13 Things You Probably Don't Know About Tears
Tina Miller, MA,CFLE stashed this in psychology
Much of Bylsma's research has focused around the cathartic quality of crying. And how good you feel after a cry might come down to the social situation, she says. If you tear up around supportive people in a comfortable environment, you're more likely to report feeling better afterward than if you were trying (unsuccessfully) to hold back tears in a place where you feel vulnerable, unsafe or embarrassed.
Tears cleanse in a supportive environment. I like that.