Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Breakups hurt. Really.

Yes, I've thrown up in a breakup's aftermath.

I rarely cry amid romantic setbacks, but I sometimes become physically ill. I hate feeling like I'm "letting" my heart control my physical well-being.

At least there's some relief in this research suggesting breakups cause actual pain.

While it makes me feel better, I also have a slight concern the news will reinforce a belief that your entire existence shuts down after a breakup. That outlook often makes us dwell on a past relationship longer than necessary.

Have you experienced physical pain after a breakup?