When love goes wrong, look for support in the right places.
They say nothing breaks like a heart. And for those who’ve experienced the grief of losing love, the pain can be so strong that it feels almost physical. What’s more, it may not be just a figment of your imagination. Studies have shown that the part of your brain that lights up when you’re hurting reacts similarly when you suffer a social rejection.
And because being in love releases a surge of feel-good chemicals in your body, it’s also been found that brain scans of people experiencing heartbreak look an awful lot like those going through drug withdrawal.
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April 8 2019