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How do I stop being sensitive and crying over past wounds?

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Last Updated: 05/05/2020 at 4:12am
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Top Rated Answers
September 15th, 2015 5:17am
you just have to realize that your life is way better and you need to stop giving them the power over you by crying because as your crying...they are going on with their lives as if nothing ever happened and still maintain a smile on their faces
January 20th, 2015 1:18pm
Recognize that things in the past can't be changed, and it's best to learn from them and move forward so that they don't repeat themselves.
June 7th, 2015 3:50pm
Have more confidence in yourself,it will just make you stronger. Crying isn't a bad thing, it lets everything inside you go outside you. But crying all the time isn't good. Try to talk to someone and get advice from people you really trust.
June 23rd, 2015 3:01pm
Decide that you aren't going to cry over the same thing twice. Understand that the past is in the past and you can't change it, whether you cry about it or not. Don't look back anymore, look forward, to the future.
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June 21st, 2016 8:19am
The idea is for you to let go of the past, what has happened happened and there is no use holding on to it. Focus on where u are now and where u need to go from here.
July 18th, 2016 2:34pm
It's okay to cry, crying is natural. Past wounds are wounds nonetheless, and they still hurt sometimes. You can keep carrying on though, and eventually those wounds will heal.
January 18th, 2015 5:23pm
Stopping being sensitive isn't the way to go, but you can stop mourning over wounds of the past. Try and always see the good parts of your wounds. If you lost someone, remember the good times. If you didn't take an opportunity, think about the good things that turned out through your decision. Always remember the good stuff if the past is about to overwhelm you.
April 25th, 2015 11:57pm
By moving on in your life by not looking back...take a step forward, learn to walk again, like take a foot forward just like walking normally rather look forward, dont look around ....sometimes even people round you hurts you ...
January 4th, 2016 4:18pm
You tell yourself that things happen for a reason, and you believe it. It does take time to heal, sometimes a very long time, but eventually you will find that strength and you need to hold onto the fact that there is a plan for you and this is all part of your plan. It's happened for a reason, and you need to start looking forward rather than what's been in the past, and looking forward to living the rest of your plan.
March 14th, 2016 12:14am
By sharing your stories and overtime things will get easier and not to hard for many to overcome this stage.
May 9th, 2016 8:49pm
Why would you want to stop this? As long as it is balanced and you can function in daily life, crying is not a bad thing. It usually means you are allowing yourself to let go and process old wounds. In any sense it would be way worse if you just held it inside and never let anything out. Being sensitive is okay, you're allowed to feel. If you think it is too much you can always find help in dealing with it. So it is not something you have to deal with alone.
August 18th, 2015 4:15pm
You let go of the past and stop letting it hold you back. Dont let the past somethjing that doesnt exist determine your present.
October 3rd, 2016 9:35pm
cry as much as you can and let everything out at once. We often try not to cry but I will advice you to go ahead and take out whatever your heart is holding, then a point will come when you wont cry any more and will move on automatically.
May 5th, 2020 4:12am
It's really hard letting things go- trust me, I would know. However, that does not mean it is completely impossible. There are several mechanisms and things you could do. For example, journaling is a very popular one. It allows you to let go of all your thoughts without actually speaking it. You could also talk to someone you trust/love. This also works, which is writing things on a plate you don't really want, and then breaking. Or even, writing down your thoughts on a tiny piece of paper, and then throwing that paper in water (be careful not to litter though of course).