It could be hogwash. While it certainly FEELS like being physically hurt, the emotionally mature person would very likely just go out and build/rebuild a life - without that person who hurts him or her.
Hating my job and the people around me. Respected myself enough to walk away and take a huge risk. Best choice of my life. Never been happier or more fulfilled. Waking up peaceful and no drama. So long drama, so long!
This happened to me. She was my best friend but my other friend told me she thought I was a stuck up snob. I'm not really sure if I should have listened because now I feel like I lost a friend because i didn't feel like hearing what she had to say.