Why A Broken Heart Hurts So Bad (and How to Start Smiling Again)

Many of us have been there: hearing the words, Its not you, its me, or, Maybe we should just be friends. Others have dealt with the death of a loved one or role model. The experience of heartbreak can be so intense that some scientists suggest it feels the same as physical pain. In one study, people showed similar brain activity when they viewed a photo of a former love and when they felt extreme heat on their arm.

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