CHAPTER 5

Hurt and Disappointment

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We will focus on some common triggers for hurt that we’ve observed in our private practice.

Hurt

Hurt is felt strongly in significant relationships, i.e. family, intimate relationships, friendships, work situations. It is not usually experienced with strangers, though it can happen. Hurt is about the theme of care, love and consideration. What you feel hurt about can vary within the various relationships you have because you will hold different expectations about how you want to be treated within each. You may feel hurt if a close friend asked another mutual friend to go on holiday with them instead of you but ...

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