A broken heart (or heartbreak) is a common metaphor used to describe the intense emotional pain or suffering one feels after losing a loved one, whether through death, divorce, breakup, physical separation or romantic rejection.
I haven’t lost someone. I haven’t recently experienced a divorce or break up. I certainly haven’t endured a physical speration. Romantic rejection? Not really. Still, I can’t help but feel like i am heartbroken.
When trying to accurately describe my current state, the words “broken heart” are quick to appear before my eyes. So, i decided to look it up.
After intense and tiring research, i happen to come across a source (actually, it was the second link when i googled “broken heart”) that suddenly made me feel more comfortable with the idea of acknowledging that i do, indeed, have a broken heart.
“A broken heart can cause such an intense reaction that you may feel your life has been completely stripped of meaning. Jobs, hobbies, and friends may no longer hold any joy. In fact, some of us even experience physical pain with a tight chest, nervous stomach, or terrible insomnia. “Time heals all wounds” is something we have all heard over the years, but do you really have to wait for time to heal these wounds? Absolutely not. There are steps you can take to alleviate the pain you feel. These steps were developed by people who have endured the pain of a difficult break-up and sought a better way to heal.”
Okay, i admit, I might not feel “intense”, a word used by both sources, pain, but i do feel “stripped of meaning”.
Thus, if i truly am “heart broken”, i though i’d act on that and heal myself my completing a series of suggested tips on “mending a broken heart.
Here they are:
1. Go through it, not around it.
3. List your strengths.
4. Allow some fantasizing.
6. Laugh. And cry.
7. Make a good and bad list.
9. Create a new world.
10. Find hope.
And remember to love again.
Oh, and for those that werent aware or just might not be so much into symbolism, a “broken heart” does have a widely know symbol:
Hopefully, after completing my journey, i can prouding wear a “I survived a Hear Break” button. :) Im so excited for that.