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Emotional "constipation"

Emotional "constipation"

I have a bit of a problem recently: I used to be an emotional person and would often have a good cry to let out the emotions I'd been feeling but lately I've found myself unable to cry!

I now have a bit of trouble showing my emotions. Any tips?

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

There must be something that makes your lip wobble, is there a film that moves you or a book or a song? Why not give that a try, with me it is watching tv shows about cruelty to animals, that always sets me off!

posted over 4 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

i can say you have the point where u have accepted your pain instead of finding solutions to it, you now at a point where you like arg! what is the use fighting as tomorrow or few hours from now im gonna be going through the same thing again. i will say keep a positive and bare that you not alone, find a hobby as a start keep yourself busy as crying nor longer works to help ease the pain fight back and stop being a victim of tears, this is a way of your checks saying im done allowing tears flow over me and your mind, body and soul telling you to stand firm and take control over your situation instead of it taking control over you.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

@A MyDepressionTeam Member I've never taken meds for my depression. I was 12 when diagnosed and my mum wouldn't let me go on meds so I've developed a coping strategy that involves writing, music and crying. But lately crying has eluded me. I managed to cry a bit the other day at college though that only lasted for a few seconds!

posted over 4 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I'm the same the only thing that makes me cry is when one of my dogs is poorly

posted over 4 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

My go to movies in order to let myself sob my heart out are the following:

Message In A Bottle
The Fault In Our Stars
The Notebook

Another thing that I find helps me to cry if I need to is to write about what I am upset about. Be honest, open and rant... write about everything and everyone, how it all makes you feel.

Once you have had your good sob, you can either keep it as a journal, or burn it as a symbolic way of "letting it go"... if you do that though, please do it safely! Lol x

Sending hugs x

posted over 4 years ago
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