I have never been the type who falls apart when somebody else does. I feel like being there for someone and understanding their pain in those very tender moments without falling apart is a helpful thing. In my infinite wisdom, I have learned that sometimes crying along with someone is just as helpful to them as it is to me. I have learned the hard way that blocking emotions and stuffing hurt or pain inside is not tough; it takes a great deal of strength and courage to be able to feel things as they come.
-- Dawn Elizabeth Waters, Switching Teams, p. 47