According to a report in the Daily Mail, women will spend an average of one-and-a-third years in tears by the time they reach 25!
During their first year they will shed tears for three hours a day when they need changing, feeding or entertaining.
Between the ages of one and three, a girl will cry for up to two hours and five minutes a day, with the main reasons including falls, tiredness and being told off.
As teenagers, they will wail for an average of two hours and 13 minutes a week, due mainly to hormones, arguing with friends, being dumped and being grounded.
The poll of 3,000 women - conducted by www.TheBabyWebsite.com - found that after the age of 19, women wept for two hours and 14 minutes a week.
Between the ages of 19 and 25, a soppy film is enough to make a woman reach for the tissues, plus indecision about a long-term relationship and losing a loved one. After the age of 25, the most common causes for an emotional outburst include falling out with a partner, hearing someone else's bad news and feeling tired.
All that adds up to more than 12,000 hours of crying.
There's more at the link.
And what happens after the age of 25? The report doesn't say. Would readers experienced in the field care to comment?
(Ducking for cover . . . )