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Imaginary Pains?

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  • Posted By: anastasiastarz
  • October 30, 2007
  • 00:29 PM

If you're reading a story and one of the characters feels like their heart is breaking, and you feel their emotions. Is it all in your head or does it mean something else? There was a story I recently read and one of the character goes through a lot of pain, in the end she dies because of it. Everytime I read or even think about it I feel her pain. Is it all in my head or it is real?

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  • For me, I am a deep feeling person and some stories evoke great emotion in me, especially when I can relate to them.I wouldn't find it odd to read a story and have it move me emotionally. And thinking about that story again might possibly cause me feel those emotions again.There could be some other explanations too. Such as you might feel an emotional connection to the story because it's similar to something in your own life.If reading the story or watching a movie brings up memories or flashbacks or you find yourself very much identifying with a character, you might want to either write about why that is or talk to someone about it and then write about it. Or find some other creative outlet to express what you're feeling when you read or watch a movie and are moved emotionally.
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    • November 6, 2007
    • 00:06 AM
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