How often do you cry?

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-10-2007
How often do you cry?
Thu, 09-06-2012 - 11:29am

I was sitting here wondering how much the average person cries?

I am not sure if being on a anti-depressant makes a difference, like do these type medications numb emotions and make you cry less?

Either way, how often do you think you cry?

Interested to see the results of this question.


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Registered: 01-02-2008
Re: How often do you cry?
Fri, 09-07-2012 - 9:01am

My crying also varies alot.. There are days I cry all day and then lately I havent cried that much..

I cry when I have to grieve something for sure. Like a few weeks ago when my ex H told me that he was renting out our marital home and I wouldnt be able to visit there anymore (long story) and he moved out and went to another State I cried. I had to grieve that situation.

So I think I cry when there is something for me to grieve. Its kind of a therapeutic tool I use and when the crying jag is over I move on to the next thing.

take care

Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Sat, 09-08-2012 - 9:36pm

Lately, I have been crying a lot...but I know why.


Also not too sure if my Anti-depressant is still working.

I am on a low-dose but my previous one just stopped.

It's fairly new though so I am going to give it a little bit longer.

My dd, ds, and I have also been through a lot so it's no wonder I feel like "Bawling"...:smileysad:...

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-25-2004
Sun, 09-09-2012 - 10:58pm

It really varies for me. Sometimes daily, other times just once a week. I seem to usually end up bawling at my therapy appointment each week during some part of it. I used to cry in the shower as a child so I could hide it from everyone, or do it silently into my pillow at night. I tend to fall apart when I'm not taking care of myself: not exercising, not eating right, not doing anything to help myself, and not sleeping well. When those things come together it certainly gets better. I've always been an emotional person and cry at the good and the bad. When someone else cries, I start in as well.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2009
Mon, 09-10-2012 - 7:08am


I think it can be hard on men as from small children they are told" big boys don't cry" . This is sad because big boys do need to cry and crying can be so healing.



Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Sun, 09-16-2012 - 3:32pm

Cried a lot lately, but I think it's understandable...

Sometimes I think the Anti-Depressants can numb you...

I am on a new one and it has helped me a lot.

We have dealt with changes so I know it's a factor.

This is a really good question!