I Really Hate Crying In Front Of Others

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    i don't like to cry in front of other people

    but i seem to have absolutely no problem doing it when im alone and watching something sad or remembering something i didn't want to cry about in front of others
    Pangy54321 Pangy54321
    22-25, M
    Mar 6, 2016

    It makes me feel weak,

    like if I cry in front of you, trust me I've reached my limits. I think people are silently judging me, "What the **** is wrong with her?" or "I really don't care why is she crying"
    QueenxChance QueenxChance
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 12, 2016

    I spend all day attempting to act tough

    and like I'm stronger than the average person when it comes to hardship, so when I end up breaking down in front of people I feel weak. All the effort I put into proving that I am a strong independent woman who has control over her emotions goes down the toilet.
    TheWonderer93 TheWonderer93
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 19, 2016

    Never want to cry in front of others

    because it makes me look weak and it would make things worse with me being bullied
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jul 8, 2015

    I always have. I guess I just see it

    as a weakness and that if I do maybe I won't be as attractive in their eyes. I'm not exactly sure. I don't like showing my emotions alot.
    natalie243 natalie243
    22-25, F
    Apr 20, 2016

    I used to be proud of crying.

    My girlfriend told me it was okay to cry, and I believed her. After we broke up though, I just started hating it all over again. Those tears were signs of weakness and pain and vulnerability. I try to hold in my tears as much as I could, but sometimes things just get too hard...
    notthatoneguy notthatoneguy
    16-17, M
    4 Responses Dec 15, 2015

    Hate when i end up crying infront of people

    and they just think im a weak person!! i always just thinkl, you dont know whats happening in my life, dont judge me!
    essie17 essie17
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 10, 2016

    I got asked some difficult questions on here

    yesterday about the three years of abuse I suffered and it was awful. It really is like experiencing it again talking about it, I know they say confession is good for the soul.🔗............
    Ducostrinity Ducostrinity
    18-21, F
    Jan 29, 2016

    My mum says I shouldn't cry cause it gets my

    dad worried but it's hard not to 😭😭💔💔
    stargazer1928 stargazer1928
    13-15, F
    Nov 13, 2015

    I feel like an idiot.

    As do I when I pour out my feelings....feelings suck.
    soulrunher soulrunher
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Sep 12, 2015

    I just get so stressed

    or angry then end up crying randomly because I hate showing my feelings in general and then people thing I'm a little sensitive baby for having feelings or producing tears and I hate it. So I try to hold it back and sometimes it doesn't work but I'm supposed to be strong they...
    Maxernst Maxernst
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 10, 2016

    That moment when you

    and your friend are having a heart to heart so she starts crying, but then you remember you're an ugly crier so you try your hardest to fight back your tears Lmao
    Cleopatra05 Cleopatra05
    22-25, F
    Nov 21, 2015

    It makes me feel so..

    . Weak! I'm not allowed to feel weak. I'm not a weakling. I need to be strong.
    AmeliaC2002 AmeliaC2002
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 10, 2016

    Just a few weeks ago My older brother was

    murdered. When finding out that he died my mom and brothers went to my grandma's. that was where everyone was at. They was all hugging and crying. but I tried not to shead a tear because I wanted to stay strong for my brothers and sisters and my mom and dad. I wanted to support...
    lilnekomeow lilnekomeow
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 5, 2015

    I can't stand crying in front of others.

    I hate being fussed over. I'd prefer to be on my own and to sort everything out by myself. When someone asks 'are you okay' that's when you get that lump in your throat and your tears start to cascade down your cheeks. It makes me feel weak and vulnerable. I hate that.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 11, 2016

    I really do hate crying

    and in front of others is worse but then when can I cry I mean all this anger, sadness all of my emotions get canned up till they get let out in a huge ball of emotions, tears and snot
    matthew1323 matthew1323
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 2, 2016

    I hate crying in front of anyone.

    I'm usually pretty good at controlling what emotions I show, but that's the one thing I find infuriatingly hard to suppress. My tactics are pretty much just get away and be alone somewhere so I can silently yell at myself to shut up and smile and "don't you dare cry you...
    MurderAndCreate MurderAndCreate
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 27, 2015

    I don't show my feeling.

    I like to be the one taking care of people rather than people taking care of me.
    Shadowslivin Shadowslivin
    18-21, F
    Dec 14, 2015

    yes I really hate crying in front of others.

    ...I feel no deserves too see me cry.....because the pain that makes me cry the most is when a child crys....because of parents who refuse too care about what they care about.....I cry when others cry too the point of my own issuse are ignored....than I explode like a volcano and...
    RainbowBMFF1122 RainbowBMFF1122
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jan 18, 2016

    I don't won't anyone to see my pain.

    I pretend to be okay even tho my heart is aching all the time. I hold do much in
    gilbertk96 gilbertk96
    18-21, F
    Aug 21, 2015

    I'm having a terrible day.

