My short answers are LOTS and LOTS. My other short answer is I don't think they cared enough to cry. I think they laughed about it and that any cut offs were a punishment. That's how you can tell if you were abused. Well, it's one way. If you cried, it hurt you. If they didn't cry, they didn't care and were not suffering. Maybe that's why I have CPTSD and they don't. What do you think? by the way, what a bunch of wasted tears, but I cried every time my mother yelled at me or called me a name and every time my sister cut me off, except this last time. I strangely felt very calm the last time.