It hurts at first.
But then you learn to dull it. After a while it dulls. And then it slowly goes numb.
But it comes when you are weak and at your most vulnerable, and it shakes you up, pounds your senses so hard that you writhe in the pain.
And then it slowly dulls again.
You can't really tuck it in a corner and forget it. Its always there. Even in a meaningless dream.