I just passed the NCLEX and will be starting work on an acute care unit this month. For a few years now, whenever I think about or talk about anything that's even remotely serious I get the urge to cry and you can tell by my voice and face. I have no idea why it happens because a lot of the topics don't truly make me feel sad in that moment. For example, I was trying to explain who "the righteous among the nations" were to someone (non-Jews who helped the Jews in the Holocaust). Another example is when I was sharing a story I heard about a nurse during Hurricane Katrina who discussed how important it was for her to rely on her knowledge when the generators failed. Even just bringing things like this up triggers the response. My concern is that this will likely be happening frequently on the unit when discussing things that are urgent and/or serious, like a DNR, during a code, etc. Does anyone have a similar experience? How do you handle it?*I have also been told in the past things like "you get used to it" or "it's alright to cry sometimes," but those aren't really the responses I am asking for. Over the years I have not gotten used to this response because it doesn't actually have to do with something that's truly sad to me.Thanks for any input you have!