By lukey101 - 13/8/2020 05:01

Someone needs a hug

Today, I was out to lunch when someone in the distance proposed to his partner. She said yes, everyone clapped and cheered. I, on the other hand, burst into tears and couldn't stop bawling for about half an hour. I'm a 32 year old man and don't even know the happy couple. FML
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By  Nhayaa  |  21

If OP says he doesn't know the couple it means he's not sad or unhappy but actually happy for them and very empathetic. (I'll never understand why "empathetic" is spelled "empathetic". It's a mix of "empathy" and "pathetic" like it's pathetic to have empathy. You english speakers are way to complicated.)
@jpants, yep, I know, we have the same in french. But if you have "empatie", you are "empatique", not "empathetique". Why add a useless syllable?

By  Chazzster  |  20

OP look up PBA

Pseudobulbar affect (PBA) is a condition that's characterized by episodes of sudden uncontrollable and inappropriate laughing or crying. Pseudobulbar affect typically occurs in people with certain neurological conditions or injuries, which might affect the way the brain controls emotion.

I developed it after being on Antidepressants for years and then getting off them. I don’t know if the Antidepressants had anything to do with it in my case or if they were masking the effects of PBA. Depression and PBA are different but have a few common traits.

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  Yummi_913  |  11

Well shit, that may be why I have random HEAVY urges to cry. I'll feel deep sadness out of nowhere from stuff like a stupid shoe commercial. I'm also off antidepressants and PTSD meds for a few years now. This whole thing is rather weird to me because I'm the type of person that usually doesn't cry even when literal TERRIBLE things happen.