“Heartbreak shares all the hallmarks of traditional loss and grief: insomnia, intrusive thoughts, immune system dysfunction. Forty percent of people experience clinically measurable depression. Heartbreak is a complex psychological injury. It impacts us in a multitude of ways.” — Guy Winch, psychologist
This is a great TED Talk to watch this Valentine’s Day if you are dealing with heartbreak. If your heart is broken please know that you are not alone and that you can get through this.
“In over 20 years of private practice, I have seen people of every age and background face every manner of heartbreak, and what I’ve learned is this: when your heart is broken, the same instincts you ordinarily rely on will time and again lead you down the wrong path. You simply cannot trust what your mind is telling you.” — Guy Winch, psychologist
I recently celebrated forty-nine years of life. Approaching the half-century mark has found me often being in a somewhat reflective mood. I suspect that many of us, as we get older and move beyond those seemingly immortal days of our youth, find ourselves taking a measure of our lives. It has been somewhat surprising to me though when I look back at past romantic relationships to realize that some of the relationships that had…
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