I Get Attached Too Easily
Does anyone else get attached to people/things very easily? And then experience pain and sadness when it goes away? I mean extreme pain and sadness.
I get attached to stuff/people very easily. Sometimes it can happen within 1 or 2 days. I've always been like that ever since I was a child......and it was most noticeable with movies. I'd often go rent a DVD, and then watch it (because I was just interested in the story and plot), and then after watching it I'd feel a connection to it. And then I'd just re-watch segments of it multiple times for no apparent reason (even though I already know the story).
And then when I had to give the DVD back, I'd feel a really painful, heartbreaking sensation that would consume me and flip my entire life upside down. I would feel like I couldn't focus on anything else........it felt like I lost a long time friend. And then I'd want to rent the same movie again just to fill that void and feeling of sadness. Not any other movie, but the same one which I had watched.
I know it's not that uncommon to get attached to things, but this is just 2 days we're talking about. Its bizarre how such an attachment can form in just 2 days.
And then there's people. I talked to a girl some time back on an online dating site and it was nothing serious.....we just talked casually for some time before going on a date. After the date, we found out that we had nothing in common at all and then she stopped talking to me. I felt horribly depressed after that......and I wasn't even interested in her that much after the date because there was no chemistry....but I was sad because it was an attachment issue (just like movies).
I'm now scared to get attached to anything. I'm scared to even attempt to make friends or try online dating because I know ghosting is a part of it, but the pain that it brings me is too much to handle.