I'm sensing you call too much with pairs.
Raise your small/medium pairs and cbet it. If you have a pair lower than the board and people call your cbet, just check/fold. Keep value betting the pairs only when it is a overpair.
Call only when you have implied odds
to hit a set. So if a guy with 10BB raises 4BB and everyone folds to you, you don't have the implied odds to call that raise unless it's a big pair that can win on his own and against that open from such a shortstack I'd probably just 3bet the 10BB. You'd be a huge favorite against a lower pair, ATC lower than your pair and flipping against two overcards.