Have a Good Cry?

Old 11-03-2018, 04:48 AM
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I read recently that having a good cry can be as therapeutic as having a good laugh.

I know having a laugh can lift my spirits but giving way to tears is something I try not to do.

What do other members think?
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Old 11-03-2018, 05:11 AM
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We're all wired differently. I'm a crier for sure. I do think it's therapeutic too but some people just don't. I was always the big crier in my family! I know that in my country tears are usually frowned upon. I don't agree with that but that's the way a lot of us were raised.
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Old 11-03-2018, 05:15 AM
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The laughing way is the most fun for me. But, sometimes a cry is what's needed along with a session of serious prayer. I pray for His peace that passes understanding and when it arrives, it is a true blessing.
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Oh yes, I prefer laughing but sometimes a good cry gets things out very well. Until the next time.
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“ Laughter doeth good like medicine” I prefer to laugh but sometimes tears cannot be avoided. What I don’t like is when sorrow gets caught in my chest and I can’t cry.
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I am a cry baby.

Have been since elementary school. That did not work out well.

I am now 77 and still get periods of weepiness that last for a week or two. The upside is that the periods are more infrequent now. I also seldom get headaches and do not have ulcers. I rarely wear makeup, so that is not usually an issue, either.

Sometimes I wonder if being a "yeller/screamer/shouter" would be more effective with dealing with the rest of the family members. Logic/reasoning/calmness does not seem very effective when "they" are "on a roll".
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Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
I am a cry baby.

Have been since elementary school. That did not work out well.

I am now 77 and still get periods of weepiness that last for a week or two. The upside is that the periods are more infrequent now. I also seldom get headaches and do not have ulcers. I rarely wear makeup, so that is not usually an issue, either.

Sometimes I wonder if being a "yeller/screamer/shouter" would be more effective with dealing with the rest of the family members. Logic/reasoning/calmness does not seem very effective when "they" are "on a roll".

Yes, I’ve heard that it’s better to be a ‘yeller/screamer/shouter’ as it gets rid of those pent up emotions.

I tend to bottle things up and keep my opinions to myself. Perhaps I should give vent in future and see if I feel any better!
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Originally Posted by Moira in N.E. England View Post
Yes, I’ve heard that it’s better to be a ‘yeller/screamer/shouter’ as it gets rid of those pent up emotions.

I tend to bottle things up and keep my opinions to myself. Perhaps I should give vent in future and see if I feel any better!
I'm a sympathy crier. I'm not nearly as bad as I used to be. Maybe it's because as I've gotten older, I'm more apt to get things out. Not always in the most beneficial way to others I used to never say anything and just bottle it up. Now I'm more likely to speak up and let my feelings be known. I feel better about myself for not letting others walk all over me. Not sure how others feel about it
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Crying can help release chemicals to make you feel better. I have depression issues and cry way too much, but I count it as helping even though I really wish I wouldn't go to tears so easily.

https://www.medicaldaily.com/cry-it-...w-tears-333952
https://science.howstuffworks.com/li...ns/crying1.htm
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I'm a crier. I can't read "The Giving Tree", "Love You Forever" or "Charlotte's Web" without crying.
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