Instinctively, I feel the need to repress the urge to cry in public, even when it's completely appropriate (e.g. at a funeral or saying goodbye to friends). But, there's no good reason for this. Feeling emotions is a big part of being human.
Usually I'm quick to overlook traditions that seem outdated and unreasonable, but for some reason this has been harder for me. Rationally, I think of crying as just another form of expression. So, I'm confused by how uncomfortable it makes me. Maybe deep down I'm concerned that crying makes me look weak. But, I find that hard to believe given I regularly volunteer to share stories that make me vulnerable.
I'm disappointed that I haven't been able to overcome this mental hurdle. I should be feel comfortable expressing how I feel with people who care about me.