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I When Children Cry

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    Over the course of a 23 yr controlling, emotionally and at times physically abusive marriage, I had 4 beautiful children. I was the virtual epitome of the "Martha Stewart" mom. I...
    Chrissy342004 Chrissy342004 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    As a child whenever I would cry my mother would make me look at myself in a mirror. She'd say "look at how ugly you are when you cry", and I never wanted to look ugly. When I cry...
    LadyLuxury LadyLuxury 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 17

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    I'm a stoic, so no one really knows what I'm thinking. Whenever I cry, it's because my emotions have broke loose and I couldn't hold it in. When I do cry, I'm always being called...
    BloodFanatic BloodFanatic 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 22

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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...
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    I always feel like a weak little wimp whenever I cry in front of people,especially if I keep telling myself not to cry/stop crying...
    tearsofabutterfly tearsofabutterfly 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Everyone expects me to be happy all the time. I feel like I'm showing weakness when I cry, and shattering their image of me.
    Evanthe Evanthe 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    Yesterday was a very bad day.One of my kids got spanked and two others got punished.It was morning and we had some diet crackers,none of my kids woke up yet only one of the 10 year...
    luisanapettinson luisanapettinson 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    When I get off of work, everyday I drive those lonely 8 miles home. It never fails, the radio plays some old sad song. Any ol song will do, it will have a line or two that will...
    tornsin tornsin 31-35, M 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I've had a difficult last few years with health issues.These health issues have led to financial problems. These financial problems led to me losing my car. I walk where I need to...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 2 hrs ago

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    Don't know why... I can't help but see crying as being weak. Think that's just what I was told growing up, to never let anyone see me cry because it shows everyone how weak and...
    tvdlover1865 tvdlover1865 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    When I was a high school student,my classmates don't want me because I'm too childish,over-acting.(As one of them approach me and I know of what I am) They ignore & never talk to...
    jonnvee jonnvee 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    I always have my children help me put the groceries away while I'm repackaging and separating meat, fish and poultry. They know the system and they know I'm particular about order...
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Everyone knows all my children so when we go shopping everyone goes. my husband me and my seven children. so while im the store we let the four oldest wonder off TOGETHER and stay...
    happilymarriedus happilymarriedus 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 12

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    This is the best title they had. I don't hate children, I just don't like bad kids. I have a child who has a defiance disorder. It has been so hard. Last night I saw another side...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    So I ran away a couple of days ago, and they made me come back (they= police and family). They said they were gonna change and so far that's bullshit. I am leaving when I turn 17...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    So here I am on a Sunday morning browsing the news on Yahoo....skimming the endless articles about the terrorist in the Middle East, ISIS, the recent Oscars and omg...lets not...
    shakenama shakenama 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    And this I dont like, Id like to be able to comfort someone who cries. I try and work with it. But can it be done?, can it help?. Please dont cry. I will do alot to avoid that...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Feb 18

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    Hello everyone. My name is jack. My story starts six years ago when I met my fiancée. She has full legal and phayical custody through the divorce of her daughters. The father is a...
    Aconcernedparent Aconcernedparent 36-40, M Feb 18

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    I don't normally cry but I have been patient for so long and I want to cry, my dad died last year and my mom is outside the country with my sister for few months, I gradated after...
    friendsseeker friendsseeker 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 19

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    It seems to me that life as i get older becomes more challenging .When my children were younger , life was tough , i was learning to be a good mother and to adjust to the...
    scoobie2412 scoobie2412 41-45 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I am a person who would always take care of my baby sisters. Yeah I end up as the baby sitter. It could be a frustrating experience because of the crying but I Know how to calm...
    Viniciojr12 Viniciojr12 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Yesterday we found a dog who didnt belong to anyone,so today morning me and my 6 year old daughter went together to feed him,the dog was a little far away from our house and no one...
    luisanapettinson luisanapettinson 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    and do anytime I think of my wife and three children.
    bornfem bornfem 56-60 1 day ago

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    I cry because that is the only way I know how to express myself with any emotion I encounter . Happiness, anger, frustration, sadness, embarrassment. I used to hate myself for it...
    ilove2smile ilove2smile 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    I never thought I would meet anyone but met my partner in my 40's. He's the most wonderful, kind man and I love him to pieces. He has 3 grown up children who are great but he's...
    Nortoner Nortoner 41-45 Feb 16

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    Just once could I be happy? Not beat down and told everything that he doesn't feel is right. I'm here at his mercy. I do all he needs at the house, if he asks for something I make...
    Txwoman123 Txwoman123 41-45, F Feb 22

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    Here I sit nearly 10 years post divorce and no closer to my dear children that I was when my Ex's smear campaign began. I wonder if they will ever be back in my life and what I...
    Dad9407 Dad9407 51-55, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    RIP CHRISTOPHER SHORT.... If ONLY your parents didn't turn you loose with free reins, things could of been MUCH different. It's a damn shame when parents care for the men/women in...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 14

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    I cry very easily. Today I went to a funeral, and there, sitting at the back of the hall, when I saw the wife of the man who'd died crying, I just couldn't control myself and...
    RH17 RH17 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    By the time I had children I had been wearing diapers for many years and decided I would not force my children to potty train. I have two sons, one is 19 and potty trained when he...
    jensoasis jensoasis 46-50, F 5 Responses Feb 15

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    I truly admire others who adopt children for whatever reason. I have adopted one girl and one boy. Both are teenagers and are from my husband's former marriage. I love kids very...
    brunettewifeandmom brunettewifeandmom 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I no people always say crying a normal, but I cry to much, and how badly I try not to it happens. Like with my brother the other day hitting me in the stomach so hard it left me...
    dreamychan dreamychan 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Cry as much as you want... but make sure that when you stop crying you never cry for the same reason again.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    I cry because my hope doesn't die.I get angry and cry for hours.Because I see the person who makes me cry every week.It hurts so much.Coincidences never happened when I wanted,but...
    darkblue0909 darkblue0909 18-21, F Feb 14

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    This is not a regret, it's something I've known would happen. Parents thankfully divorced at age 4. My dad had weekend custody and is a great dad. Still, I saw how hard being a...
    MissASC77 MissASC77 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    Sometimes it feels good to cry, it let's all the pain flow out. Crying gives me some relief. Sometimes when I feel like I need to cry I'll listen to sad music while thinking about...
    Greywolf205 Greywolf205 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    When I'm crying don't give me a hug. When I'm crying just give me some tissue and I give you money to buy me ice cream from the store.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    When I give my children an order, I do expect it to be followed. I do not like to repeat myself without consequences . This afternoon, I told my 13 yr old daughter to empty and...
    babeluvs6n2 babeluvs6n2 46-50, F 6 Responses Feb 7

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    I know that I have not discussed it here but I am now in a loving relationship with an older man. I still have my own apartment but I stay over at his house more often than not...
    teresasimpson teresasimpson 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 8

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    I have six amazing children, 3 boys and 3 girls. *Elise, age 17 *Aster, age 13 *Iris, age 12 *Heather, age 9 *Connor, age 9 (Twins w/ Heather) *Casey, age 6 Elise, a senior...
    OliviaTheFab OliviaTheFab 26-30, F Feb 9

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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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