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Oh, just get over it!

I am a public librarian. Sometimes I have to deal with problem patrons, and on rare occasions, those interactions turn ugly, and I have to ask the person to leave the building, etc. The problem is, I get upset, and then I get all flushed and shaky and worst of all, I cry. And when that happens, I can't really go off by myself and get composed -- I'm usually at the reference desk alone, so I can't be away for more than a minute or two. I've read previous AskMe questions about avoiding the crying, and have tried a lot of those tricks -- what I'd really like is to avoid getting so emotionally upset in the first place. [more inside]
posted by sarcasticah on May 19, 2014 - 42 answers

What book goes well with my box of tissues?

I want to cry my eyes out over a book. It's been a long time since I have and I need the catharsis. [more inside]
posted by quincunx on May 5, 2014 - 88 answers

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to.

Please help me survive the last 5 weeks of this quarter. I'm on generic (Watson/Actavis) Concerta (36 mg) for ADHD, and generic (Taro) Lamictal (100 mg) for depression/anxiety. I'm also a part time student at a local community college, taking PreCalculus II (Trigonometry) and Cultural Anthropology - both College Transfer courses. And night courses that start at 6pm, that last for 2.5 hours each. I was also taking Statistics. Since last September or so, the Concerta has been giving me crying fits, particularly when it wears off. I was also working full time, and taking an inline Computer Science course. This is when I go from 'normal, functioning person' to 'uncontrollable crying as soon as I hit something frustrating, like my code not compiling. And by 'uncontrollable crying', it lasts for an hour or more, and I basically cry until I get fatigued. And afterwards, my head is blank like a vacuum. It doesn't make for a good work or study environment! I was only on 18 MG of Concerta, so my doctor doubled that to 36 mg, thinking it would help. Oh, holy cats it didn't. [more inside]
posted by spinifex23 on Feb 19, 2014 - 15 answers

3..2..1.. CRY!

How to cry on command [more inside]
posted by dinosaurprincess on Jan 23, 2014 - 13 answers

Is endless crying during therapy really a good thing?

I have been seeing a sex therapist for about six weeks. We started off with a very specific focus but she now seems to be having trouble figuring out where to start with the Hydra of my emotional issues. [more inside]
posted by chaiminda on Nov 21, 2013 - 8 answers

What are some movies or TV shows that will make me cry continously?

I've recently realized how therapeutic it is for me to have a nice, long, crying session. Watching something emotional that makes me cry has been my way of releasing stress, but I'm having a hard time finding material. I've been able to find lists of "movies to make you cry", but they tend to be romance movies or feel-good dramas with a sad ending. What about movies or TV shows that are sad, sweet, or emotional throughout the length of the film? [more inside]
posted by daisies on Nov 13, 2013 - 112 answers

14 month old waking crying at night for extended periods

My 14 month old baby has crying thrashing wakeful periods during the night on a semi-regular basis (roughly speaking, perhaps once every fortnight). He wakes up crying and can’t be consoled – arches his body and pushes away from me while in my arms (but cries harder if put down in his cot). [more inside]
posted by fever-trees on Sep 23, 2013 - 24 answers

Iconic Images of People Celebrating or Otherwise Being Happy

We're looking for iconic/popular images of people having fun and want to photoshop in a crying kid (all in good fun!). What are your suggestions? [more inside]
posted by bitteroldman on Sep 23, 2013 - 13 answers

Staying sane while facing an insane thing

I am in therapy trying to deal with childhood sexual abuse. I am having a hard time keeping my adult life together and not feeling insane. How do I learn to calm down and keep going instead of wanting to cry every day? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Jul 28, 2013 - 28 answers

Earplugs/muffs to block out a crying baby

In the next two weeks, there will be a new addition to our household -- a baby. (Not mine.) And since it's not mine, I would prefer not to hear it. There are lots of AskMes about earplugs, but many (like the ETY ones) use as a selling point that they don't muffle speech. I want to muffle everything. Best ear protection for the job, <$30?
posted by fiercecupcake on Jun 14, 2013 - 16 answers

Don't you DARE ask me if he's teething

My 14 month old son cries and screams every waking moment he's with me. This has gone on for months, and it's killing me. Please help me understand what's going on and how I can make it stop. [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Jun 7, 2013 - 49 answers

Help me avoid drunk crying.

