“We need to stop hiding our tears and actually share them. It takes a strong person to cry. It takes a stronger person to let others see those tears. We need to be tough enough to be tender, no matter who is watching. (Regina Brett)
Some of us learn from a very age that it is wrong to cry, it is seen as weak, out of control, feeling sorry for yourself.
How often have you said or heard a parent say to their young "big boys don't cry" or "It's OK don't cry"
Crying is a natural human emotions a from of relief from tension that makes us feel much better
Crying also has practical function, It helps lubricate the eyes keeping it moist, helping to protect from dust, and flushes out the eyes when it becomes irritated.
Crying is a from of communication, a universal form of expression, overcoming languages barriers, bringing people together at funerals, birth and weddings helping us to bond with others, expressing sadness, providing support and comfort.
Crying with someone shows you have a sense of what they are going through, that you are listening, It allows the other person to feel safe, free to express and release pain, not be judged
You have a friend you have a shoulder to cry on