    .. I can't be in the room, I just started crying...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 29, 2014

    maybe it's because I learned early on

    that tears lead to a longer beating or maybe it's because I don't want people to know when I am hurt so badly inside that I can't keep the tears in.....either way, this is one of my most hated things to do. I either have to be in so much pain (emotional) that I literally have no...
    kk1874 kk1874
    31-35, F
    Apr 21, 2016

    First time I can remember being called a

    "sissy", is when I was around 5 and crying.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2016

    It always makes me feel weak

    and vulnerable so I would much rather hold in my emotions than to cry in front of other people
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Dec 16, 2015

    People tell me Its my fault they don't know im

    sad and cry by myself and ill quote a close mouth doesn't get fed.. I know there not mind readers but I do expect them to understand how demeaning it is.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 16, 2016

    I hate it. it makes me look weak.

    they can't comfort me either, not after what I've lost
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 31, 2015

    I really hate crying in front others,

    I just feel really weak and extremely stupid. For about two years now I have had it under control. If someone ever made me sad to the point of crying I would hold it in and go somewhere in private and cry alone. Lately, that has changed and I hate it. Last Friday I had to go see...
    rubylunaa rubylunaa
    18-21, F
    Sep 16, 2015

    I Feel...

    i've always hated crying in front of others because it makes me feel weak...
    SilverNightmare SilverNightmare
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 13, 2013

    I am pretty sure i had an anxiety attack today.

    i started crying and i couldn't stop. i wonder how many people saw. I didn't really want to talk about it, i don't know how to explain it. It was reallly embarresing. The only thing i wanted to do was leave i did eventually but i just couldn't stop crying i don't even know why i...
    puppylove42 puppylove42
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Feb 10, 2016

    Today at school I started crying

    because of something that happened yesterday. I really didn't want to but I couldn't hold it in. Then everyone started asking me what was wrong and stuff like that.. I didn't want to stay there any longer so I went to the bathroom and called my mom to come get me.
    twerkingnarwhals twerkingnarwhals
    18-21, M
    12 Responses Feb 6, 2015

    I've always tried to be the kind of person

    who can keep their composure even in really emotionally trying times. That kind of failed me around the time mom passed away, but usually I succeed.
    JackMann JackMann
    22-25, M
    Feb 24, 2016

    I act dare and smart people will think I'm

    strong lol I really hate crying in front of others, it makes me weak, I don't want others to know my weakness :)
    bak4u bak4u
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 11, 2016
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Nov 19, 2015

    For one, I'm uglier when I cry.

    I don't want people to think I can't handle what I'm going through (which they may or may not find worthy of complaint). And also what ever I'm crying for, I know I'll get over, so there's no reason to broadcast to the world that I feel like crap if in a couple of days I'll not...
    WritingDesk11 WritingDesk11
    22-25, F
    Jan 9, 2016
    highlyfavored8000 highlyfavored8000
    18-21, F
    Mar 6, 2015

    I do....I really do..

    .which is why later I'm drunk by myself philosophizing and doing so where there are no prying eyes
    Pride49 Pride49
    22-25, M
    Mar 13, 2016

    I shouldve know i shouldve ******* known i

    should have been prepared i cant feel i cant i wont why do i.. Its all my ******* fault
    Mysticalix Mysticalix
    18-21, F
    Feb 24, 2016

    I hate it, because you always want to be

    that strong girl that never cries, but at the same time, you want them to notice how torn apart you are.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses May 20, 2015

    A bad mistake I learned!

    Letting others see you cry. It is a shame to be in hurt and your emotions get the best of you and you cry and some plugged mind person reading you. Seeing what is going on and seeing how it effects you and come back and uses it to make you cry more. End of this!
    Babeondwy Babeondwy
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Aug 25, 2015

    I hate crying in front of people

    and my family, it makes me feel weak and pathetic.
    xXMyLastEscapeXx xXMyLastEscapeXx
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jul 24, 2015

    I feel like I'm weak like they may think I need

    attention cuz I'm crying so I'm always holding my tears back and try not to let them notice
    SleepyHeadSnorelax SleepyHeadSnorelax
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Aug 21, 2015

    My dad told me once that you should never cry

    in front of people you don't trust because it's a sign of weakness. I will hold in sobs but a few tears might fall but you will never see me cry. My friends tell me it makes me seem heartless but I'd rather be heartless then heartbroken.
    whoshookya whoshookya
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2016

    There has been too many times

    when i have cried in front of my best friend Mariah. Lately i feel like its just been embarresing when i do it. I cried once when i found out she is switching schools next year. Then in track practice i was trying javelin for the first time and i didn't know how to do it and...
    puppylove42 puppylove42
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 12, 2016

    Especially my mom. If I cry in front of her she

    often gets upset and yells at me so I try not to but sometimes I can't help it
    jess965 jess965
    16-17, F
    Mar 1, 2016

    Today I found out my grandpa was on a fast

    decline was given a few days. He's been on hospice for 3 months now and in and out of hospital for 2 years. I kind of lost it in dance class and it was extremely embarrassing. I just left so no one could see, and I love dance class!
    rachie97 rachie97
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 21, 2016
    Amandaannann Amandaannann
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jan 27, 2016

    Unfortunately to anxiety

    and bipolar depression... I've cried many times in front of people, especially high school. It was the hardest time of my life. I was suicidal, I was untreated, I cut myself so deep. I drove friends away who didn't understand. Keep in mind, I wasn't some whiny complainer. I had...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 14, 2016

    I just don't like other people seeing me

    that emotionally raw, especially strangers. It feels like I'm being exposed at my weakest and most fragile state, and I'd rather no one see that.
    SqueezeTheLemon SqueezeTheLemon
    26-30, F
    Jan 10, 2016
    cacidy1201 cacidy1201
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 18, 2016

    Where im from if you cry about anything you

    considered a p*ssy or a punk or some sh!t. and i just don't cry much in general so nobody ever sees me cry.
    LiLJunie LiLJunie
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 26, 2016

    When I was 10 I hurt my ankle really badly

    playing soccer. When my parents took me to the hospital the nurse said "how did you not cry, you tore all your ligaments" and I told her, "there were people" like it was the most obvious thing in the world
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 5, 2015

    so I have really bad anxiety

    and things trigger it really easily. such as being yelled at, or doing something wrong. I have panic attacks a lot and I can't do anything about them. they usually happen at dinner time when my father confronts me about things I've done wrong, like my grades (which I have a very...
    sxvenfxld sxvenfxld
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 11, 2016
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