Is it OK to cry at work? I say yes, but I still say don’t let anyone see you. At least not the entire office. Try to keep it to your strongest allies, those who are most likely to be supportive and offer encouragement or solutions. A good cry can relieve stress and usher in the break through for which you’ve been searching. I find that my triggers have changed as I’ve matured, become more confident and less easily intimidated by others. Now I am just as likely to find myself on the other side of the issue – how to address crying by others in the work place – with understanding, support, and a fresh box of tissues.

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