I hadn't cried for a really long time until my cat died about 3 years ago and, even then, I only did it once, not long after it had happened. Just last year however, I cried a few times within a 2-3 month period, which was definitely unusually frequent for me, but then I went back to not crying until about two months ago where I started crying a lot again, relative to the past. I also have moments now where I wake up crying from a dream, where I also happened to be crying. Had something like that happen recently when I randomly dreamt about my dead cat, when within the dream I realized that fact as I was holding him, repeating how, "You're dead! Damnnit <insert name> you're dead! I wish you weren't dead.". Intensely focusing on how worthless, isolated and lonely I am seems to bring me to the point to tears a lot more easily nowadays, but it can still feel hard to do at times, even when I'm wanting the release. Within these last couple months, I've probably cried over ten times which to me at least is, again, a lot. >>203043
>I think crying feels nice and cathartic. I wish I could cry more often.
I'm almost 28 myself and, yes, I agree. It is nice and is pretty much the ultimate form of feeling sorry for myself in a very pleasing way that makes me feel lighter &, very briefly, at peace. By right I should be crying everyday yet, even though it happens a lot more, it's still hard to do unless I really hyper focus on how miserable I am, which itself is a common thing. I'm probably in a good middle ground though since, I'd assume, crying every day would get quite fatiguing and any sense of being briefly unburdened from myself would quickly vanish.