Men do cry.

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Men are commonly raised around the phrase, “Real men don’t cry.” We’re expected to be stoic, self-assured, and composed at all times. This messaging even appears in popular songs and stories. That expectation is both unrealistic and unhealthy. It can cause us to bottle up our emotions, avoid our problems, and lash out at the people we care about.

The truth is that crying is good for you. It releases chemicals, such as oxytocin and endorphins, that help us feel better. The science behind it brings new meaning to the phrase, “Having a good cry.”

(Source: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/is-crying-good-for-you-2021030122020)