I Think Crying Is A Healthy Thing

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 453 People

    I unfortunately lost my ability to cry with my

    clinical depression, and ptsd. Even though depression is no longer active in my everyday life.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 6

    Sad movies, happy reunions,

    tear jerker stories, etc. make me feel better. I love a long and hard cry. The release of emotions is so powerful.
    macncheesevoy macncheesevoy
    18-21, F
    Jun 19, 2014

    I Believe Crying Makes Us More Human.

    Many see crying as a sign of weakness, I don't. And I am not only talking about the tears of joy. I believe that crying is a very primal way of expressing our emotions, it taps in something most of us fear to look into, our animal side, our non conscious self. When our soul and...
    MrSquishy MrSquishy
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 19, 2013

    Crying actually helps me alot more

    than anger or stress. It's alot better and easier as long as it's not in an embarrasing fashion.
    Tagstar2000 Tagstar2000
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Jan 2

    I Do As Well

    Beautiful and Dangerous by Desmond Dekker is one that made me cry. Mainly, because of a woman. She dumped me, but know what? I still love her.
    LawlessTranquility LawlessTranquility
    26-30, M
    Nov 16, 2012

    One

    'As I listened to her voice, I felt her warm tears running down my cheeks.'
    MrSquishy MrSquishy
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jun 8, 2013

    Because I Know The Opposite Is True

    Not crying when you need to cry. It leaves you with a lot of 'stuck' pain. I would have preferred to cry more easily.
    Beanow Beanow
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 17, 2013

    I feel like It's an amazing way to relive built

    up stress and toxins that can harm my body and mind.
    KariAlex KariAlex
    18-21, F
    Jun 19, 2014

    Stress Release

    Crying is a sign of weakness. To some people that is their beliefs. In my raise they say man don't cry even if is a four or five years old. I would always tell my siblings and my kids Crying is not just for babies. Is unhealthy not to cry. To my lovely sisters, ; My best advice...
    wonderMe07 wonderMe07
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 6, 2013

    I don't cry as much as I used to.

    .. I suppose when I am crying it means I'm really hurting.
    utahwriter utahwriter
    41-45, M
    1 Response May 4, 2014

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