Here is a question for men: how do you react to a woman crying? Not because she saw something sappy on tv, but because things hurt her.
Sit beside her and let her know she isn't alone. My first instinct would be to hold her and tell her she is important and valuable no matter what happened. The first part requires permission the remainder requires a soft heart and lots of empathy, which I hope I have enough. I always assume she got the shit end of the stick, she doesn't need rescued, just some company.
I see it as emotional blackmail when they don't get their way 95% of the time.
Just like that Becky woman calling the cops on the picnic and then going to tears when her ploy wasn't working.
If there is a real emotion trauma? Tears are fine.
Tears because you are losing an argument make me never want to be in the same room with you again.
It's a chap emotion tool.
I normally don't come across many women crying but at work I have had a few cry while I'm talking to them. Most of the time I just freeze up and don't know what to say; I just let them cry it out. The reason they are crying is they just found out they are pregnant and are starting to realize what that means for them. After they stop crying, I will talk to them about it. Try to make them feel better about what's to come.
Gads, this one is one that weirds me out, in a big way... and I noticed it when I was married and my wife and I discussed it. It's not bad, just... weird.
I have a physical reaction that is close to arousal. My wife thought it was a protective instinct sort of thing, which I can't deny but... why arousal?
Hmm, come to think of it, I can not confirm that this is true when any woman cries, just that she was hurt one day, stress, another failed attempt at pregnancy, insert reason here, and I was moved to comfort her and... well, even before I got there. I do not recall this happening with other women but I DO always want to render assistance. I am moved to help.
I’m a sensitive and intuitive man but having said that my field has been psychiatry and mental health 30 years as an RN so supporting and listening is my key to working and helping women. My area of expertise was abused women and children, often contacting CPS and APS as well as Tarasoff