An example of someone who would be described as maudlin is a person who has had a few drinks and is now tearfully weepy about her lost loves.
Origin of maudlin
- Alteration of (Mary) Magdalene who was frequently depicted as a tearful penitent
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English form of Mary Magdalene (typically depicted weeping), ultimately from Late Latin Magdalena.