Crying in Public

Does anyone else struggle with crying in public? I have no problem at ALL crying myself to sleep or in the shower. Both are when I am all alone. However, when I am in public… I will do everything possible to hold that pain in.

What I have learned over 30 years is that pain will build up and eventually consume you. You find it more difficult to find happiness. Perhaps you get bitter. Perhaps you get angry or anxious for reasons that connect to your sorrow….

And unless you share this pain openly then no one will know the struggle you face. This is the only lesson I’ve learned on this topic, though.

Where do you find the bravery and courage to cry in public? Any advice on your journey to find any level of being comfortable doing this would be helpful to me.

I just feel like it is a stigma in our society to not show that level of emotion publicly.