No words, no actions speak louder than a single tear. Our emotional
responses are mirrored in our tears of grief, sadness, despondency,
hopelessness, relief, exhilaration, pride, and ecstasy.
Why do tears remain such a mysterious form of communication?
In this intriguing study, best-selling author and psychologist
Jeffrey A. Kottler unravels the mystery of tears and offers
insightful and often surprising answers to such questions as: Why
do we cry? How do men and women¦s tears differ? How are tears
interpreted in different cultures? When is crying therapeutic and
when does it become self-destructive?
Kottler¦s searching questions explore the passion found in the
human experience as he delves into the paradoxical nature of
tears--that can express excruciating pain as well as exquisite
rapture. In addition to the book¦s obvious emotional appeal it is
filled with valuable information such as the evolutionary purposes
of tears, the importance of crying for infants and small children,
and scientific studies of the neuropsychology and biology of
Wise, informative, and moving, The Language of Tears challenges
many of our conventional attitudes toward tears and shows how
valuable they can be as an opportunity for communication, intimacy,
change, and enlightenment.
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