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Hello, I am a 17 years old teenager, since I was a little girl I’ve always been
fragile and sensitive, and by that I mean extremely sensitive, and I cry for everything and
nothing, I cry over ridiculous things and for the stupidest reasons and it seems like I can’t do
anything about it, at first I thought just because I was a kid, kids cry a lot, and it will disappear
eventually when I grow up, but it never went away, it grew up with me, that resulted me
having social anxiety, I don’t like to talk or interact with others, because I constantly have the feeling that they would judge me and that they won’t like me, and I always have the fear of their judgement if they ever saw me crying for no reason, I also avoid social interactions because I’m afraid I would get myself in a situation where I would cry, it’s so easy to get me to cry, all it takes is few hurtful words, or seeing another person crying and I
will instantly cry even if I don’t know who is that person, and generally my reaction to
anything or any emotion is crying, when I am angry I cry, when I am happy I cry, when I am
scared I cry… I tried hundreds of times to resist the urge to cry and stop my tears but
every time it was a fail, it seems like no one really understands me, not even my family, I
tried to talk about this with my family members, but it was a disaster I ended up crying and
my family yelling at me and telling that what I am saying is ridiculous and that I’m weak, I
considered seeing a therapist before but my family won’t let me, they think that anyone
who goes to the therapist is insane, I tried different ways to avoid any situation that possibly
would make me cry, like avoid certain types of movies, sad or not, or any videos that shows
heartwarming situations like kind acts, I always try to watch comedy, or anything that makes
me laugh, or jokes but the only thing that I can’t do anything about it is my thoughts
, sometimes, without realizing it, I would imagine some scenarios, or remember some
memories not necessarily sad, and I would instantly cry, at the moment I’m just using
temporary solutions that doesn’t solve the problem, it just retards it, is it a mental issue?
Would I ever be normal? Is there a way for me to stop crying? Or is it just that I’m weak? (From Algeria)

Crying for No Reason

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This type of crying is typically linked with other things and a one-time trip to a psychologist or psychiatrist for a diagnosis is in order. You’re not weak — you just need some guidance on the underlying cases and a good psychologist or psychiatrist can help with that. Here is an article you may find helpful about this style of crying.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Crying for No Reason

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Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Crying for No Reason. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 6, 2020, from
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