Heal from Heartbreak
Did you know that when scanned in an MRI, a heartbroken brain looks the same as that of a cocaine addict looking for a fix? It’s important to understand what’s happening in the brain.
Grieving a relationship and the life you hoped for can be an overwhelming, isolating experience. As you struggle to cope with intense, conflicting emotions, you may also wonder how you are going to manage day-to-day responsibilities without your partner. Maybe you spent most of your life at home raising the children, and now feel as though you lack the education and job skills to earn a living and take care of your family. If you don’t have kids living at home, you may dread both spending time in your empty house and leaving to face the world outside, especially if friends and family members don’t seem to understand what you’re going through. Perhaps you drag yourself out of bed in the morning, feel disengaged throughout the day, and zone out in front of the TV at night, hoping to fall asleep. Alternately, you may be throwing yourself back into the world, dedicating all your time to a job search, studying or even dating. As you scroll through social media sites or dating apps, you may feel disheartened and confused, doubtful that you’ll ever find a relationship like the one you’ve lost. It may be that no matter what you do, you’re constantly confronted by painful reminders of the past, leaving you feeling stuck, empty and utterly alone.
With the help and support of a compassionate counselor, you can find the space you need to grieve the loss of your relationship, address fears about the future and embrace a new incarnation of your life—and yourself.
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