Reddit Gold: “How do you stop yourself from crying in tense situations?”

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Today’s post is from u/DamnItsMeAgain who answers the question: “How do you stop yourself from crying in tense situations?

Honestly? I do math. Look away from whatever is making you feel this way(esp if it’s a person- god knows looking at them doesn’t help) and pick any number at random. I usually use 400 and up, then find the square root. What’s the smallest factor you can find? Make it a fraction, how can you simplify it? Simplified it? Add them together, multiple by 13 and start over.

It sounds dumb, but as someone who had to learn from a young age that crying is “a sign of weakness” this has been my saving grace. I hope it helps you.

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