Emotional investment, if one sided is like playing with a ball of fire. You won’t know when it will burn you, if it will or maybe it won’t and if it does then how severe would the burns be?
Would your scathe yourself or would a part of you burn to the point of no recognition. Would you need an anti septic or would you need skin grafting? At what juncture would you realise that the ball of fire isn’t fun anymore. Probably after it’s a little too late.
And you sit with your wounds and you heal. The ball of fire meanwhile continues to do what it knows.
At times there is nothing and no one to blame.
And maybe that in itself is a tragedy.