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Do you ever feel like crying just to cry?

Asked by shego (10908 points ) February 3rd, 2010 from iPhone

Well, I don’t know, I just feel like crying. I’ve felt like this for a couple of days now, yet I don’t understand why. Does it happen to you? What do you do when you get the feeling?

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Violet's avatar

Yes, especially if I am PMSing, or when I think of my dog who died

augustlan's avatar

Occasionally. The best thing for it is to watch a really sad movie and have yourself a good cry. You’ll feel better afterward!

kheredia's avatar

Yes, there are times that I feel more sensitive to normal every day things. Like for example, I have two dogs that I absolutely adore and sometimes when I see an older dog I think about my dogs and how much I’m going to miss them when they’re not around anymore and I end up crying. Or when I see a polar bear commercial.. or any commercial that has to do with animals suffering. Sometimes I feel stupid for crying over little things like that but then when I think about it.. crying makes me feel better.. especially if i’m not having a good day.

borderline_blonde's avatar

@kheredia I do the same thing when I think about my kitties :(

I also feel like randomly crying a lot when (okay, don’t laugh) I get really thirsty. It’s the weirdest thing, but I get so emotional if I’m dehydrated. Maybe that isn’t weird at all, but I think it’s a strange reaction to have when the best solution, really, is to just go fill a glass of water haha

skfinkel's avatar

I know the sensation you are talking about, but I haven’t had it in a while. Now that you have reminded me of it, I kind of miss it. It’s like a special sensitivity to the world. Kind of nice in a strange way.

princessbuttercup's avatar

Usually I want to cry because I’m thinking of something sad.

Scarlett's avatar

Yes, just like sometimes I’ll smile out of nowhere or laugh because I’m so happy, I cry to let out pain or sadness, it’s therapeutic for me. It’s healthy to cry to get out something.

rangerr's avatar

I watch sad movies for the purpose of making myself cry.
It just feels good when you are stressed.

SeventhSense's avatar

We’ve all been there. Just cry and be happy you can still feel. ‘There may come a time when you are just numb from life.

Tenpinmaster's avatar

Yes, I know exactly how you feel. Sometimes I get so sad for no reason and I just want to cry myself to sleep. Sometimes there doesn’t even have to be anything wrong you just have a strong emotional response to cry. It’s ok to cry though, its healthy and its normal.

Pandora's avatar

I think everyone has done it at some time. It could be hormonal or a slight depression. Holding in sad feelings or fustration or even anger over uncontrolable moments can build up over time and a good cry can help release all that tension. Watch a sad movie and just let it go. Steel Magnolias, always makes me cry. Go for it.

filmfann's avatar

Absolutely, for example: now.
At this point I decide whether I want to watch a sad movie, and cry it out, or increase it, to improve my creativity.
Good cry-it-out movies would include “The Color Purple”, “Joy Luck Club”, and “Waterdance”.

zephyr826's avatar

My cry-it-out movie is Little Women. Sometimes I’ll look for a cry-it-out book as well. In my opinion, the occasional need to cry is normal. I know several people, myself included, who normally have at least one goo crying jag a month.

SeventhSense's avatar

@filmfann
Dude do you watch Oprah and the soaps too? What guy cries at movies other than Rudy or Superbowl Highlights?

life_after_2012's avatar

I know what you mean. I usually won’t feel like that unless my life is in some kind of chaotic state, but i hold back the tears and i try to remember that life is short and i would rather wear more smiles then frowns.

philosopher's avatar

I cry because I have an Autistic Son. I live in a world that has little understanding of Autism.
Only people trained in ABA can help me or understand my life. I must tolerate ignorant judgmental bullshitters too often.
Sometimes I wish everyone around had to walk in my shoes long enough to comprehend the pain.
I do not feel guilty. The lier’s should.

SeventhSense's avatar

@philosopher
I do not feel guilty. The lier’s should.
What does that mean?

philosopher's avatar

The people who pretend to know how to help or care should feel guilty. If there is a G-d they should fear his punishment. They should fear that they will reap what they sow.
They should fear that I will document the facts in front them. I have made them into fools many times before.

SeventhSense's avatar

@philosopher
You’ve pretty much got it wrapped up.
may put God out of business

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

I’ve done a lot of crying in the last three months, more than I had done in my entire life up to that point. About the only times I cried before this was when the physiotherapists and nurses had to do painful things to my lady in order to heal her. Then we would cry together. Now I cry alone.

I don’t consider it healthy, at least not for me. I was trained from childhood that men shouldn’t cry. Even when I cry in private it causes me to feel shame. My problem, I’m not judging you.

SeventhSense's avatar

Men or women should not cry that much. It’s not healthy to be so preoccupied with self reflection. Once in a while to purge fine, but when it’s daily you need to move on. At one point any women will lose respect for a man who’s too emotional as well. Our gender has certain capacities and one of them is action even in duress. Who’s going to hold down the fort if the whole household is blubbering.

evandad's avatar

No, but as I get older it seems to take less to set me off. A touching moment in a movie will bring tears to my eyes these days.

filmfann's avatar

@SeventhSense I admit to being a sentimentalist. I do cry at weddings, funerals, and Lord of the Rings.

SeventhSense's avatar

Funerals ok maybe..but weddings? Maybe if you’re in the bridal party..dude…dude

augustlan's avatar

I love a sensitive man. Just sayin’.

SeventhSense's avatar

@augustlan
Mama please..
There’s Richard Gere and then there’s Richard Simmons.

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