When someone you care about breaks up with you, it can leave you down in the dumps for weeks, months or even longer.
How do you deal with all of the emotions that come with heart break?
Holly Firfer gives us some answers.
When someone breaks your heart.
You feel lost, sad, down, it's as if they've died, but they haven't
I stayed in bed for days at a time
Why did it happen to me, what did I do wrong.
Experts tell us, humans are wired to be in relationships and when our heart gets broken we feel genuine pain.
"The same areas of the brain that respond to physical pain are activated when we go through a break up."
We usually blame ourselves but...
"It doesn't mean you did something wrong or that there is something wrong with you."
Relationships end for many reasons, but the most common is probably just plain old incompatibility.
To begin to heal, make plans and socialize.
Lean on friends and family for support, talk and write about how you feel, exercise, and go light on the alcohol.
"I think it's important to remember too, after a break up the best memories are the last ones to sort of go away. We call that the haunting effect."
So remind yourself about why the relationship wasn't perfect.
And don't expect to bounce back quickly. People need to grieve and that takes time.
"Grief is often the price we pay for taking the risk of caring about someone."
Heartbreak hurts, but its well worth the risk.
It gets better, it definitely gets better.
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