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I Do Not Like People to See Me Cry

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    My face turns red and ill pretend to go tonthe bathroom or if its bad enough ill run outta of where ever im at
    RavenHearts RavenHearts 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I Must Overcome This. - This is something that hinders my desire to communicate to people when I'm upset. Not to mention that I cry so easily sometimes, and trying to talk while...
    RelianceOnScience RelianceOnScience 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2011

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    Ive always been one to hold others while they cried, the one that wouldnt cry while everyone else did and that logic stuck with me, i feel that i need to be strong for those that...
    Shadoevines Shadoevines 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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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...
    puberro puberro 70+, F Mar 31

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    I try my best to not cry in certain circumstances. Its just an odd thought to think its not okay to cry in public, but I just don't want people to know that I'm sad or depressed...
    AnythingQuiet AnythingQuiet 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    I'm way too prideful. So if I have someone watch me cry is like showing a secret weakness of mine. And then it can be used against me in soo many ways.. So, I prefer not to but the...
    missdaize22 missdaize22 18-21, F Feb 23

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    I feel embarrassed when I cry because I feel like I should be strong. I am also used to holding my emotions in so letting it out in front of someone takes time. I don't like my mom...
    Smileeboo Smileeboo 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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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...
    caijedu caijedu 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    My best friend of 11 years has never seen me cry. My cousin, that I consider my brother, has never seen me cry and we've been nearly inseparable since birth.
    agm0829 agm0829 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    So a coworker makes really rude sexual comments to me when his wife is not around. She was aware of this before they married. So I just put up with it. I put on a fake smile when...
    yesenia25 yesenia25 26-30, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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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...
    justinlimbertake justinlimbertake 41-45, M 7 Responses Apr 10, 2013

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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...
    nadiney nadiney 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 25, 2012

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    It is so hard to hold in your tears.
    ashthenobody ashthenobody 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    I hate it when people see me tear up! It makes me feel that they are sorry for me and then I just get embarrassed! I barely cry anymore but it's still not fun having people see you...
    cotygal123 cotygal123 13-15, F Dec 26, 2013

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    Bawling... At Work *blush* - Gees Louise! Monday I was having a really rough morning. Over the past couple weeks my office has been calling into AT&T to get our sales cleared...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 22, 2009

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    Very few people have seen me cry in my lifetime I just lock my own feelings away and put others first
    woodyemma2013 woodyemma2013 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    Dont Want Them To See - I have a very bad insecurity problem so I'm usually depressed. And I cry a lot. But when I do cry I go 2 my room and just put the covers over my head. I don...
    imperfect19 imperfect19 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2012

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    I don't like for people to see me cry because I feel like it's a sign of weakness. That's just me. People see me as a strong and independent person, so if I cry and they see it, I...
    GeorgiaPeach03 GeorgiaPeach03 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I've always been an optimistic person; even as a child in the midst of homelessness and poverty, I would hug my mother and tell her, "It'll be alright Mama- we'll be ok." Now as a...
    iCaii iCaii 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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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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    I'm a guy and every time i think of being alone i cry. I cried alone, in front if my parents and my therapist before. What the **** is wrong with me...
    gitzai gitzai 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I usually hide away in my room, and sob my heart out. However, now that I live on campus, I no longer have a room of my own at home, and I sleep on the couch while there. So I try...
    DeJeKlu DeJeKlu 18-21, F Mar 30

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    But I just did in front of my little sister. Reason being that my mom is out of town.. Whenever I called her for past 5 days she just put the phone down with 'I'm busy right now...
    Komolink05 Komolink05 18-21, F Jan 31

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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...
    RoobieCatenis RoobieCatenis 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I feel like when people see you cry, they're going to use it against you. Or maybe against me. It's a very personal thing, that I don't like crying in front of others. I'm fine and...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 15

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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...
    kiara1234 kiara1234 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I was getting drunk with some new friends for the one of the first times. They were my first friends in awhile. I was lost in thought about actually obtaining friends and got real...
    swamiepstein swamiepstein 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 25

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    Tears In The Darkness - My tears usually flow at night when I am sad. I think it stems from my childhood always trying to be the tough little girl. I listened to all of the...
    CuriousAngelina CuriousAngelina 46-50, F 3 Responses May 6, 2012

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    I had this girlfriend and her name was Bella we were in love like deep romantic love but one day we were fighting and she ran onto the street and got hit bye a truck right in front...
    laracolarossi laracolarossi 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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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...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 11, 2008

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    This is true. But when I get super duper mad I start bawling.
    jenneruz jenneruz 26-30, F Jan 28

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    I've always been a 'tough' person. I feel like if other people saw me cry, it would be like they won their stupid bullying game. Once in a while, though, I'll break down in front...
    copperyellowlion copperyellowlion 18-21, F Jan 31

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    to me it is very embarringsing, as a child I wasn't allowed to show my feelings and cry and would always get hit for it. nowadays i won't even allow myself to get so deep into...
    thelostgirl25 thelostgirl25 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Crying Makes Me Feel Weak - Going through life I have always just "kept going" Give me hell and I'll walk through it....everyone is always saying, Jen you are so strong...
    jenfur210 jenfur210 31-35, F 6 Responses Sep 5, 2009

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    Seeing someone cry in general is really annoying. I'm not a comforter. I don't know how to comfort anyone. I've tried a few times but it's awkward and i feel weird. Seeing someone...
    Yogurtree Yogurtree 18-21, F Mar 12

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    So if I ever need to cry, I wait until I'm alone. I don't want anyone else to know I'm sad or why. Usually it's a silent cry but for some reason today, I had a really hysterically...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    I've never really like it when people see me cry. I don't know why. Maybe it's a vanity thing that I don't want people to see me all blotchy eyes swollen snot everywhere (I'm not a...
    Konalover0210 Konalover0210 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Happened earlier today, cried as angry as I get at times when I let it happen. It doesn't get easier no matter how many times I hold in my tears and all that it entails. Just wipe...
    RadRen RadRen 22-25, F Mar 30

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    Makes Me Feel Like Less Of A Man. - Like I said...it makes me feel like less of a man...I'm 20...i'm already struggling with who I want to be,where I wanna go, and this and that...
    Jnrx Jnrx 18-21 1 Response Jun 2, 2011

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    Well its not that I don't like it because for some reason when I look sad or cry people like to comfort me like, it can be strangers even the toughest of the toughest try to...
    ShaddFreshboiii ShaddFreshboiii 18-21, M Mar 13

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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...
    cutieblue cutieblue 16-17, T 1 Response Jan 11

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    I cried in public today, it really wasn't a surprising experience, I actually buried my father earlier, we weren't very close at all since I was a child, but seeing him and knowing...
    iambruceq iambruceq 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I'm that type of person I want cry in front of no one I go somewhere privative in cry. The only time I'll cry in people see me is that person dying that's the only time other than...
    Purplequeen21 Purplequeen21 18-21, F Feb 27

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    1) I rarely cry because I see it as a weakness. 2) I am a veeeeery ugly crier. 3) If you do see me cry, I suggest you look away before you turn into stone.
    NeeverForget NeeverForget 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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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...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 8, 2012

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    I always cry alone. - I have to trust you beyond anything before I will let you see me cry. I am tough (on the outside).  Not always so tough on the inside.  But you wouldn't...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F Dec 3, 2013

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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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    The most mind bobbling question of all! How do people see me?
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