I do it, and I notice sooo many others that do it, too…we say “sorry” when we’re with someone and we cry.
Why do we feel the need to apologise for showing our pain? Our sadness? Our grief?
I’m of the mind that apologies should be given when we’re in the wrong and want to make amends.
But crying isn’t wrong. It’s a healthy release of so much emotion that it wells up in our eyes, brims over and spills down our cheeks.
So I’m going to try not to apologise next time I cry. If there’s a void of silence where the expectation is an apology…I’m going to sit with the discomfort of crying and not apologising for it.
If you manage to do this, please write and tell me if you experience anything different.
Don’t say sorry for crying. You’re allowed to feel sad. You’re allowed to cry.