No one likes to cry. Crying is often the reaction to some heavy emotional trauma whether it's breaking up with a partner, losing a job, or even worse, a loved one. Sometimes crying can come from intense frustration and the feeling of being stuck in a situation that disturbs you and in which you can't find your way out. Though you might think streaming tears down your face can't possibly help you, crying is important. A lot of good things happen to our bodies when we cry.
According to Healthline, crying allows your body to quite literally comfort and reset itself. When you cry, your parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) switches on, giving your body the signal to "rest and digest." In addition, tears are filled with stress hormones, so when you can't stop shedding them, you're actively ridding yourself of chemical messengers filled with stress, including cortisol and prolactin. At the same time releasing endorphins and oxytocin.