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Old April 7th, 2012, 09:14 PM   #1
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Default Do real men cry?

Wasn't sure where to put this post but I thought I might as well plonk it here. I was just curious as to how many boys actually do cry? Every now and again I just lie in bed and for about half an hour I will just cry, about everything. Family, friends, relationships, life. How many guys on here actually do like to cry and let it out or do you prefer to bottle it all up?
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Old April 7th, 2012, 09:18 PM   #2
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That saying is really stupid. Never feel bad about that, you are doing nothing wrong, or "unmanly" whatever that means. It's perfectly fine, and actually, a good thing to do, so don't ever worry about it. And yes, I do the same thing sometimes; it's nothing to be ashamed of.

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Old April 7th, 2012, 09:20 PM   #3
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Brotato chip, it's perfectly normal.

I've been having mental breakdowns just about every other day, those including tears and lots of other things that I wouldn't recommend. Crying is healthy, actually. If you ever need to talk to someone, I am free.
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Old April 7th, 2012, 09:21 PM   #4
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Yes many men do cry, and it does not change an thing about their toughness. And everything that you said tom depends on the individual.
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Old April 7th, 2012, 09:26 PM   #5
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There is absolutely nothing wrong with crying. You release your bad emotions and make way for the good ones. It keeps me sane.



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Old April 7th, 2012, 09:31 PM   #6
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Of course. Nothing wrong with it. That said, I wish I could cry.
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Old April 8th, 2012, 01:13 AM   #7
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Crying is fine....it keeps you somewhat sain



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Old April 8th, 2012, 01:16 AM   #8
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I do it, lol; doesn't make you and less of a man if you do cry, it just helps you let out your emotions all in one, wouldn't see why it would make you less of a man.

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Old April 8th, 2012, 01:53 AM   #9
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Everyone cries. I do it. I think those who say that men who cry are "pussies" are the real pussies themselves because they don't want to confront an emotion simply because they think it'll make them less of a man.
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I know I'm not a guy, but my opinion is that men can cry. Go ahead, bro! If you're in pain, emotionally or physically, then let it out.
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Old April 8th, 2012, 08:38 AM   #12
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I'm not a man, but if men cried in front of others, it shows that their a real person, not some fake one that appears strong, but is really mushy on the inside. It's what's on the inside that counts. If men cried, that would make me cry, because it shows he doesn't care what others are thinking.
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Old April 8th, 2012, 03:25 PM   #13
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A majority of the guys I know, myself included, try our best to bottle it all up and do a pretty good job of it. Every once in a while though it will all come out and yes, we will cry. But there is nothing at all wrong with that. The ability to show emotion in front of others takes strength that is hard for many people to handle. I will say that one of my very close friends has cried in front of me and I have so much respect for him because of it.

No one should be ashamed of their emotions and its honestly not a good idea to try and hold them all in. I have a friend who's mom has breast cancer and he did a very good job of keeping it in for a long time. But it eventually got to him and after all was said and done, he ended up in rehab.

So to answer the topic question, real men definitely do cry. But what defines a "real man" is totally up to interpretation.

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Old April 8th, 2012, 04:19 PM   #14
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Your gonna think im lying but I dont cry anymore. I used to be able to but I just cant any more. Its as if I have passed the breaking point cause I cant cry. I just am numb. Im suicidal and when I tried to end my life in December I couldn't cry. I was really sad but I couldn't cry. Then recently my dog who I love so much got diagnosed with cancer and I just couldn't cry. I didn't mope or anything I was just numb and that worries me. Im not tough or anything just emotionally exhausted.
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I cry all the time. I see nothing wrong with it and I absolutely DESPISE that phrase. Crying is sometimes the only way to let out all of your bottled up feelings without doing something irrational.

That's just my two cents, I really hate this saying.

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I dont think your a real human if you dont cry! Crying is totally fine, for both women and men. I think women just admit to it more. My brother is a very "manly, man" and he cries. It breaks me heart, but at least he is letting out his emotions in a healthier way then i do! Feel free to cry, its totally normal and does not make you any less of a man!
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I dont think your a real human if you dont cry! Crying is totally fine, for both women and men. I think women just admit to it more. My brother is a very "manly, man" and he cries. It breaks me heart, but at least he is letting out his emotions in a healthier way then i do! Feel free to cry, its totally normal and does not make you any less of a man!
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Old April 8th, 2012, 06:07 PM   #18
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I dont think your a real human if you dont cry! Crying is totally fine, for both women and men. I think women just admit to it more. My brother is a very "manly, man" and he cries. It breaks me heart, but at least he is letting out his emotions in a healthier way then i do! Feel free to cry, its totally normal and does not make you any less of a man!
I disagree. I can't bring myself to cry. Im emotionally exhausted and I just can't cry. I'm still a human being I'm just well numb. Numb to life and numb emotionally. There's nothing wrong with crying it's just I can't cry
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Old April 8th, 2012, 06:10 PM   #19
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I'm not a "real man" nor am I any type of man, but if you want to cry, by all means, cry! 90% of people cry, the rest are just pussies.
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Old April 8th, 2012, 06:26 PM   #20
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Crying doesn't necessarily make you a man, but it means your man enough to show your emotions and not give two cares of what others think. Lots of people cry, its normal to do. Heck, I cry, maybe even a bit more than necessary.
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