Crying isn’t a sign of weakness, it is a sign of strength. Why do we link sadness with weakness? Allowing yourself to feel the pain will bring forth a river of tears. Allowing yourself to feel the pain, takes incredible strength. It doesn’t take strength to bury the pain. This is much easier than feeling the magnitude of the pain left behind by a suicide loss. I often hear others say, “I still cry everyday.” Good! To me this means you are leaning into the pain. Of course the crying should decrease over time, but it should never end. How could it? We will always miss the people we lost. We will always be sad they aren’t here. Sadness brings tears. When we cry, we are allowing ourselves to feel what we need to feel. Don’t criticize yourself for crying. Instead, give yourself credit for leaning into the pain.