For example, in Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Miss Havisham is actually proud of having a "broken" heart.


She was very ____; she placed objects around her house reminding her of her recent breakup.

  • If you were looking for a noun, I would suggest that "martyr" might be close, and "glutton for punishment" might be better (but, obviously, is not a single word).
    – Scott
    Dec 8 '18 at 6:21

"Masochistic" seems like a good fit here.

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