We rely on advertising to keep the lights on.

Please consider adding us to your whitelist.



Advanced search

Mumsnet has not checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you need help urgently, see our mental health web guide which can point you to expert advice.

Help me stop crying?

(6 Posts)
octonuddle Sat 15-Oct-16 09:30:30

Was wondering if anyone has any words of wisdom for me? I have always been on the emotional side - quick to cry watching a sad film, advert, minor disagreements or even for completely random things e.g. someone asks me how I am and I start tearing up! How do I stop it? I've tried distraction techniques to no avail. I have always been like this but more recently it has been far worse. I am currently signed off with stress and planning to return to work, but I know as soon as anyone asks me how I am, I will start crying. I'm so embarrassed! How do I stop it?!

AnxiousCarer Sat 15-Oct-16 10:47:53

Have you got any support in place for the issues that caused the stress? Do your work offer any stress management courses or councelling services through occupational health. If you can deal with the underlying issues it might help.

octonuddle Sat 15-Oct-16 11:52:17

Thanks anxious. My workplace does offer a confidential assistance service but I can't bring myself to actually talk to anyone..as soon as I start talking, the tears roll and I just can't even articulate what is upsetting me. I feel so silly confused

octonuddle Mon 17-Oct-16 19:12:09

Has anyone else been able to find a way to cope with this?

AnxiousCarer Mon 17-Oct-16 20:35:50

Sometimes tears are what we need, they won't mind if you sob your way through the first few appointments, they will be used to it you're not the only one. flowers

mumofthemonsters808 Mon 17-Oct-16 20:56:26

For me, crying is a healthy response, it's your body saying, what your mind won't. I always feel so much better after a good cry, I don't do it that often but when I do, I weep. I think my OHs mental health problems stem from his inability to cry. If you are someone who cries a lot, I bet you do it very discreetly and are able to recover very quickly, it's just a case of wiping the tears away.So I wouldn't even try to control it.i certainly wouldn't get hung up on stopping it, if it comes, it comes, there are worse things in life.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now