But for this particular crying hack, there's science to back up the claims of its efficacy.
Because crying is a passive and involuntary act, the muscular tension we create when we concentrate on pinching that skin between our fingers acts as a distraction for our muscles in addition to being another task to distract us from whatever has brought on our tears.
Not squeeze, pinch it, pinch it as hard as you can! I don't know about you, but when it comes to crying I'm a pretty light touch.
I tear up during that one dog food commercial where the voice of the dog discusses how they made their owner happy after a bad day. I tear up when I'm super happy (ask my boyfriend about the first time we had sex, lol, I am a prize).
While being in a relationship itself can often prove confusing to both parties in the honeymoon phase when you’re just starting to get to know each other on a more intimate level, it’s usually the woman who pays close attention to her partner out of admiration.