Are You Emotional?

@simone10 (22278)
Louisville, Kentucky
November 27, 2015 6:17am CST
I have been so emotional lately and I'm not really sure where it is coming from. I have noticed that I cry easily if I see someone on TV start to cry. This has been going on for several weeks now. I have never been one to cry at the drop of a hat. I know it's not menopause because I went through that nine years ago. To top it all off, yesterday I was watching the Macy parade and a band from our hometown was in the parade. I knew they had been selected so it wasn't like it was a surprise. But as soon as they started playing, I started crying. My brother thought I had lost my mind. I think some of it stems from the fact that I haven't felt good in a long time. All these feelings have been held down and are now surfacing through crying. I'm not sure if that is what it is but I just know it's not me at all. Is it a sign of getting older? I don't know. Are you emotional and cry easily? What was the last thing that made you cry?
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@Rollo1 (16666)
• Boston, Massachusetts
27 Nov 15
I think we tend to get more emotional when we are tired, when we are run down physically. But that doesn't mean the emotions aren't real. I like to think that it's a good sign when our hearts become more tender.
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Nov 15
I think that is part of what's wrong with me. I have been hurting for so long that my body has reached it's limit. I probably need to rest and recharge my body.
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@Rollo1 (16666)
• Boston, Massachusetts
28 Nov 15
@simone10 I know that when I am tired and in pain, I get short-tempered and ready for breakdown at a moment's notice.
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
1 Dec 15
@Rollo1 That's me too but I don't usually cry. I guess it's all taking a different outlet this time.
@marlina (57068)
• Canada
27 Nov 15
I used to be more emotional. Now, it is only once in a while. Sometimes I watch a movie and the music makes me cry. Go figure!
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@maggs224 (1776)
• Alicante, Spain
27 Nov 15
@marlina Some music and lyrics do that to me too :D
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Nov 15
I am usually not that emotional but something is going on. Maybe I am mellowing in my old age.
@dodo19 (26648)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
27 Nov 15
I do go through periods when I'm more emotional. I think it's normal. I think I'm more emotional now than I used to be. I don't think there's anything wrong with that.
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Nov 15
I don't think there is anything wrong with us if we are emotional. It's just not normal for me.
@Drosophila (16886)
• Ireland
27 Nov 15
I think our social cue on emotional responses are always veered towards the negative, if someone cries something must be hugely wrong, if someone laughs something must be great. I think sometimes emotions (like thoughts) just need to be expressed, it's not necessarily good or bad. Laughing inappropriately and excessively can be bad too. From your posts is it sound like something to do with the band had triggered your emotional response. You could try what "pop" psychology do, write down the name of that band & write down the first word that comes into you head you associate with the band. Then an explanation to why you associate the two. You might find something interesting there.
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Nov 15
That's a good point although I have been very emotional prior to the band.
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@Drosophila (16886)
• Ireland
28 Nov 15
@simone10 If you feel the undercurrent already, then the band just sounds like a trigger. Have you been sleeping well, lack of sleep can affect us in all sorts of ways too.
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
1 Dec 15
@Drosophila I've had trouble sleeping for the last 9 years and I'm in a lot of pain off and on so that could be where it's all coming from.
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@salonga (27838)
• Philippines
27 Nov 15
It's okay, there is nothing wrong with expressing our emotion when the situation touches our heart. It is normal. What is not normal is mood swing. But the emotions you have lately been displaying is not. I myself do cry a lot over circumstances that move my heart.
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Nov 15
I never have been one that cried a lot over stuff. I have been moved but I have always been one that could hold it in most of the time. Not anymore.
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@salonga (27838)
• Philippines
29 Nov 15
@simone10 We do change as we grow older.
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
1 Dec 15
@salonga This is very true.
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@jstory07 (57492)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Nov 15
I am not emotiona. at all. It takes something bad happening near me to get me crying. Very rare.
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Nov 15
I did cry in the past but not as often as others around me. Now, I can cry at the drop of a hat, very unusual.
@jaboUK (48827)
• United Kingdom
27 Nov 15
Funny you should say that about the band because I often get choked up watching a marching band.
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Nov 15
I never have been that way but now I and and I can understand how you feel. I think my brother thought I was losing my mind
@rosekiss (30111)
• Eugene, Oregon
27 Nov 15
I am very emotional as well. Usually sad things are what make me cry. I think I have been very emotionnal for a long time, and not sure why either. I have had things going on in my life, that habe made me cry quite a bit lately. I don't like when that happens, as I would much rather be laughing than crying.
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Nov 15
Do you think it's something that happens as we get older? It's like it has hit me all of a sudden and I'm shocked by it.
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@rosekiss (30111)
• Eugene, Oregon
29 Nov 15
@simone10 That is quite possible. I wish I weren't so emotional, but I am and if I could change it, I certainly would. I think what it is though, is i have a lot of compassion for other people, and it reflects on the fact that i get very emotional about it.
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
1 Dec 15
@rosekiss Yes, I can see how that would make you more emotional.
