There are stereotypes that cause a lot of harm when we think they’re true or try to conform to them: “boys don’t cry,” “girls are too emotional,” “it’s not good to show your emotions,” etc. Some people wrongly believe that, if it’s possible to avoid crying, that’s the best thing.
Crying or feeling your emotions is definitely not a sign of weakness. On the contrary, it’s even been said that you have to be strong to cry.
How can you figure things out?
When possible, you can choose a place, a time, or people with whom you feel comfortable letting your emotions go… Expressing your emotions instead of holding them in is much healthier. The more you repress them and the longer you wait to talk to someone about your problems, the less you listen to yourself and the more your problems will grow and get harder to solve. Once we’ve expressed our emotions, we immediately feel better. You can also use writing to put your issues in words, so you can then better explain them to someone else. When you look inside yourself to identify what’s wrong and express it (orally or in writing), it allows you to think, make decisions, move forward, etc.