Crying is something that lots of people, including me, prevent themselves from doing because they think it will make you seem weaker or it’s unnecessary.
There is nothing weak that I know of about letting yourself cry. Crying is a way of expressing emotions that are too complicated or scary to put into words. It allows you to just be sad for a little bit and that’s not a bad thing most of the time.
I don’t let myself cry because I feel like I would have to explain myself to the people around me. Crying feels like misbehaving and having to find an excuse for it. It’s natural to be worried for someone you care about if they’re crying but in trying to make the problem better, sometimes it can be made worse.
Now I don’t want to say you should stop comforting people that are really sad, just don’t quiz them about it. If I could cry without having to explain why then I would be much happier ironically. When I cry, I’d love to just be hugged by someone and let myself be sad so I can be happy again eventually.
This would only be occasionally though. If you do cry a lot then it might be best to confide in someone you trust as it’s more likely to be something you just need to let out to another person.
After saying all this, I still can’t find it in myself. However, if you feel the same way I do, feel free to use this to explain to your friends/family why it might be best to just let you be sad once in a while :)