[serious] what to say to a person who is crying ?

[serious] what to say to a person who is crying ?

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  1. Normally I don’t say anything, I will just listen to that person. People cry because they have been holding up their feelings for a long time or they’re prevented to say what they feel or nobody listen to them.

  2. I’ve heard it can be really toxic to shush them or tell them not to cry, like it may invalidate those feelings, encourage them to be suppressed, or discourage actual processing. I think letting the tears run their course may be better, and if you know how to active-listen or validate those feelings, that would be better

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