Do you also feel the urge of crying out loud sometimes…but still can’t do it? Ever thought why can’t I cry anymore? What are the reasons behind it? Do you know holding the cry or tears could lead to various social and psychological consequences? Don’t know what to do in such situations? Well, you are not new to this and this problem is kind of common. Before, learning how to cry out loud, it is really important to learn the social and psychological consequences of not crying.
If you are not able to shed your tears like me, you really want to learn the consequences behind it, keep reading this blog to learn about the consequences of not crying and tips on how to deal with not crying. So, let’s get started.
Social and Psychological Consequences of not Crying
1. Depression with melancholia
There are many forms of depression that include different types of symptoms that vary up to severity. People who experience depression do not mean that they have similar symptoms or should feel the same ways as others do. It can vary according to the symptoms and melancholic depression is one of them. It is a type of depressive disorder with severe symptoms.
It includes feeling unemotional, slowed down, flat, blear, despaired, hopeless, or disinterested. People who experience melancholic depression might react to certain events in different ways or might not react at all, especially you won’t find them reacting to a positive event.
You might feel that they have lost the sense to feel the emotions or they are unable to cry. They are basically numb and it actually makes sense about it. They feel the urge to disconnect themselves or turn off themselves with the world without showing any kind of emotional response.
Anhedonia is a major symptom of depression however, it can also re-create itself as symptoms of any other hidden mental condition or it could lead to own condition. Anhedonia means having a loss of pleasure or interest in activities or physical routine or sensations. It’s not all about loss of interest or pleasure but it is also about decreased ability to express feelings and emotions. People who experience anhedonia can also have anhedonic depression if they are not able to cry easily or not cry at all for a longer period.
Other symptoms of anhedonia are withdrawal of relationships, lack of relationships, negative thoughts, reduced emotional abilities, no or less verbal expressions, difficulty in adjusting to social situations, showing fake emotions or pretending emotions, loss of interest, and more sickness or persistent physical health issues. This condition can be treated with therapy, lifestyle changes, and medications.
3. Repressed emotions
When people feel difficulty in managing their emotions, they try to bury their emotions or keep their emotions aside in order to cope with their emotions and feelings. This situation can be described as repressing emotions. This situation can be intentional and with time it becomes automatic and converts into unintentional suppression of emotions.
People with such issues are not able to express their feelings or emotions or can experience some of the emotions mildly. Even if something major happens, they are not able to display their reactions, emotions, or feelings in front of people.
This type of condition generally does not affect their physical ability to cry, it’s just with time they learn to repress their emotions to an extent that the tears just don’t shred easily. However, people should learn that it’s okay to be not okay and it is completely okay to show their emotions to people who actually care for them or support them.
4. Personal beliefs
Some people think that crying is not a solution or some people think that crying will show them as a weak person, that is why they start holding their emotions. The ability to suppress emotions due to personal thoughts can also be referred to as a learned behavior. If someone you know does not cry or is unable to express their emotions, you should focus on sharing support so that they can express themselves emotionally. Personal beliefs regarding crying could be anything like weakness, relationship issues, personality, or anything that focuses on suppressing the emotions.
5. Medical reasons
There is certain medical reasons dry-eye syndrome, hormonal changes, or Sjogren’s syndrome which could lead to the reason behind not crying. Moreover, certain medications or mental health issues also lead to the reasons behind why a person cannot cry or is unable to express their emotions. Certain medicines like antidepressants or others can also be the reason behind not crying.
6. Stigmas related to crying
There are various social factors like stigmas and stereotypes related to not crying that could lead to unable to express emotions. Since crying is a reflexive response many people believe that it is a sign of weakness. There are other cultural and social expectations as well which force us to suppress our emotions. Expectations like men don’t cry or women cry a lot can also be a reason behind not crying. Regardless of such stigmas and stereotypes, we should always learn to break them and move towards a better, happy, and positive life without any judgment and fear.
Tips to Release Your Emotions and Cry it loud
- Acknowledge your emotions and start labeling them. keep learning about your emotions and start developing coping strategies related to them.
- Keep expressing your emotions to the people who understand you, support your beliefs, and help you.
- Keep communicating your feelings and thoughts to your loved ones, partners, family members, or friends.
- If you are still unable to express your emotions or unable to cry, you can always seek professional help. Remember, seeking help is not a sign of weakness. Therefore, you can consider getting advice from a professional mental health provider and learn how to express your emotions positively.
I hope this blog helps you to understand the social and psychological consequences of not crying or being unable to cry.
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