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Old 03-17-2015, 08:32 AM
 
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Maybe it's because it feels "safer" to be emotional when you're a spectator who is removed from the situation? I know it's not quite the same, but my oldest son has autism and the only way he was able to learn to read facial expressions and emotions was by observing them through TV and movies; it was less pressure because he could just observe without actually being expected to participate or have that facial expression directed at him.
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:34 AM
 
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When ever there is a sad or bittersweet scene in a movie or tv show my husband is wiping constant tears. Yet I've never seen him cry over anything in real life. I wonder if that is the only way he can get out his emotions?
Have there been any situations in your lives that have been as sad/emotional/melodramatic as the movies? If not, then I wouldn't think it strange. If so, I'd find it unusual that he has a more emotional reaction to sad situations in fiction than reality.
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:39 AM
 
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He has never cried about anything other than movies.
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:04 AM
 
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Strange? Sure. Bad? Only if it bothers you.
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:12 AM
 
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He has never cried about anything other than movies.
Do you want it to be considered strange? I mean, are you leaning that way and looking for confirmation?
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Old 03-17-2015, 10:59 AM
 
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That's pretty much the only time I cry too, and they are almost always kid movies. Cried during Big Hero Six last weekend. The music does play a part, like VG said. I always cry at the same part of Finding Nemo, the very end where the music picks up.

It's unusual for a man but does it bother you or something? Maybe just tease him gently for being a softie.
OMG ME TOO!!!!

I think for the most part if you remove the soundtrack there would be less an emotional reaction.
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:11 AM
 
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Big deal. It's way better than being with an always emotionally bottled up man. He might have something bothering him though. You might want to ask.
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:16 AM
 
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I don't think it's that strange. I do agree that the music in movies makes it easier to cry somehow. I'm pretty sure my husband has teared up during movies. I guess the difference is that he will also cry in real life when it is warranted (when his grandparents died, for example).
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:46 AM
 
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I cant remember what show i was watching but i remember my eyes got *damp* during a scene

it was weird. lol

i notice i did get more sensitive as i have gotten older

but to answer your question. If he cried constantly (ala john boener) something is wrong with him
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:48 AM
 
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You can't make it through Marley and Me without getting a bit teary eyed. Especially near the end of the movie.....
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