Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Yes, it did happen to me, many times.
And I have learnt something about it. There's always a reason why it hurts, and the reason may not be straightforward.
Situations, books, people, stories... they act as mirrors of ourselves.
We are hurt by certain things and not by others. The pain is like an echo inside us, we hear it and we don't know exactly where it comes from.
It's not empathy, empathy means that you understand what the other person feels, but you remain untouched because you know it's not your pain (or other emotion) but it's the other person's.
What situations make you feel more hurt?
I feel extremely exhausted by stories of cheat/betrayal .... It makes me sick to such a degree that I avoid any story that has this kind of plot, this last time was with a story in a social network because any series or book that has this I just cut it out of my life. Which is funny because I've never dated or been through anything like that but just the possibility of it happening to me someday gives me the creeps. I don't think I will ever be able to trust a boyfriend completely, which makes me think I will never have a healthy relationship.