I was talking to a gentleman yesterday and I posed this question. He could not even remember the last time he'd shed a tear. If you are one of those people who rarely cries, even in the midst of pain, what do you use as an outlet?
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Awww... I'll say a prayer for your friend. The love of my life passed away unexpectedly while we were in college. After that, it was like the flood gates opened. I'm much more of an emotional person now. LOL... It doesn't bother me though. :-)
Aw - how sad. Hope your friend has recovered.
Shedding tears is a natural response. Stuffing it seems sad enough to make me cry!
I am sorry to hear about your friend's loss.
That is being tender - hearted! How serious was the illness?
LOL... I guess it wasn't too devastating then. I bet just about every woman remembers.
For myself, I didn't cry for a long time until I saw the movie E.T. That little extraterrestrial got to me, I just cried my eyes out during the whole movie! Nowadays, I cry occasionally but I'm no longer "on strike", if it happens, let them flow.
I agree... Same here. Sidenote: I find it hilarious that you cried during ET. It was definitely a good movie though.
Many of living's 'flows' are blocked by custom; parts of bodies, emotions, hearts & souls get severed from the source. Results vary from kidney problems to bound-up psyches to emotional deprivation. Anger is permitted so it takes over the slack.
Was it the tummy ache that did it? ;-) Or were you sympathizing with poor Dave? Think how bad it must have made him feel!
Well, I hope that the memory of him brings a smile to your face every now and then.
Awwww... Sorry to hear that but I hope that it was therapeutic for you as well.
Wow... that is a lonnnnnnnnnng time to go without crying. You are much better than I am. LOL... :-)
Tears aren't designed to solve problems. You have brains for that. Tears are to relieve pressure, which brains tend to generate. Then after tears, if problem still persists, try sweat! It's designed for the task, along with brains.
Oh, dear, ErinElise! What an awful experience! I'm glad you're OK now! That was definitely a cause to cry - for relief and all kinds of emotions. And your doggie was safe. Ah!
Words can not express how much I understand this type of frustration... Keep your head up an continue to take it one day at a time. :-)
I know the feeling...
That's understandable. Good thing you only "thought" this and it wasn't reality. :-)
You have my deepest empathy padmendra. Hope you're doing well now. I lost my parents in the 1970s and they're still 'with me'. I've just recently lost my last sibling, a sister who was 92. I'm all who's here now.
You just have to learn to fly above the insults and continue to keep your head held high...in spite of. :-)
I can understand how you feel E. Just remember that you were created for a purpose and no one can do what you do and how you do it. It takes a mixture of different kinds of people to make the world interesting.
Good for you... Such genuine appreciation is rare.