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A Step-By-Step Guide To Comforting Your Crying Girlfriend

On Crying
A writer talks about a time when everyone saw her cry. Read More »
Why We Cry
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Crying In Public
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A Step-By-Step Guide To Comforting Your Crying Girlfriend

Let’s talk about crying. Specifically, about the awkward dynamic that occurs when you’re crying hysterically and your boyfriend is sitting there looking trapped, but not in a “bitches be cray,” kind of way. He’s looking at you like he’s scared because he loves you and he wants to help you feel better but he’s not sure what to do. Only you don’t want any kind of help, all you want is comfort — especially if you’re in the throes of a hormonal crying jag. Those are the worst because they come on suddenly and can be set off by something as small as running out of toothpaste and make you feel inordinate amounts of embarrassment. I’m crying and I have no idea why!?

Trying to figure out why only makes you cry harder and then the boyfriend feels more helpless, because even though he may be a super sensitive dude, the only time he cried in the last decade was when his grandmother died. It’s not that he doesn’t feel crappy enough to cry. He just expresses it differently. Crying, for him, is a last resort type of thing and it’s always pegged to a specific event. He doesn’t get that crying for you, is like cleaning gunk out of drain –if you don’t do it every now and then, the drain will get clogged. So there he is getting frustrated by how inept he feels and you end up having to comfort him. No really, I’m fine, just leave me alone and let me cry my fucking brains out. Sound familiar?It probably does. What he needs a step-by-step guide for how to handle you when you’re in the throes of a crying jag. We thought we’d help out. Keep reading »

What To Think About When You’re Trying Not To Cry In Public

I am a crier. I cry when I’m happy, I cry when I’m sad, I am the kind of person who cries at sloths. I cry when other people look lonely — really, it happened just last week at a restaurant — and I cry when I am excited to see people. I cry whenever that fucking Sarah McLachlan SPCA commercial pops on. I am a crier, and that is okay. However, I don’t like crying in public when I am genuinely upset: it’s awkward, bizarre and makes other people uncomfortable. Read more…

How To Express Emotions According To “Homeland”‘s Carrie Mathison

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Claire Danes knows how to shed tears. Read More »

A lot of attention has been given to actress Claire Danes and her epic cry face. When that chin starts to wobble, you know crumple face is not far behind. But in order to play bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison on “Homeland,” Claire has mastered the art of conveying a whole range of emotions with just her face. And there’s no reason why you can’t employ some of these yourself. Let’s learn how to express emotions according to “Homeland”‘s Carrie Mathison…

The Crying Game: 4 Men Have A Cry-Off

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Cry: Deaf Woman Hears
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Dudes seem to find a way to compete about everything: money, cars, who has the biggest beer belly. So it’s no surprise that Brett Hoff of magazine Wholphin dreamed up a Crying Competition where the rules state that the first tear to hit the table wins. “This might be the least fun I’ve ever had on the beach,” says one participant. It turns out, these guys suck at crying — and are easily shown up by the film’s female producer when it comes to shedding tears. [Laughing Squid]

Girl Talk: I Don’t Know Why I’m Crying

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A writer talks about a time when everyone saw her cry. Read More »
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Do you remember laying flat on your bed, eyes gushing like Old Faithful, unsightly snot dripping down way too close to your open mouth? This is you after your dog died. This is you after a break up. This is you after failing to assemble an Ikea chair.

This image comes frighteningly close to what I was doing this week. My best friend and roommate moved to another state and an onslaught of huge life changes came my way. While making like weeping roadkill, Kate Bush’s song, “Suspended in Gaffa” came through my head. I don’t know why I’m crying, Kate croons.

“Wait, I don’t know why I’m crying,” I thought to myself.

So, I did my homework. Keep reading »

The Year In Tears: The Best Criers On TV

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Our picks for the best of the year in pop culture, style, sex, and more! Read More »

No wonder Laura Dern was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in “Enlightened.” Her crying scenes are absolutely epic. Laura’s cry face even earned its own Facebook fan page. I mean, she’s also a great actress, but she should be especially lauded for her crying abilities. Click through to see some more of the top cries we witnessed on TV this year. [ONTD]

“SNL” Knows That Sometimes, You Just Need A Good Cry

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My favorite sketch from this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” was definitely the one in which, one by one, a team of coworkers admits that when they need a good cry, they put on Adele’s “Someone Like You.” It’s true — I don’t think I can think of another song that makes my eyes moisten so quickly. I even lip-sync emphatically; it’s soothing. I especially like the quick shout out to “Friday Night Lights” — I still need the occasional cry when I think about Coach and Tami Taylor no longer being on TV. Sniff … sniff … Time to open iTunes and put on some Adele.

Jennifer Lopez Reenacts Love Life Onstage, Breaks Down In Tears

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J-Lo loved herself enough to leave Marc Anthony. Read More »
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The wound may still be too fresh for Jennifer Lopez to “take a trip down memory lane” as she called it. This weekend, during a show at a Connecticut Mohegan Sun, J. Lo broke down onstage. “I’m going to sing you the last song I wrote about love … A lot has changed since then,” she told the crowd. As she sang “Until It Beats No More,” she was accompanied by a look-a-like who danced with men resembling Diddy, Cris Judd, Ben Affleck, and finally, her soon-to-be ex-husband, Marc Anthony. It proved to be too much for her to handle; she burst out into tears as the crowd applauded. Yeah, way too soon. I understand the impulse to turn pain into art, but that requires some distance. Until then, keep rocking those catsuits.  [USA Today]

Condoleezza Rice Tells Dick Cheney To STFU About Crying

“It certainly doesn’t sound like me, now, does it? I would never — I don’t remember coming to the vice president tearfully about anything in the entire eight years that I knew him.”

— Ex-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice politely suggested that ex-VP Dick Cheney STFU after writing in his memoir that she once “tearfully” came into his office upset about work. Cheney wrote about the incident in his new memoir, which is kinda douchey. I have to agree that Condi does not seem like the type to cry at work. Not that there is anything wrong with that if she was! [Reuters] Keep reading »

Sex Fail: He Cried In Bed

When I met Eric* at a friend’s birthday party, my first thought was that he was a man’s man. He was a six-foot-tall, broad shouldered carpenter from the Bronx with bulging arms covered in a myriad of swirling tattoos that strained the sleeves of his polo shirt. He caught me staring more than once. At my flirtatious request, he lifted his sleeve and showed me his ink. Keep reading »

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