The Heartbreak Epilogue, vol. 3

How does pain from heartbreak help you become the person you’re supposed to be?

More on the aftermath of heartbreak:

Dealing With Heartbreak and the Evolution of Identity

7 Lies About Getting Over Heartbreak

The Heartbreak Book About You, Not Love and Relationships [Read more…]

The Heartbreak Epilogue, vol. 1

How did heartbreak affect your choices this week?

More on the aftermath of heartbreak:

Dealing With Heartbreak and the Evolution of Identity

Why You Must Define a Broken Heart

Get Rid of Broken Heart Pain Once and for All [Read more…]

Heartbreak 101: Dissecting the Pain

Heartbreak 101. Photo Credit – Flickr: alisonleighlilly“Did that hurt?”

The man in front of me in line at Starbucks pointed to the rose tattoos on my upper arms.

Before I had a chance to answer, he continued.

“That’s cool. I like pain, too. That’s why I got married.” Smirk.

The lack of caffeine in my bloodstream made it difficult to reply.

“Ahh, uh huh,” I giggled.

He wanted to chat, but since I’ve had the “I want to get tattoos, too” conversation countless times with his faceless counterparts, I wasn’t interested.

A stranger is not the best person to advise you about a permanent marking on your skin.

Besides, I already got what I needed: I like pain, too. That’s why I got married???

“Have a good day!” I affirmed, trying not to be rude, as I hurriedly stuck a straw in my green tea latte and went on my way. [Read more…]

Get Rid of Broken Heart Pain Once and for All

Broken Heart Pain. Photo Credit – Flickr: stevendepoloOuch.

You quickly pull back the finger that accidentally brushed against the pan on your stove set to medium heat, shaking your hand to relieve the stinging sensation.

Pain from a hot burner makes us rethink our actions and creates an awareness of our surroundings.

We proceed more cautiously because we don’t want to burn our hands again.

With pain from heartbreak, we don’t assume the same responsibility.

We don’t define a broken heart properly and note that the pain is a signal for us to remove ourselves.

Instead of taking extra care to avoid repeating the mistake, we revisit the pain.

Getting over heartbreak isn’t our goal. We want to fix the broken heart.

We want to touch the hot stove without consequences. [Read more…]