Although it is usually considered a sign of weakness, crying may be just the prescription you need to deal with the emotions going through and find a way out.
Our disapproval of emotional expressions in general, and crying specifically, comes from childhood, said Stephen Sideroff, author of The Path: Mastering the Nine Pillars of Resilience and Success and assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and biobehavioral science at the University of California, Los Angeles.
As children, we are usually taught to control our emotions. You may remember once that you were bullied in elementary school for crying when you hurt yourself. Either your parents punished you saying, "Stop crying or I will give you reasons to do so."
Many of us learned that there are feelings, such as anger or resentment, that we should not have or express. As children grow into adulthood, they gradually learn to regulate - and sometimes to repress and ignore - feelings.