[Spill The Beans] Crying Is Healthy

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Last year, when I received a really touching letter in the mail, I shed a few tears in front of my family…

They were shocked. They truly believed that my tear ducts had malfunctioned years ago. While this may or may not be true, I think they believed that because I do not show emotion in front of people. Growing up, I was taught that crying was a sign of weakness. However, at the age of 23, I’m slowly learning that crying is quite the opposite. Being vulnerable does not mean that you are weak. If you cry over everything, then your strength is definitely debatable. If you cry due to emotional or physical pain, then you are not weak. You have a reason to cry.

By default, women have been designated as the emotional ones. They are expected to be caring, nurturing beings that have to get emotional…

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