Why We Cry………The Downside of NOT Crying

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The Downside of NOT Crying

Too many tears can make observers uncomfortable, but never crying, may not be mentally healthy.

For various reasons, a lot of people push down their tears; they suppress them. One of the consequences is we sort of deaden ourselves, to suppress or not even notice we have those feelings inside. The way that looks to the outside world is depression.

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Better to acknowledge feelings such as sadness and hurt. Feelings are not about good or bad, it’s just what is.

Those who suppress emotions and cannot cry may be jeopardizing their physical health.  A saying attributed to British psychiatrist Henry Maudsley, among others:

“The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep.”

An encouraging Scripture to go ahead and cry if you need to because: Psalm 30:5 – “Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.”

Adapted from: http://www.webmd.com/balance/features/why-we-cry-the-truth-about-tearing-up

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