So I finally entered the 21st century and downloaded Missing E. OH I AM SO OLD.
Seriously, you guys, I have a problem!
I have been crying for going on 6 hours now and I just can’t fucking stop!!
I’m in need of a shot of haldol or something… :’-/
This has totally happened to me too. Thank heaven, not very often. I get through it by using an Insight Meditation technique. As I lie there, sobbing massively, I observe my own feelings of total misery, and then I start to name them and let them go. So I say, either in my head or even out loud, “I am feeling despair. [deep breath] I release that.” “I am feeling sadness; I release that.” I keep doing that and eventually I get more specific with it. “I am feeling afraid that my son will never be able to leave home; I release that.” “I am feeling afraid that my husband will have a heart attack soon, leaving me a middle-aged widow who is too old to start dating again… I am feeling angry at the doctors at this stupid hospital… I am feeling sad about my back fat… ” and so forth. I take a deep breath and release each feeling as it arises. If it arises more than once, that’s okay too.
This technique is deceptively simple, but surprisingly effective. It’ll really cut the uncontrollable weeping down, pretty fast usually. But you have to be really truthful with yourself as you name your feelings, that’s all.