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I Do Not Like People to See Me Cry

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    My friends say I can be too emotional.

    They also say I can seem too hard hearted. I cry a lot in my room alone, the door locked.
    Liebenbergmrl Liebenbergmrl 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 31, 2015

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    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack 16-17, F Apr 29, 2015

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    I'm a silent suffer. I take everything in

    and keep it all in. I literally push it so far down and it turns into a mountain of issues and then I explode like a volcano when I get alone. I'll try to laugh it away but then the hysterical laughter turns in to silent tears...
    leadmenot leadmenot 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 30, 2015

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    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
    raythedragon raythedragon 16-17, F Jul 26, 2015

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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...
    chasingDragonflies chasingDragonflies 18-21, F Dec 12, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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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 5 Responses May 19, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    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 a week ago

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    When a child cries we usually go to them,

    wipe their tears, caress their hair and cheek then say the sweetest words to calm and cheer them up. Crying is a normal act done by children, they who are very vulnerable, and adults clearly understand it. In the adult society, there's a saying that "crying is for the weak" a...
    ContradictionIsMe ContradictionIsMe 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 31, 2015

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    Dear Future Husband, Today feels the same

    as last night. Maybe I'm just feeling lonely. Maybe that's it. I've lost my friends recently. It sounds cliche but I didn't do anything, one decided to pick a fight over nothing, the rest like her more. They're just disappearing one by one. It's scary how someone that close...
    AlexisOwO AlexisOwO 18-21, F Dec 14, 2015

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 22, 2015

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    Sitting in my room, crying my way through The

    Undateables :'D I adore this show!
    guriinii guriinii 26-30, M a week ago

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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, 2015

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    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

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    it's only okay if they are crying ,

    too. my teacher was leaving (she was the best teacher ever, she taught us how to learn) and I was crying in front of my old crush. he looked right at me. it was horrible
    yopper52 yopper52 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2015

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2015

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

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    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Dec 17, 2015

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    Dear Future Husband, Not sure

    if I should address this one to your or myself. The sky is crying was morning. How sad.. It makes me reflect that everyone's fighting their own battles. I wish I could end their suffering..I wish everyone was happy..I wish we lived in a world of peace.. You know? I probably...
    AlexisOwO AlexisOwO 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2015

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    Sometimes just being alone

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

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    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

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 28, 2015

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    Or rather.. I dont like it myself.

    . and dont like others seeing. At funeral not long time ago, it was all too much to carry inside in the end.. I had kept myself strong.. but when they had just lowered the casket i felt overwhemled by sadness, i couldn't hold it in anymore. all the 50+ people attending my...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 5 Responses Feb 3

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    Last year I had a major identity crisis.

    .. That's right, I became someone that not only cried in public, but I would cry over what seemed like miniscule things. I'm still trying to recover and feel like those that watched me go through this bizarre 9 mos period of my life still think less of me and my ability to handle...
    cpfsa cpfsa 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2015

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    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

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    Today I actually cried in front of people today

    and wasn't judged or laughed at or anything! It was at a concert when Twenty One Pilots was playing.. I really hate crying in public but their songs mean so much to me and it's a bit silly to say this but there music seriously saved me... Anyways... Everyone around me was so...
    RachelDare RachelDare 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 6, 2015

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    shadewolf7 shadewolf7 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 13, 2015

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    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

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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 22-25, F Feb 17, 2015

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

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    Pinaybarbie Pinaybarbie 36-40, F 6 Responses May 27, 2015

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    Someone shut me up tonight,

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

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    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

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    mechbattleextreme mechbattleextreme 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 7, 2015

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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.
    BeautifulSoul09 BeautifulSoul09 18-21, F 5 Responses May 19, 2015

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    Actually, I don't mind

    that people see me crying, although I seldom cry. I don't want to be seen as vulnerable, though, with certain people, in certain situations.
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 21, 2015

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    I don´t let people see my cry.

    It just shows that I am vulnerable and where I am vulnerable. That´s why I NEVER EVER would cry in front of other people!
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2015

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    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

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    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

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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 4 Responses Jul 7, 2015

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