Tears Of Anger

Everyone seems to be able to understand tears of joy and tears of sadness, but — men especially — seem unable to understand tears of anger.

If I am truly angry, I cry. And it’s a lot harder to stop these tears of anger because I then become angry with myself that I am crying because I’m angry. It’s a vicious cycle.

I know I’m not alone in reacting to anger with tears because I inherited this unfortunate tendency from my mother. Surely there are others beside the two of us?

4 thoughts on “Tears Of Anger

  1. I realize this is an old post – but I just ran across it. And I have to say that YES, I cry when I am angry. I always blamed it on female socialization: that it is “OK” for a woman to cry, but not so OK for her to be angry. (And I have have known men who got angry when they were really sad).

    The worst are the tears of frustration – when I have just run out of cope, and yet one more thing is hurled at me. It happens at work sometimes and I HATE that, because I’m supposed to be the big tough cowgirl at work.

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