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@rebelann (28061)
• El Paso, Texas
28 Nov 15
generally I'm not that emotional unless laughing is emotional. I do know that when we get older exhaustion can cause us to cry easier, maybe the resent move you've made has taken a while to finally catch up to you.
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Nov 15
We never did move to Wisconsin as the new management company asked my brother to stay so we have been so happy about that. I wish I could blame it on menopause but wen through that 9 years ago.
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@rebelann (28061)
• El Paso, Texas
28 Nov 15
Oh good, glad you get to stay in one place for a while @simone10 but don't be fooled about menopause, it's an ongoing process that kicks our hormones around but it does slow down after the first few years. I started mine in 1998 and I still have bouts of flashes and moods now and then, just not as bad as it was in the beginning.
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
1 Dec 15
@rebelann I didn't know that. It's been so long that I thought it was all over with by now.
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• Preston, England
27 Nov 15
I can be quite cold and dry though sometimes a tearful movie scene can bring tears to my eyes too
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Nov 15
Right now, movies are the worst for me. If it's sad, I will boohoo cry.
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• Preston, England
28 Nov 15
@simone10 it is a good healthy reaction and shows they made the movie work, though a few times I have felt tearful at wasting $10.00 and two hours of my life i'll never get back watching utter rubbish
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
30 Nov 15
@arthurchappell I can certainly understand that. We rarely go out to movies anymore. We will either wait for it to come out on cable or watch it on Netflix.
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@birjudanak (7167)
• India
27 Nov 15
yes i am become emotional every time when i hear my national anthem because in it only pain of our freedom fighter and what struggle they do to free our country.sometimes some movie i watch which is very heart touching and romantic then in some scene i really cry because it very close moment.
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Nov 15
I can understand crying when you hear your national anthem or a movie. I just don't understand why I would cry because of a band.
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• India
28 Nov 15
@simone10 may be some attachment with band or song or music or theme otherwise you not become emotional.
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
30 Nov 15
@birjudanak I've never heard the band play before and I didn't know the song they played either. It's just really strange. Maybe it was due to pent up emotions that hadn't been expressed yet.
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• United States
28 Nov 15
I cry easily...don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
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@mom210 (5817)
• Atlanta, Georgia
2 Dec 15
A commercial this time of the year will get me going. I feel so silly when it happens.
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
5 Dec 15
@Marilynda1225 I think being able to express your emotions would be a good thing.
@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
5 Dec 15
@mom210 I've been that way lately too.
• Minneapolis, Minnesota
28 Nov 15
I hate it, I am going through the same thing right now. I cry at the littlest things, its so annoying
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Nov 15
It is annoying because it's something that I'm not used to.
• Minneapolis, Minnesota
28 Nov 15
@simone10 Agreed, I am not used to this either. It sucks and I wish it would go away
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
1 Dec 15
@Castlerock34 I wish it would go away too.
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@T_gray (7900)
• Salina, Kansas
28 Nov 15
I do have moments of emotional times. But not very often anymore. Heck I have been known to cry at certain commercials back in the day
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Nov 15
I never have been very emotional on the outside. I think it comes from how my Mom raised me and I wasn't allowed to show if I was upset. But now, all of a sudden, I am emotional and it's not something that I am used to.
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@T_gray (7900)
• Salina, Kansas
29 Nov 15
@simone10 I was pretty emotional growing up. I think I've toughed up a lot more now. So I think we are opposite
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
1 Dec 15
@T_gray It does sound like we were opposite in how we dealt with emotions growing up.
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@BelleStarr (29418)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Nov 15
Yes I am emotional and I do cry easily these days, also not quite sure why.
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Nov 15
Do you think it's something that happens as we get older?
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@BelleStarr (29418)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 15
@simone10 I wonder, even my husband is much more emotional. I thought it might be his medication but I don't take what he takes.
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
1 Dec 15
@BelleStarr I guess it's something that we may never know the answer to.
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@DeborahDiane (14230)
• Laguna Woods, California
28 Nov 15
I am not all that emotional. However, as my husband has gotten older, he has become more emotional!
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Nov 15
I wonder if it is something we go through as we get older. I do remember my father being more emotional than he used to be.
@Lucky15 (33469)
• Philippines
27 Nov 15
I have become one ma'am. I don't know if this has something to do with ageing or have been to sensitive
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Nov 15
I don't know what is causing it with me. All I do know is crying so much is not normal for me.
@LadyDuck (108860)
• Switzerland
27 Nov 15
I am emotional, but I try not to cry. The last thing that made me cry is the letter written by a French husband who lost her wife in the tragic Paris attack. I wanted to read it to my husband, but I cannot stop crying.
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Nov 15
I have always been that way, emotional but don't cry. It has come from years of not being able to show emotions growing up.
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@amadeo (42060)
• United States
27 Nov 15
Sometime I can be very.Movies,music,symphony etc.
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Nov 15
I admit that I have cried in the past over things in movies, etc but on the average I don't usually cry a lot. Until recently and now I can cry at the drop of a hat.
@skysnap (17590)
27 Nov 15
I guess so. I have lost many things by being emotional. I am learning and recovering. I have realized that emotions are easy to manage if we try for it.
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Nov 15
I have always been able to manage my emotions until recently.