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Is it normal to just let it all out and cry?

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Last Updated: 04/09/2019 at 1:34pm
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Top Rated Answers
September 21st, 2015 4:32am
Of course! Crying is a healthy outlet for our pains, you can release a lot of negative energy by crying.
September 21st, 2015 6:16am
Yes it is very normal in fact I find that when I cry and let it all out I feel way better I feel free even.
October 4th, 2015 5:27pm
Yes! Crying is a great way to get your emotions out and just allow your body to experience what it wants to.
October 17th, 2015 7:23pm
It is completely normal! Everyone has that one moment sooner or later where they just want to cry and let their emotions out.
October 19th, 2015 10:12pm
I'm very happy you're able to do this! It's so important to let yourself feel and not bottle things up. It's completely fine to have a power cry - in fact it can be very good for you.
October 20th, 2015 2:32pm
Of course it is normal, crying is healthy. It's not good to keep everything bottled up, that is increasing the amount of stress. Letting it all out is good for you. Doesn't make you weak, it makes you human.
October 22nd, 2015 12:45am
It's totally normal. It happens to the best of us!
October 23rd, 2015 8:02pm
It's perfectly normal! Crying is one of the best ways to let your emotions out and it feels good. It's also better to cry it all all out than caging it inside your heart. It's healthier.
November 2nd, 2015 10:06pm
Yes crying just means you are trying to get out your emotions and there is nothing wrong with crying
November 23rd, 2015 1:15am
Hey. Tears are tears. I know I feel better after I cry sometimes. We all have those times where it's very frustrating and that we've been trying to stay strong and hold it in. Sometimes that isn't the case, but it's okay. You are not weak for crying and letting it out. You're more weak for trying to hold it in.
November 24th, 2015 8:53pm
Yes!! Sometimes you need to just cry and let everything out in order for you to move on and forget things.
January 5th, 2016 1:36pm
From my experience it is. Cry is one of the best form of letting out all that trouble in mind. I even feel refreshed after crying. It's like you throw all your problem away and restart anew
February 15th, 2016 1:50pm
You are wondering if it is normal and alright to just let it all out and cry. You feel like you would like to let it all out and cry sometimes.
February 16th, 2016 7:01pm
Crying is one of the best things anyone can do. In the end it makes you feel better because you have let it all out!
February 22nd, 2016 12:49am
Completely normal. I find it makes me feel so much better. It's not good to bottle up your feelings. Hopefully you feel better soon, and do something fun for yourself when you feel better.
April 5th, 2016 7:05pm
Of course it is! As long as emotions are concerned, whatever comes should be accepted, understood, and given enough time. not too much, just enough. It is all okay, a good cry can have enormous benefits, and letting all out is often a relief.
May 24th, 2016 11:28am
When one has been bottling up their emotions for a long time, it can get very unhealthy for one's mental and physical health. One should share whatever that upsets and troubles them time to time with someone they feel the most comfortable with. Hence, it is very normal to just let it all out and cry. One can feel light-hearted by doing so.
May 24th, 2016 12:06pm
Of course ist is normal. It is necessary to deal with your emotions. Afterwards you often feel better and relieved. :)
June 20th, 2016 7:11pm
It is normal, and it is in fact encouraged, because crying is effective in releasing your emotions, and it's much more positive than some alternatives some people with depression may turn to. :)
August 2nd, 2016 6:26am
Yes, it is very normal to just let things all out an cry. It is a form of an emotional release. It is also very healthy.
August 8th, 2016 4:13pm
It is and it is very important! You cannot experience proper joy if you do not experience proper sadness.
August 16th, 2016 11:30pm
Yes because you probably have kept all your feeling to yourself without anyone knowing and its to the point were you have reached your breaking point
August 23rd, 2016 12:34pm
It sure is, considering that tears wipe away the guilt and cleanse one's soul. In any case, it's far better letting it out than keeping it chained inside and letting it devour you like a parasite.
September 5th, 2016 11:05am
Just to make you know, that crying is extremely normal. Everybody have their weak point. When we reach that, it's a good time to cry.
November 1st, 2016 8:33pm
It is normal and helpful, keeping everything inside is in fact one of the worst things you could do while trying to get better
January 10th, 2017 10:13pm
Yes, crying doesn't make you weak or sensitive no matter what gender or how old you are or the situation. Depending on how many times you cry, you might have a form of problem that is easy to see a doctor for and be able to contain it. If you cry just because things are tough and all, again there's nothing wrong with that, you are human and it just means you are hurting in someway.
March 6th, 2017 4:37pm
Absolutely. Keeping emotions for yourself is just as damaging as rejection by someone who is unwilling to listen to you.
November 21st, 2017 12:33pm
It is not only normal. It is freedom. Crying is away for our bodies to release negativity and things that cause us pain. Mankind would see a lot less health problems if they would practice this all the time. Our issues are in our tissues because we don't release. When I just let it all out, it feels like a ton of bricks have been lifted from me and then I am able to get back into motion.
January 15th, 2018 12:25pm
Yes it is completely normal to cry. If you are having some issues that you just want to cry, just let it out rather than just keeping it inside. When you cry, it feels like your emotions bursts out inside you making you feel better than before. Don't keep emotions inside you, it will hurt more.
February 6th, 2018 3:43am
Yes. Obviously its a normal act. Sometimes attending counsellings, talking to someone or just pretending like youj're okay is not enough. So to in a better language, you should cry as much as you want to be normal. It is normal to cry.