Crying at the happy ending.

@article{Weiss1952CryingAT,
  title={Crying at the happy ending.},
  author={Janet Weiss},
  journal={Psychoanalytic review},
  year={1952},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={338}
}
Certain individuals cry at the happy ending of a movie rather than, as one would expect, at the sad situation that preceded it. Such people, for instance, are not moved to tears when the lovers separate, but save their tears until the time when they are happily reunited. The grief and the impulse to cry are repressed until the situation no longer merits this reaction. Then, at the happy ending, there is no longer any need for the grief to be repressed. When the inhibition is lifted the energy… CONTINUE READING