How To Heal A Broken Heart: Part I

Heartbreak is universal, few of us escape it. I've certainly had my share. Years ago, after a particularly painful breakup with weeks spent ruminating as to why the relationship hadn't worked out, I realized I was dwelling on all that had been right with us while ignoring all that had been wrong. To make matters worse I was agonizing over the fantasy of what might have been, not the reality of what was. It turns out I was not alone in this tendency. In our grief we often idealize the one we've lost, remembering only their best qualities and our most cherished moments together. We put these scenes on a loop and play them over and over, longing for a different outcome while searching for an an





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