Crying is Healthy

It’s nature’s adaptive response to emotional stress

Peggy O'Mara

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There is nothing wrong with crying. A good cry, whether for a child or an adult, is a relief. The positive outcome of crying is a release of pent-up emotions and stress. The negative outcome of not crying, when crying is called for, is that suppressed tears can lead to suppressed emotions. When we experience extreme emotion but cannot release…

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Peggy O'Mara

Peggy O’Mara is an award winning journalist. She was the Editor and Publisher of Mothering Magazine for over 30 years. Her focus is Family, Health, and Justice.