Little wonder that hypersensitivity to rejection is on the rise, and it’s contributing to large increases in stalking behavior, especially on college campuses.More than 3 million people report being stalking victims each year, the ultimate measure of collective cluelessness about ending love affairs well.“We found activity in regions of the brain associated with cocaine and nicotine addiction,” Fisher says.
The emerging social reality demands some preparation for romantic rejection, given its potential to shatter one’s sense of self.Fisher believes that activation of addictive centers in response to breakups also fuels stalking behavior, explaining “why the beloved is so difficult to give up.” Biology is nowhere near the whole story.Attachment styles that emerge early in life also influence how people handle breakups later on—and how they react to them.Then I went to my room and sobbed in secret.” Once home, she cried every day for a month. “With email, you don’t even have a guarantee that the person got your message.” Saying good-bye is heartbreaking, and most of us are total jerks about it.Then another electronic communiqué arrived from The Doctor. Bad dumping behavior is booming, especially among the young.
It said my belongings would be delivered tomorrow,” Spira says. Where’s the respect from someone who was devoted to you for two years?