We all know those people who can’t help tearing up at weddings. They cry when the underdog gets the girl and at every Hallmark commercial. Well, don’t tell them, but some psychologists believe that “tears of joy” simply don’t exist. According to Mental Floss .com, crying is tied strictly to sorrow and pain. not to happy occasions. They say that people who cry at joyous events such as weddings and births are actually expressing sadness.
For instance, the woman who cries at a wedding is worried about what the future might hold for the bride and groom, or how the union will affect the friendship she has with them, or she’s crying because she’s not married herself. And during a happy reunion, tears flow for the thought of the time spent apart. not for the bright future ahead. But what about the people who blubber when the guy finally gets the girl at the end of the movie? Well, they’re releasing the fear and sorrow they’ve been holding in from the rest of the film, when it appeared the couple might never be together. Like in “Sleepless in Seattle” when it looked like Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks might never get together. Now that was a great flick.