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Midnight - and I want to cry. Not sure why. Still have a job and a place to live. I am well and so is my family. Just laughed my a** off with my friends on a Zoom call. It is strangely overwhelming!

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I've broken down several times this week - this lack of human interaction is not normal

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Midnight - and I get it. This shit is heavy. So many of the normal routines, rituals, touchstones, anchors et cetera are unmoored. Feel like you’re doing great, and you’re guilty because so many are so worse off. Feel like you’re in trouble and it becomes hard to shake. Hang in there (he says, to both of us).

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You guys are so sweet. I went to my car and cried (not sure why I did that - but being in a car in the middle of a dark night feels so serene) Then I came back to all the touching responses and some sweet DMs.

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If it makes you feel better - same. Not a crier but boyfriend and I are having dumb fights and I’m exhausted and I just want to be able to go to the gym and the clurb.

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I am sorry :(

That’s called dread.

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My best advice to you would be just to cry for the time being. Let your emotions out. I personally wish I could just cry and release everything—I’m begging for catharsis. If you are not actually on the verge of crying, I would Implore you not to drink any alcohol. I have tried using alcohol to get those juice flowing (with a bit of sad music too) and it doesn’t help.

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Yes-this. Was already crying when I saw your words. I am not ordinarily a cryer. But the last week has me weeping daily.

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What is making people cry?

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*gestures wildly* um, like this? All of this??

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Crying spells have been real these last few weeks. Not sure why either.

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Cry it out. It’s ok. These times are stressful and you have likely been holding it in for too long

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I feel positive for most of the day but generally start feeling a bit sad around dinnertime. Not sure why. I guess lower energy + time to be introspective and reflect on the things I worry about makes me feel less capable to meet those challenges than I would in the light of day. I try to cry sometimes when I feel like I want to but I often can’t

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You're not alone in your feelings!

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Listen to music... it’ll calm you. It’s what I do when I’m feeling low.

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I just feel exhausted. So much uncertainty causes daily stress and not seeing the light at the end of the tunnel doesn’t give me any hope.

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Happy to chat with you if you want, OP

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Sometimes we all need a good cry. Life can be F@#$ing hard. Don't let anyone convince you otherwise.

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I had a mental breakdown in the shower the other day. I miss my friends and family. I miss traveling (the one thing that brings me true joy) I see people on social media breaking the rules and spending time with others. It makes me mad because I’ve, like a lot of people, spent so much time away from everyone. My anxiety and depression is so heightened in all of this. We’re in this together. Here for you if you just want to vent.

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Awwww

It’s overwhelming right now. Then you get the sanctimonious people on socials telling you that you should not feel like you do because you still have a job and you aren’t dead. Thanks a lot. Everyone is allowed to feel shitty, upset, and angry by this situation no matter who you are.

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Feel all the feels. It’s okay to cry. Listen to Brene Brown podcast. It’s very helpful right now.

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