What is it?
What causes it?
What do you do about it?
In my new painkiller, How to Overcome Heartbreak Without Projectile Vomiting: A Guide for Cynical Hopeless Romantics, I address heartbreak as a general growing pain when you encounter the unknown. The feeling is too vague to overcome with traditional cures.
I’m not interested in griping about bad dates, dissecting dysfunctional relationships, or finding the perfect person to complete you. I’m interested in why people are so upset all the time.
Why do we jump on any excuse to be offended but also regard pain as a feeling that any rational person would want to avoid?
The collection of essays is a philosophical examination of the concept and feeling of heartbreak.
I argue that romantic heartbreak, as it’s commonly experienced, doesn’t exist.
If heartbreak doesn’t exist, then you can pinpoint and treat the actual painful emotions that you’re experiencing and feel better faster. You want to feel better, right?