I used to be a happy drunk, and now I have become a person who cries for no reason when I drink. Why did this change, and can I change it back? [more inside]
posted by picapica on Apr 9, 2013 - 19 answers

Here come those tears.

I have to have a relationship talk tonight with a new person in my life. It's going to be stressful but I think it's going to be okay. How do I not cry? I have a tendency to get choked up and cry during certain types of discussions where I feel vulnerable. (It even happens at work, but that's another AskMe.) What do I do? Should I just issue a warning before we talk?
posted by summer sock on Feb 22, 2013 - 10 answers

I feel like a crying vampire mole.

Weepy and photophobic. What is going on? [more inside]
posted by lettuchi on Nov 10, 2012 - 10 answers

9-month Old Uncontrollably Crying at Gym Daycare. Concern?

9-month Old Uncontrollably Crying at Gym Daycare. Concern? [more inside]
posted by Run.Faster on Sep 12, 2012 - 23 answers

My neighbour cries a lot, and I'm worried

My neighbour is clearly in distress - what do I do? [more inside]
posted by catch as catch can on Aug 14, 2012 - 22 answers

Did giving hormonal birth control another go fuck up my cycles forever?

Long shot: would taking hormonal birth control (HBC) for several weeks continue to affect my premenstrual moods for several months? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Apr 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Flash help for the Dummy

I'm looking for some websites for the beginner. I'm fine with the animation part. That is (relatively) easy. But I'm pretty much totally lost on the Action script part of it, and the Adobe tutorials are a little complicated for my idiot self. I'm just a little ol' designer and all this talk of code and scripts and computer lingo is freaking me out. I'll take anything. Any ideas. Any help. Anything. Thank you.
posted by freakazoid on Mar 21, 2012 - 6 answers

Help Us Help Our Dog

Our greyhound Hoover lacks confidence, is unhappy, and seems to have other emotional problems. We're at a loss. Help us help our dog, please. [more inside]
posted by QuakerMel on Feb 12, 2012 - 21 answers

Feelings of depression after diagnosis.

Depressed/angry after diagnosis of a entirely treatable condition that will improve my quality of life. I don't know why or what to do next. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Nov 16, 2011 - 12 answers

How can I prevent or reduce acute anxiety?

After about one day visiting my family, I get very emotional and remain on the verge of tears for the rest of my visit. Once I've reached this point, talking about anything, even the most mundane, makes me cry. I have never experienced this except with my family. It can last for days. What causes this? What can I do to prevent it? What can I do to recover from it? Can you explain what is happening to me? [more inside]
posted by valeries on Nov 8, 2011 - 18 answers

Don't be such a cry-baby

I cry often, always have, and I don't know if this can be changed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 7, 2011 - 13 answers

Babies make me ill

When I hear a baby crying I feel like I am getting sliced open with a scalpel. It is totally fight or flight. What the hell is going on with me? This is more than yuppie griping about having dinner ruined. It is not just annoying but harmful to brain chemistry. What is going on w me.
posted by moammargaret on Aug 20, 2011 - 19 answers

Maybe because they shoot horses?

James Thurber fans, gather 'round. I'm reading his The Years with Ross and in the chapter titled "More Miracle Men" is a Thurber drawing of a star above a horse, and the horse is shedding a tear. I can scarcely believe I'm using a question for this, but I greatly wish to know: Why is the horse crying?
posted by bryon on Aug 20, 2011 - 8 answers

Your search for "tiny little corks" returned no results on Amazon.com

Help me not cry while reading at my friend's wedding. [more inside]
posted by Zozo on Jul 21, 2011 - 30 answers

I want the babe to be safe.

Neighbor behavior filter: I hear my neighbor's baby (definitely a baby) crying. I hear the sound of a man yelling things like "shut up" or "stop crying". And then I hear the sound of a smack. This makes me feel horrified. But is it any of my business to try to help? [more inside]
posted by your mom's a sock puppet on May 25, 2011 - 40 answers

Why do I cry so easily when I used to never cry?

