when men cry

@axter69 (379)
July 3, 2007 1:06pm CST
OK I will own up, since having my kids I cry, I cry at all kinds of things. going the movies is no longer an option. I can not run the risk of crying in public. I don't know if it is a chemical balance or something but my word do I have trouble holding back the tears. before my kids I use to laugh at the though of crying... I am a man and men don't cry. so am I big softy or are there other guys out there like me. and if so what sets you off.
5 responses
@suzieb (188)
• United States
3 Jul 07
Maybe since the kids you've softened. Maybe it is a chemical imbalance or something. If it's effecting your life or your really bothered by it you should talk to a Dr., he/she will be able to test if it's a chemical thing.
@axter69 (379)
3 Jul 07
OH no suzie I was mearly moking when I said I don't go the flicks any more. but it does get me at the worst times. like if I see something on telly, for example extream make overs home editon, pass me the tisues there goign to be tears.
@suzieb (188)
• United States
4 Jul 07
Well those are very touching stories.
@zipman191 (381)
• Israel
3 Jul 07
one time in my life when i was a ltittle kide i saw my dad cryinh and damm man that so traumatic for me :/ please make sure your kids will never cry befor your kids i mean from sadness, when you see you dad crying that makes you feel like the end of the wolrd comeing and we all going to die im telling that from kid's vistion...
@axter69 (379)
3 Jul 07
Yea I had my dad cry infornt of me and its a memory that I will never forget. its not good, but I turned out OK and my dad is all good now so I try not to think about it. and listen I can promises you the world is not going to end and you will be fine friend
@tater03 (1765)
• United States
3 Jul 07
I can tell you that my husband crys alot more since we have had our sons. I think it has more to do with now he feels like he has so much to lose and how easy it could all go away. Like when one of the boys gets hurt I have seen him choke up. I think that it is normal for all people to cry whether you are male or female.
@axter69 (379)
3 Jul 07
I am sure your husband will love you sharing that, but I think you are right from time to time we need to let it all out.
@bowtieguy (5924)
• United States
3 Sep 07
I have cried at movies before and other times, and I do not feel anyless of a man, in fact i feel more like a man knowing that I am able to feel no shame when doing so, it takes a real man to show such courage.
@rdougl (469)
• United States
3 Jul 07
You need that caring, soft side to be able to nurtoure your kids. When they accomplish something special, you need to be able to express a feeling of proudness. I too consider myself a Manly Man. Having kids, developing a better relationship with my dad, and increasing my faith have all added to the overwhelming feelings that causes tears to shed. Obviously the man who made that statement doesn't have kids right??