I have noticed recently that even though there are many occasions where I cry, I never feel any relief from it. This has caused me to wonder if what I have thought of as crying has actually been crying, because everything I have read about that refers to it as a release of tension. I do not feel that. Tears do well up in my eyes, and that is frequent. Often it stops there, and past that perhaps four or five tears before it is suddenly gone but I do not feel any better. I have been thinking of this as crying but is it really? Does it even really qualify as a kind of crying? What is this sort of low-intensity thing that gives no benefit? I have seen in films people being completely drenched in tears, crying for many minutes and hours but that seems almost like a different emotion being expressed than what I have felt. The times can be close together, but there is a solid break and that seems to stop any real relief from it. How do you get relief with this?