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?