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Why do I do this to myself?

post #1 of 19
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Am I the only one who actually likes to make myself cry sometimes? I'm starting to think I might be kind of crazy

Yesterday, I was sorting through some old discs full of mp3's and found the song "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton. I hadn't heard it in a while so I listened to it and thought it was kind of sad. Then I went online and read the details of the story behind the song and listened to it again and just started bawling. I've listened to that song about 5-6 times today... usually singing along until I can't take it and start crying again.
Yet, I just keep listening to it.

Isn't it kind of strange that people actually like things that make them cry?
post #2 of 19
No, I am the EXACT same way! Scary, huh? That song will make me BAWL
post #3 of 19
I have this little book I picked up in England about a loss of a cat. Its so nice but also sad.....
post #4 of 19
When my first Hubby passed away we played The wind beneath my wings, I can't even listen to it, I Love it and think I can when it comes on the radio but I always end up turning it, Songs have a strange way of making us feel sad I think. I always said when I pass away I want them to play I will alway's Love you, But that even makes me sad so I don't want anyone to feel sad, I want that song because I Love everyone so much..
post #5 of 19
I do that sometimes when I look through my photo album of my mom. Or listen to the songs we played at the funeral as well. Me, my brother and my sister each picked a song, they still get to me. I think we all need a good cry now and again, though I think I might over do it sometimes!
post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by SillyJilly
I think we all need a good cry now and again
post #7 of 19
Its part of human emotion though to cry. I know a certain time of the month I'll be more sensitive to sad things. I just try to avoid it and stay happy. But if I am down depending on how down I am, I start to pick apart certain things in my life and wind up getting more depressed.

In different direction though, I know "Tears in Heaven" is suppose to be a sentimental song, but the song always reminds me of this guy from high school I use to have a crush on. I was in Marching Band and played the cymbols and during this song I held the cymbols out for this guy. *sigh*

Wow, thanks I haven't thought about that in years!! Boyfriend who?
post #8 of 19
I am the same way. I cry almost on a daily basis...
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by SillyJilly
I think we all need a good cry now and again...
I've heard many women say that. I'm not into crying.
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by Hydroaxe
I've heard many women say that. I'm not into crying.
You probably have other safety valves, Ryan -- maybe whacking the ball out of the park?

A good cry is very therapeutic. I find, too, that if a period of time has passed in which I have needed to bottle it up, I get to a point where I have to find a catalyst for a good bawl, just to restore my equilibrium.
post #11 of 19
I think you're right Fran. Take my softball away from me and I'd feel like crying.
post #12 of 19
Show me the "Memory" pages in the newspaper after a loved one has passed a year previous or on their birthday and i'm off!
post #13 of 19
I cry all the time at movies, reading a book, listening to a song - it is not crazy or silly. Ity is being human and a caring person with emotions.
post #14 of 19
I have to hide all my photos of Alex. But that's kinda obvious. But there's always some piece of music that really makes me howl!! I'm great soft lump of goo when it comes to soppy stuff.
post #15 of 19
I am the biggest Sap I know. I deliberately put songs on which I know are gonna make me cry. There are certain songs which were played at my best friends funeral, like Justin Timberlake Cry me a river, I know its not a sad song but it reminds me of being in a freezing cold church with hundreds of people and being the saddest I've ever been so when it comes on I get that lump in my throat and I can't talk or Ill have to let the lump get the better of me.
There are lots of other songs like that too, some dont even have any relavence to me but they make me cry anyway. Whats the story behind tears in heaven? Its a beautiful song.
Also going to look in the blue room makes me cry every single time which is why i can rarely do it.
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by Pombina
I am the biggest Sap I know. I deliberately put songs on which I know are gonna make me cry. There are certain songs which were played at my best friends funeral, like Justin Timberlake Cry me a river, I know its not a sad song but it reminds me of being in a freezing cold church with hundreds of people and being the saddest I've ever been so when it comes on I get that lump in my throat and I can't talk or Ill have to let the lump get the better of me.
There are lots of other songs like that too, some dont even have any relavence to me but they make me cry anyway. Whats the story behind tears in heaven? Its a beautiful song.
Also going to look in the blue room makes me cry every single time which is why i can rarely do it.
I very very rarely make it into the blue room. I just can't survive that.
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by LilleKat
I very very rarely make it into the blue room. I just can't survive that.
I know, I really want to go in and try and do my best to comfort people, but I just can't stand it. Occasionally if I'm all by myself and feeling brave I'll do it but only then.
post #18 of 19
I remember reading somewhere that when you compare the composition of real tears versus fake tears, real tears have lots of proteins and other molecules in them while fake tears are more or less salty water. Scientists think that crying is a way for the body to clear itself of stress molecules. So, making yourself cry is a good thing (turning off science geek mode now).
post #19 of 19
Interesting, Christy -- so my need to find a catalyst for a good bawl when I've been bottling up for a while is not my imagination...
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