Weep, Sleep, Repeat: 5 Reasons I Secretly Love Crying

by Brooklynn Kerns

Some people can’t handle it when others cry.

They panic and end up doing one of those “there, there” pats.

Or, they overcompensate and try to make it better as they coo, “Shh, don’t cry.”

Some people see sadness as an awful emotion to feel and witness.

When you're upset, they believe something caused you to react this way, and it most likely wasn’t positive.

You are seen as broken.

I, for one, love to cry.

At this point, you may be thinking, “Why?” or “Are you a sadist?”

Well, I'll open your eyes to the wonderful world of sadness and show you why no emotion has ever felt more satisfying.

1. You are raw AF.

When you cry, you are at your truest, most natural and vulnerable form.

This is when you feel any and all emotions under the sun: happy, sad, hurt, lost, angry, etc.

You are raw AF, baby. Embrace it.

Whatever bullsh*t façade you may have presented to the world has faded away to reveal a spectacularly beautiful human being who has emotions and feelings like the rest of us.

2. You'll become closer to whomever you’re crying to.

This is why I love to see sadness.

You are allowing someone to witness you in your rawest form, and letting him or her into your heart (and vice versa).

It’s amazing to feel completely uninhibited without holding a single bit back.

Allowing someone to know what makes you hurt is one of the most intimate things you can do.

You should also do the same for others.

Even if you don't know anything about the person who's bawling his or her eyes out to you, you can afford the drinks tonight.

You may have given this person the release he or she needed.

You should feel special he or she chose to open up to you.

Cherish those tears flowing down his or her face. (Maybe invest in some tissues.)

3. Chicks dig it.

Who doesn’t love a crying man, am I right?

“He’s broken, and I can fix him."

Yeah, yeah we’ve all been there, ladies. But seriously.

Men become more attractive when they cry.

It's not that they’re only hot when they spew H2O from their eye sockets, but it adds to the existing attraction.

You witness them in their most vulnerable states, and that is beautiful to see, no matter what gender.

They trust you enough to let you in.

And who knows? Sad City may turn into Hot and Steamyville.

4. You'll feel better afterward.

After you finish a crying session, most of the time, you feel a sense of accomplishment.

You felt an emotion, and after coughing up snot balls and losing approximately 69.99 percent of your body’s water supply, you’re done.

Maybe it was the mime cry, when you make no noise but very large gestures.

Or maybe, it was the angry cry, when you just yell the entire time.

Or maybe, it was even the foreign language cry, when you're crying so hard and try to talk, but your words are so unrecognizable that it sounds like a foreign language.

Whatever type of cry it may have been, you can feel better knowing you got it out of your system.

Sometimes you need that.

You need to let out whatever your feeling and then go about handling the situation.

5. It can only get better from here.

When you’re in the midst of your sobfest, it feels like your world is falling apart.

Nothing will ever be as bad as this moment in your life, whether it’s a breakup, losing a loved one, being hurt by a friend or just an anxiety overload.

Whatever was weighing you down is now out of your system, and you can deal with it.

Sh*t happens in life, believe me. And crying about it feels amazing, if you didn’t already get that by now.

As being a huge advocate for releasing your emotions, I also think there’s a limit.

You can’t constantly dwell on the negatives and cry about everything, 0r else you will be a constant pile of mush.

Take that sadness you feel and know there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

Life sucks right now, but it can only get better.

There’s always a positive that comes out of something negative.

If not, just take your booty to Taco Bell, and you will experience your positive.