1. noelphobic

    noelphobic Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    3,452
    Liverpool
    I went home from work at lunchtime today to finish off an Open University assignment that had to be posted today:eek: On the way back the radio was broadcasting a listener's sad story. He had been very close to his parents until the time that his dad said he was leaving his mum for another woman. By then the son was grown up and had children of his own. However, he and his mum and the rest of the family were devastated by this 'betrayal' but the dad's stance was that he had to 'follow his heart' and he 'only had one life'. The dad left and drifted apart from his son, to the point that they had had no contact for over 6 months. Then his son got a call from the new wife to say that his dad was very ill and he went to see him. He died while his son was there, apologising for the hurt he had caused.

    I thought this was a very sad story but was OK. Then they played the song that the listener had asked for ...

    I cried my eyes out!

    I had heard this song before, but never really listened to the words. They include the line

    I wasnt there that morning
    When my father passed away
    I didnt get to tell him
    All the things I had to say


    that really, really got to me!

    I will never feel the same when I hear that song again!

    http://www.lyricsfreak.com/m/mike+&+the+mechanics/the+living+years_20093565.html
     
  2. alex

    alex Registered User

    Apr 10, 2006
    1,665
    Hi Noelphobic

    Nothing wrong with a good cry................and i should know.............i'm an expert on that subject.......... infact i've got a masters degree in 'how best to cry in carparks'! .......so if you want any tips.............let me know!

    I'm still at the stage where i can't listen to sad songs as it triggers memories and i imagine that because your still feeling a little vulnerable at the moment, it set you off!

    Don't feel sad because todays gonna be a better day for you!

    Love Alex x
     
  3. gillianshack

    gillianshack Registered User

    crying just apart of being human!!!

    Crying just way of relife it's good to have a good cry.Its just showing we care.also after reading your thread i felt like crying thing's like that get to me to. I tried to open the link for the song but its not letting me "that's A shame or mybe not ";probably end up a blobbering mess" TAKECARE....Gilly...:)
     
  4. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,143
    Kent
    It doesn`t take meaningful words to bring tears to my eyes these days. I can cry over Coronation Street.
     
  5. me&mymum

    me&mymum Registered User

    Nov 15, 2006
    1
    My father is in the advanced stages of AD and is in hospital where he will die in the next few weeks. I would like to help support my mum in all of this but I live a long way from her. Has anyone had a similar experience?
    thanks
     
  6. nicetotalk

    nicetotalk Registered User

    Sep 22, 2006
    155
    stretford
    Hi me&mymum

    Is there anyway you could go and stay with her? Do you have children? Is there anyone else who could look after your children while you go up to surport your mum for a few days.
    kathy.

    If this is impossible phone everyday and i would at least try to get up once.
     
  7. noelphobic

    noelphobic Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    3,452
    Liverpool
    Hi Alex

    Just typed a reply to this and lost it when the site went!

    Today was much better. I think the crying helped to get things out of my system and I sent my OU assignment off yesterday so felt hugely relieved about that!

    Brenda
    (the first reply was better :)
     
  8. alex

    alex Registered User

    Apr 10, 2006
    1,665
    Hi Brenda

    I'm really pleased your feeling better today...........although i try to make light of the post (my way of coping!) i hate knowing people are upset! (says the idiot who bubbles for the least thing lately:eek: !)

    Glad you got your assignment sorted, i'm sure it will be great! i'll keep my fingers crossed ;)

    Love Alex x
     
  9. mel

    mel Registered User

    Apr 30, 2006
    1,656
    Sheffield

    Bet none of you cry at the X factor..........I do:(
     
  10. alex

    alex Registered User

    Apr 10, 2006
    1,665
    Hi Wend

    I cried last time i mowed the lawn! :p
    (chopped a frogs leg off!):eek: you'd cry too if you'd seen it trying to hop away!
    (i swear i didn't see it.........honestly!.... i was mortified:eek: )

    Love Alex x
     
  11. TinaT

    TinaT Registered User

    Sep 27, 2006
    7,095
    Bolton
    Me Too

    Another x factor cry baby here!!

    Hugs TinaT
     
  12. Lila13

    Lila13 Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    1,342
    The husband of one of my aunts went off leaving her with two young sons, and took all her savings.

    20-something years later the elder son nursed his father for months with terminal cancer.
     
  13. Libby

    Libby Registered User

    May 20, 2006
    625
    North East
    I only cried at the X factor when that lickle ickle boy was on -aw bless him!!

    The most I have ever cried whilst watching a film was - 'Terms of Endearment' when Debra Winger died of cancer - oh my god that was so so so so sad.

    Then of course ther was Mrs Miniver, Gone with the Wind, ET :)confused: ), Lassie of course, Champ - oh my god, I could go on forever and ever !!

    Libs
    Anyone got a tissue?
     
  14. maria29al

    maria29al Registered User

    Mar 15, 2006
    426
    Warwickshire
    I too blub at the slightest thing.

    However, certain songs get to me...

    My song for Dad is "Who Knew" by Pink
    and Dad loved Il Divo..so anything by them and I am a watery mess on the floor!

    But, its good to cry from time to time.

    M
    x
     
  15. mel

    mel Registered User

    Apr 30, 2006
    1,656
    Sheffield
     
  16. Libby

    Libby Registered User

    May 20, 2006
    625
    North East
    Does that mean you don't need to put any water in the iron Wendy??

    Libs:)
     
  17. hw00001

    hw00001 Registered User

    Oct 7, 2006
    15
    Guildford
  18. MrsP

    MrsP Registered User

    Mar 19, 2005
    115
    I cried last week at the school Christmas concert; my 5 year old turned to me and blew me a kiss and everyone went 'awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww'. I immediately went beetroot and cried, then everyone laughed at me instead!! Charming.

    Call me sick but I had to chuckle at the thought of the frog with no legs..........very sorry.

    Kate x.
     
  19. Rosalind

    Rosalind Registered User

    Jul 2, 2005
    203
    Wiltshire
    I cry at almost any talent competition, and have been known to get chocked when people on Antiques Roadshow are told things are worth lots of money, goodness knows why.

    But agree with Oscar Wilde about ' One must have a heart of stone to read the death of little Nell without laughing. '
     
  20. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,429
    #20 jenniferpa, Dec 21, 2006
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2006
    OMG YES!!! Slightly different, but I want cry tears of rage and slap all of the Bronte heroines "upside the head" and scream "don't be so wet". Great authors they may be, but I don't think they did their sex any favours at all.

    Jennifer
     

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