Is there a word for that moment when you experience something unpleasant and feel obliged to share the experience with others?

For example, you taste something horrible and try to encourage others to try it so they can see just how disgusting it is. Or maybe look at something horrible and find yourself encouraging others to look, too.

I guess it's a more specific form of schadenfreude; but does it have its own word?

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    It depends on the reason why you want to share the unpleasant experience with others!! – user66974 Mar 18 '15 at 11:17
  • Maybe better on Psychology & Neuroscience (psychology) – Kris Mar 18 '15 at 11:59
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    There is the common idiom "misery loves company", but it's not a single word. – Dan Bron Mar 18 '15 at 12:24
  • The word communion comes to my mind, however, that would not be restricted to bad experiences only... – SamuelVimes Mar 18 '15 at 13:31
  • Maybe 'communion in misery', but it's not a single word either... – SamuelVimes Mar 18 '15 at 13:40

I think commiseration might fit your description.

  • Commiseration: the feeling or expression of pity or sorrow. How does it fit the context? – user66974 Mar 18 '15 at 15:51

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