A new study has found that crying helps with coping and recovery skills during times of stress. So if you’re stressed, don’t hold back the tears. They’ll help you deal with it.
If you've ever attempted to hold back tears, then you know that trying to stop yourself from crying can be more difficult than letting the tears flow. While there can be an unnecessary stigma around crying, new research found that crying is actually really good for your health. A study published in the journal Emotion found that crying facilitates coping and recovery skills during times of stress. This means that the less you hold back your tears, the better you're going to feel both physically and emotionally.