Even understanding the chemical changes the body experiences when gripped by heartbreak doesn't make it any easier to work through the hurt. But knowing the science of the mind can give you a leg up when it comes to healing. In this post, Christie Wilcox backs up what we all seemed to instinctively know as teens: listening to music and writing it out (no matter how bad the poetry) diffuses the pain of loss and time heals all wounds of the heart.
For this week’s memoir prompt, we’re going to let narrative take a backseat. Choose a moment from your personal history and mine it for sensory detail. Describe it to us in rich, evocative details. Let us breath the air, hear the heartbeat, the songs, feel the fabric and the touch of that moment. Let’s keep the word count to 500....more
Sometimes, you can break your own better than anyone else.
I learned from experience that there is an art to sabotaging your chances for authentic love.
Below are some classic moves which you can employ to keep yourself perpetually heartbroken:
The heartbreak of childhood cancer is very real, but so is the hope. Especially when you hear stories like that of Denise Rager. The California mother of two sons, the eldest with epilepsy, began to feel concerned about her younger son Matthew's health. It turned out her mother's intuition was right and before she knew it, her family was in a fight to save Matthew's life....more
About fifteen years ago, I convinced myself that my life had fallen completely apart, never to be put back together again. I was in my late twenties, and my first marriage had ended. After taking the bar exam (and barely passing), I moved out into an apartment on my own and was promptly laid off from my first legal job ever. I was jobless, alone and running through my savings. Fast. In short, I was a mess.
When I comb my memory looking for instances of true and complete heartbreak, I can quite honestly say that moments of heartbreak in my life have been few and far between (and it makes me nervous to even type this, lest I tempt the fates).
It's not enough for your heart to break, because everybody's heart is broken now ~ Allen GinsbergDecember 20, 20109AM: I wake up with the words from yesterday's fight creating havoc in my head till it's almost madness. I roll over and look at you, you're asleep with those adorable sheet creases on your face. I hug you. You turn away.11AM: You tell me, "Baby, are you ok? Do you really want to do this?" I nod emphatically in agreement, because right now in my life there is nothing I want more that you. I want this. I want us....more
Breaking up isn't on anybody's bucket list, but -- ready or not -- it happens. It's especially difficult when you have to see your ex at meetings, in the office hallways, and in the lunchroom or cafeteria. My friend Tamara dated a coworker for six months. He decided things weren't working out, and broke up with her (a month before Christmas, two months after she was diagnosed with a semi-serious health problem. Bastard!). ...more
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