Why do I tear up so easy now?
April 6, 2012 8:23 AM Subscribe
Why have I become so damn weepy in my 30's?
posted by BeeDo to health & fitness (33 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a 32 year old male. Things that used to just make me sad now leave me with eyes full of tears. Is this a typical change for men in their 30s? Related to lowering testosterone or something?
Up until my 30s I was never much of a weeper. I'm sure I cried about the usual amount as a kid, and I know I was capable of it later on for big things. When my dog died when I was 18 I cried like a baby.
But now little things tear me up. Like when Spock dies in Wrath of Khan, or the end of the Iron Giant (Superman!). These things always were sad, of course, but I never had this kind of physical reaction.
So: men in your 30s and later: is this something you went through? Is it a chemical sort of thing, or something unique to my psychology? Honestly, every day of my life since my kids were born has been better than the one before, so it's not like there is some kind of outside stimulus at work here. I'm just much more likely to tear up when I think of something sad.