Everybody faces a low time in their life but if you want to get out of it you can’t be both strong and a victim at same time. Often when you are suffering, you could misconstrue someone’s sympathy for care and love. But if it becomes a routine, in a longer run the sympathy they have for you would wear out. And then the people from whom you expect sympathy, will grow tired of the dramatic story they keep hearing instead of simple reality.
Remember, the reality is always kinder than the story we tell about it. Sympathy is acquired when you are weak and is short lived, respect is earned when you are strong and patient.