad and was about to knock his teeth out, my mother luckily before I did...
    AlwaysAnonnymous AlwaysAnonnymous 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I hate it when I really need to cry

    but I can't because there is people around and I always keep it in and at night sometimes I still can't let it all out.
    lalieornelas lalieornelas 13-15, F Jul 23

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    90slove 90slove 18-21, F 5 days ago

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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 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 5

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    Forewarning: Not a Pleasant Story

    My family dynamic was so skewed and I was taught not to cry too much. My mother's husband that I still refer to as "*******" was a mean drunk and wildly abusive. One such instance that sticks out in my memory was that of dental care. Yes...dental care, or the lack...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 11, 2008

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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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    Only very few in my life have seen me cry.

    . Even though im pretty emotional. I hold it all in and fight it so hard so no one can see my tears. I hate showing people that im weak or broken.. Not everyone is who you think they are.
    caijedu caijedu 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 7

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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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    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 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 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    Wipe your eyes, look forward

    and smile. No one sees your pain that way :'(
    Brookedrumm Brookedrumm 16-17, F Nov 3

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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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    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 6 days ago

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    CarlyAnn93 CarlyAnn93 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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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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    When you yawn and your eyes water*holds eyes

    open so it doesn't leak out of eyes*
    AlwaysAnonnymous AlwaysAnonnymous 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    So the last two days I spent crying my eyes out.

    She knows how to make me feel like everything I do is wrong and I don't know how to make my own decisions and that I'm at fault for everything. Right now I feel so isolated because I she is tracking all my movements. Normally I don't have anybody to talk to about what has been...
    findingbeauty2468 findingbeauty2468 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 27

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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 /hate/ when people see me cry.

    . I feel pathetic and weak..
    WouldyeKindly WouldyeKindly 13-15, T 1 Response Sep 18

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