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It’s Okay to Cry – Here is Why?

it's okay to cry

People cry, not because they are weak. It is because they’ve been strong for too long.

-Johrny Depp

We all have cried, all of us do, at some or the other point- for some or other reason. It helps us feel light, no? Crying is like an emotional release when we have no other way to let out or deal with a situation. 

Just like fruits and veggies, emotions and feelings need to be digested too. When we don’t process them on time, it may turn out to become a frustration, which may eventually affect our mental health.

It’s okay to cry

Crying is a natural emotional response to stress, sadness, pain, or even joy. Despite this, crying is often seen as a weakness, especially among men, who are often taught to hide their emotions and remain stoic. However, crying is a healthy and necessary way to express and release emotions, and it’s important to acknowledge that it’s okay to cry.

Why is it okay to cry?

Crying is a natural and necessary way to release emotions. When we cry, our bodies release stress hormones and other toxins that can build up in our bodies when we’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Crying is a way to release these emotions and toxins, which can help us feel better physically and emotionally.

Crying is also a way to process and work through our emotions. When we cry, we’re allowing ourselves to feel our emotions and acknowledge them, rather than bottling them up or ignoring them. This can be an essential step in dealing with difficult situations and moving forward.

Additionally, crying can bring us closer to others. When we cry in front of someone, we’re showing vulnerability and allowing ourselves to be seen. This can help build trust and intimacy in relationships, as well as help others understand what we’re going through.

Despite these benefits, many people still feel ashamed or embarrassed to cry, especially in public or in front of others. This can be due to societal expectations or pressure to appear strong and in control at all times. However, it’s important to remember that crying is a natural and healthy response to emotional situations, and it’s okay to cry.

It’s also important to remember that there is no shame in crying, regardless of gender. While women are often portrayed as more emotional and allowed to cry more freely, men are often taught to hide their emotions and remain stoic. This can lead to men feeling ashamed or embarrassed when they cry, and may even prevent them from seeking help or support when needed.

However, crying is a universal human experience, and it’s important to remember that everyone cries. It’s not a sign of weakness, but rather a sign of strength and courage to allow yourself to feel and express your emotions.

Why is it ok to cry?

If you’re struggling with allowing yourself to cry, there are a few things you can do to help. 

In conclusion, crying is a natural and necessary way to express and release emotions. It’s important to remember that there is no shame in crying, regardless of gender or societal expectations. By allowing yourself to cry and processing your emotions, you can improve your mental and emotional well-being and build stronger, more intimate relationships with others.

Wrapping Up

It’s absolutely okay to cry. In fact, it’s more than ok – it’s healthy, natural, and necessary. Crying allows us to release our emotions, connect with others, and heal. We should never feel ashamed or embarrassed for crying, regardless of gender or societal expectations. We should give ourselves permission to feel our emotions fully and express them in a healthy way. So go ahead and cry – it’s a sign of strength, not weakness.

So, next time you see someone crying, please don’t judge them. If it is possible, be there for them, this could mean a lot to them.

If you’re a man, it is okay to cry too, because men too need to let out, they too may have emotional turbulence. There is nothing to be ashamed of. Know that only strong people dare to show their feelings.

Crying for mental health

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    AnnaClaire
    July 17, 2023 at 8:39 pm

    Great post! Really important to share this info

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    Haley Murphy
    July 18, 2023 at 6:46 am

    I think it is important for people to be in touch with their emotions. Burying feelings is bad for mental health. A good cry feels good!

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