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Just broke up with my long term girl. I know that women use crying to release the stress and sadness from the body, but what can a guy do?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Crying OK!

Guys cry, too! And if you feel like crying, don't hold back.
You can do it in private. Other ways to release pent up emotions are aerobic exercise, weight lifting, playing music, drawing, etc. You can yell at the top of your lungs in your car... Whatever feels good and doesn't hurt you or someone else.

In brief: Crying OK!

Guys cry, too! And if you feel like crying, don't hold back.
You can do it in private. Other ways to release pent up emotions are aerobic exercise, weight lifting, playing music, drawing, etc. You can yell at the top of your lungs in your car... Whatever feels good and doesn't hurt you or someone else.
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Think

Think about why it happened, learn from it and don't play the blame game.

In brief: Think

Think about why it happened, learn from it and don't play the blame game.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: DEPRESSION

Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what depression means to you and whatever else may be bothering you.
Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; no just one or the other.

In brief: DEPRESSION

Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what depression means to you and whatever else may be bothering you.
Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; no just one or the other.
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Guys cry too

Breakups are hard, period.
And although they might not want it commonly known, guys cry too. Some go out and get drunk, or grab the next girl they can find -- but this doesn't relieve the pain. Some also talk about it with trusted friends, men and women. Be with others as you can tolerate; get plenty of sleep; eat well; exercise; stay away from alcohol and drugs. Grieving takes its own time.

In brief: Guys cry too

Breakups are hard, period.
And although they might not want it commonly known, guys cry too. Some go out and get drunk, or grab the next girl they can find -- but this doesn't relieve the pain. Some also talk about it with trusted friends, men and women. Be with others as you can tolerate; get plenty of sleep; eat well; exercise; stay away from alcohol and drugs. Grieving takes its own time.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Jane Steiner
Guys are often told they shouldn't cry ( all through their life) but that is simply not good advice. Guys have the same reasons for wanting to cry as girls ( or women ) do and if a guy feels like crying--he should!
Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Talking

Guys want to talk about it.
Really. You may wind up crying, but guys show emotion by talking about it. What that does is open you up emotionally to whomever you are talking with, allowing that emotional bond you feel was ripped from you. It confirms that you have good friends you can count on, and that helps you heal.

In brief: Talking

Guys want to talk about it.
Really. You may wind up crying, but guys show emotion by talking about it. What that does is open you up emotionally to whomever you are talking with, allowing that emotional bond you feel was ripped from you. It confirms that you have good friends you can count on, and that helps you heal.
Dr. Michael Amster
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