How often do you cry? I tear up sometimes more than once a week, cry several times in a year, and have a really good sob every five years or so. Without religiously taking my medicine, the story would no doubt be different. I recall crying more at the death of my cats than that of my parents. The cats I lived and slept with (one actually jumped off of my bed and collapsed - dead - the other I held when he was being euthanized). Contrawise, I had watched my parents slowly deteriorate over the years at their nursing homes, perhaps having more control over their situation with the help of staff and not actually seeing them die. Sobbing? As an adult, when having my first nervous breakdown at Yale; having my nose broken; listening to an account of how a Navy chaplain won the Congressional Medal of Honor; and worrying that I might be arrested for medicine-induced mania.