There have been a lot of terms I've seen used frequently here and I'm also looking forward to getting some clear answers about what everything means!
Thats not a stupid question at all. Ruminating is kind of hard to explain. But ill try my best. Ruminating is what you replay something you did or said over and over again in your mind. You overthink it and overanalyze it to death. You critique every little things. Ruminating can also be if you have an intrusive though. Say for example you have a thought that your significant other cheating on you and then you think "What if she/isn't happy? What if he or she doesn't love me anymore? What if he or she breaks up with me? What if I never get married and end up all alone? What if he or she is cheating with a friend or family member? What if I cheated and just don't remember it?" Anytime your brains spirals into what ifs or causes you to think about the worst case scenario thats ruminating.
Oh ok. Thank you very much. That makes a lot of sense now. It’s nice to know what it means when people use it! Thank you once again!
Read Dr. Michael J Greenberg’s material on the subject: https://drmichaeljgreenberg.com/defining-rumination/
Oh thank you very much. I’ll look into that!