How does it show up?
And is this an example of it?
My ESE friend keeps making past mistakes when it comes to relationships. He can't seem to see that he is walking right into similar problems he had before, somehow he cannot even see it.
He has troubles finding a healthy relationship, he has gotten into relationships with women who are fresh out of rehab, or on probation, or broke and almost homeless. They all use him for his money and car and get him to do ridiculous things for them. He is so caught up in how they look and trying to help them and having a sexual partner that he can't see where these situations lead to. Then he regrets getting involved with the person, claims they used up his money, his car and did not care about him at all. When he brings up a girl he is interested to me, he is reluctant to admit she has a criminal record and problems with drug abuse, he cannot see that this pattern will most likely lead to the same shit that has happened to him plenty of times before. It's frustrating seeing him walk like a horse to the slaughter.