I saw this article today that says that pain from rejection comes from the same place in the brain as actual injury. Isn't that something? The theory is that in cave man days, it was important not to get rejected and then abandoned. So rejection hurt and people would work to prevent being rejected. Hasn't that gotten all screwed up in these modern times? Lol!
But rejection and breaking up does hurt like a physical injury. I know when I have gone through a breakup, it feels like I have a hole in the middle of my body. And I do feel abandoned and scared. So that theory rings true with me. But why is it that some people don't feel this bad or to this degree when they are rejected?