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The Top Reasons Women Cry

Updated on March 3, 2013
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By Joan Whetzel

It’s no secret that women find it easier to cry than men. It’s probably mostly a gender thing, but, it’s also at least in part asocial thing. Men are told not to cry or be labeled a sissy, a baby, a “girl” or numerous other ugly terms. So men don’t cry so much. For women, on the other hand, it’s not only socially acceptable to cry, it’s expected. So what are the reasons women cry?

Reasons for Crying – The Good

Women cry for happy events like:

  1. weddings
  2. babies being born
  3. religious rites of passage being met
  4. social rites of passage like graduations

Reasons for Crying – The Bad

Women cry for not so happy reasons, and what some might consider bad things.

  1. They are tired.
  2. They’re watching a tear jerker film.
  3. They’ve lost a loved one.
  4. They’ve reached a point of indecision in a long term relationship.
  5. They’ve had an argument with someone important to them.
  6. Their hormones are fluctuating prior or during a menstrual cycle, because they’re suffering post partum depression, or because they’re going through menopause.
  7. They’re feeling a general sense of sadness or a case of depression.
  8. They’re feeling a sense of relief after a period of hardship.

Reasons for Crying – The Ugly

In this case, a rough set of life circumstances have set things off.

  1. They were dumped by a boyfriend or girlfriend, or they did the dumping.
  2. They’re going through a divorce or ugly custody battle.
  3. Other major events (fire, lost a job, major accident, serious injury, surgery, etc.) has left them in a state of anger, confusion, shock, stress, or disbelief.
  4. No other form of communication has helped them get their point across, and crying is all that they have left.

Women can cry for any number of reasons and they usually find that crying helps improve most of the bad and the ugly circumstances. Some circumstances – like watching a tear jerker – have become socially acceptable excuses for starting a crying jag when you need to cry and just can’t seem to get the tears flowing. Then there’s the happy tears, which aren’t really for soul cleansing purpose, but just flow as an emotional outlet in response to a touching situation.


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    • prasetio30 profile image

      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very informative hub. Now, I know the reasons why the woman cry. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up !


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      Joan Whetzel 5 years ago from Katy, Texas

      Sphinx Sanctum and Larakern I agree with both of you. A good cry does wonders for clearing away all that negative energy. THanks for stopping by.

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      larakern 5 years ago from Georgia

      joanwz- Very true! At times it seems like if I drop a piece of paper I'll start balling my eyes out, haha. I believe that crying is a great way to just let everything fall away and really let go of everything that had been weighing you down. I honestly feel 100% better after a good, long cry. Great post!

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      Sphinxs Sanctum 5 years ago from Southern United States

      A good cry can do wonders for your psyche when you're emotions have been set on 'stop' for too long! One thing that really angers me, is when I hear some men (and even some women) claim that crying is a way to maniupulate others. Sure, maybe there are some people out there who resort to tear-shed in order to get what they want but for the most part, I think that some souls are simply more sensitive than others. This hub gives me more than a few things to think about! Thanks.


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