Have you ever switched from being a stoic to being a crier? Could this be from treating my depression or something else? [more inside]
posted by Hey nonny nonny mouse on Apr 20, 2011 - 19 answers

No, woman, no cry

Why does random music make me teary? [more inside]
posted by dejah420 on Apr 19, 2011 - 40 answers

Help me break me

My girlfriend has suggested that I might be overdue for a no-holds-barred sob destruction and I think I agree. But I'm having a hard time overcoming my disinclination towards that degree of vulnerability, so I've decided to mount an attack based on system overload. Do you have suggestions of specific pieces of media (video clips/songs/short poems/etc) that make you tear up every time? [more inside]
posted by ictow on Mar 25, 2011 - 268 answers

Uncontrolable crying

Why do I always start crying when I improvise a song or joke? [more inside]
posted by mattn on Mar 3, 2011 - 18 answers

Hush don't cry

How do I stop crying at work-related criticism? [more inside]
posted by Hakaisha on Feb 26, 2011 - 23 answers

How do you get toddlers to fall asleep in the same room?

Trying so hard to figure out how you get two toddlers to share a room and it's HARD! [more inside]
posted by Sweetmag on Jan 20, 2011 - 13 answers

Stop those tears

Help me be able to talk about relationship issues without unproductively bursting into tears. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 30, 2010 - 15 answers

Getting rid of signs of crying.

I want to feel comfortable becoming emotional in my therapist’s office, which means being confident that I walk out of her office without any sign I was crying. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 1, 2010 - 28 answers

I don't cry over major stuff, but too much over minor stuff

Can I control my urge to cry in stressful or frustrating moments? or is it ok that I do? [more inside]
posted by hellameangirl on Oct 28, 2010 - 30 answers

I need diaper-changing tips and tricks

I need diaper-changing tips and tricks [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Oct 27, 2010 - 25 answers

How do I stop the tears from flowing?

How do you handle crying when you're actually raging to kill someone inside? [more inside]
posted by astapasta24 on Aug 21, 2010 - 23 answers

Help my 4-year-old learn to love daycare

I recently started a new full-time job. My 4-1/2-year-old hates daycare. What can I do to make this better? [more inside]
posted by libraryhead on Jul 19, 2010 - 23 answers

Crying after Sex

I usually cry the first time I have sex with someone. Does anyone have explanations for/experience with this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2010 - 17 answers

Help me help my neurotic dog.

After 5 years of the same routine, my neurotic dog still has not adjusted. How do I teach her to be patient? [more inside]
posted by thejanna on Jun 21, 2010 - 7 answers

Why don't real things make me cry?

Why do fictional things trigger my crying-reflex when I haven't cried in years? (So much snowflakery inside.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2010 - 15 answers

Trying to avoid "Are you OK?"

How can I clean myself up after a proper crying and get back in the office? [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen on May 19, 2010 - 15 answers

How little sleep is too little?

Baby is 15 days old. Due to bf-ing troubles, we have been feeding him pumped milk from a bottle. Friday night we switched to all breast. Now he doesn't drop off to sleep immediately after a feed like he did for the 1st two weeks. [more inside]
posted by pipti on Apr 25, 2010 - 36 answers

Guy apologize for behaving like a jerk and cries, yet still acts like a jerk, why?

What does it mean when a guy apologize and cries in front of you yet still behaves inappropriately? [more inside]
posted by wcmf on Apr 14, 2010 - 66 answers

Why do my fingers burn when I cry?

Since I was a teenager I have had a weird physical reaction to crying. [more inside]
posted by Wroksie on Jan 11, 2010 - 5 answers

I'm such a crybaby! Is this okay??

Inspired by this old question about how guys react to girls crying... I want to know, how often do you cry? Is there an "average norm" for how often most people cry? [more inside]
posted by sherber on Nov 9, 2009 - 29 answers

Crying Spells for Males

I'm a 29 year old male and I have crying spells. Advice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2009 - 30 answers

Crybaby

My 5 week old baby cries most of the time he is awake unless I keep moving him around or feeding him. I am at a loss...any suggestion for this weary mom? [more inside]
posted by murrey on Sep 25, 2009 - 42 answers

How to get my baby to sleep all night?

My five-month-old son has suddenly started crying in the middle of the night every hour or two, just as he did as a newborn. What gives? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Sep 3, 2009 - 17 answers

Girlfriend emotionally damaged by previous relationship?

My girlfriend and I have been seeing each other for a couple of years now. We love each other, and have a lot of fun doing things (even hard work) together. When it comes to sex, though, she seems to have inherited a lot of hangups from a previous, long-term relationship. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2009 - 39 answers

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