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Is Crying Good for You?


Health & Wellness  (tags: Is Crying Good for You? )

Agnes
- 623 days ago - psychologytoday.com
I used to love to cry, and I realized that this was because I suffered from a chronically stuffed up nose and crying irrigated it. Now, I use a squeeze bottle (it's the same concept as a Neti Pot) to get saline water into my sinuses. I don't cry as often



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Rose NoFWDSPLZ (276)
Monday February 4, 2013, 2:33 pm
I cry
 

Sue H. (1)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 8:29 am
Always makes me feel better. I read once that we store a certain chemical that makes us feel bad. The only way to release it is through our tears.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 3:21 pm
I think crying heals in many ways, I think stopping a feeling carries too heavy of a toll later..just cry when you feel the need to cry and laugh when you feel a giggle inside.
 

paula eaton (30)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 4:25 pm
I feel better after a good cry.
 

Robert B. (58)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 5:02 pm
Crying relieves the overwhelming stress and sense of loss when a loved one dies.
 

Sheila S. (63)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 5:16 pm
Crying serves as a release and a cleansing agent. I agree with others who have noted its healing capacities. One of the worst feelings I can recall is wanting to cry and not being able to.
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 6:56 pm
No. Absolutely not even a little. It is an expression of sadness and frustration, but all you get out of it is a stuffed up nose and swollen eyes and lots of used kleenex. The problem remains unchanged and has to still be dealt with just the same. It is a complete waste of energy.
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 5:43 pm
I find it healing and a good way to help address and cleanse the emotions I'm feeling. Afterwards I always feel a bit more settled and levelheaded. Have been doing that a lot lately since I'm in a really, really bad situation right now, but hopefuly close to the tail end. Thanks Agnes.
 

DSimplyAnnoying O. (191)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 10:52 pm
It certainly releases pent up emotions and is better than keeping them bottled inside...that leads to stress instead of release even if the problem is still there.
 
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