Every one of us has been in a situation, that we have already experienced such similar ones or even lived through it several times. Whether it is always to get „the wrong“ person, to meet pejorative people, to be a victim of circumstances or just to be dismissed again and again and again.
What is a compulsion to repeat?
Nietzsche called it the eternal return. We repeat the same things over and over again. We are captured in a net of repetition. Psychology describes this as „being trapped“ or „turning around oneself“. Compulsion to repeat is a term defined by Sigmund Freud to justify the otherwise difficult to explain human impulse to repeat unpleasant or even painful thoughts, actions, dreams, games, scenes or situations.