When was the last time you cried, and why?

More than a year ago. I was on a long visit home after finishing my degree in another country. School was very expensive and it was paid for by my parents, it put so much stress on me, I think it broke me a little.

I cried because my mother was yelling at me over not doing my chores or sleeping in too late or something. I wasn't working or doing anything at all at the time, was in a bit of a limbo legally, trying to get a work permit in the country I studied.

I was also absolutely depressed, didn't want anything from life, felt useless and powerless and thought it would never change.

My parents were always a little impulsive and that scene with my mother telling me off for something I really couldn't care about felt like she just couldn't see that I can barely get myself out of bed in the morning.

And as I was telling her to let me be, I pretty much broke down and it sort of dawned on me that I am not well at all.

I haven't cried for years before that and even then only as a kid and in very stressful situations.

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