RECOVERING FROM HEARTBREAK BY GUY WINCH
Getting over heartbreak is not a journey. It's a fight
February is Saint Valentine’s month. Each of us will live it in a very different way. There will be those who in principle find that it is a commercial holiday without any sense and will ignore it as much as possible, those who will organize a beautiful evening, which may cost quite a lot, and those who will be alone …
Being alone for Valentine’s Day when we are not indifferent to what this holiday entails at the time of a relationship can be quite challenging. The feeling of loneliness can become acute and the suffering of a past break up becomes again of topicality. This is the reason why I would like to share this TEDTalk with you.
Guy Winch, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, author, and in-demand keynote speaker whose books have been translated into twenty-four languages. He advices on how to deal with the emotional pain of a broken heart.
“Brain studies have shown that the withdrawal of romantic love activates the same mechanisms in our brain that get activated when addicts are withdrawing from substances like cocaine or opioids.” (Fisher, H. E., Xu, X., Aron, A., and Brown, L.L. “Intense, Passionate, Romantic Love: A Natural Addiction? How the Fields that Investigate Romance and Substance Abuse Can Inform Each Other.” Frontiers in Psychology (2016): 7:687.)