People feel a wide variety of emotions. Sometimes we are extremely happy, while other times we feel a deep sadness. Unfortunately, many people feel depressed because it is one of the most common health problems these days.
Crying helps relieve stress
This shows that you are not concerned about what others will say
Showing everyone how you feel is probably one of the most courageous things you can do. Expressing your sadness freely makes you a better person because you do not pay attention to what people say about you.
Crying shows that you are not afraid of your feelings
Authorizing yourself to cry shows vulnerability and accepting being sad means that you are not afraid to feel sad and recognize that you are sad.
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