If you’re skeptical of traditional heartbreak self-help books, but would still like to get over heartbreak before Valentine’s Day 2014, here’s a chemistry lesson for you.
Noble gases occupy group 18 on the periodic table of chemical elements.
The outer shell of a noble gas’s atomic structure is at “full capacity,” so it rarely participates in chemical reactions.
It doesn’t need other electrons to be complete.
Other elements need to participate in chemical reactions to gain the number of electrons a noble gas already possesses by itself.
A noble gas has a stable identity that is full without any External factors.
Heartbreak doesn’t disrupt your stability when you behave like a noble gas.
When you know you are “full” on your own, what you have or don’t have aren’t factors that affect you.
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