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How to heal a broken heart why it hurts bad and how to recover

When 23-year old Emmie Scott, a direct marketer in Richmond, Va., and her boyfriend/co-worker broke up and still had to endure seeing each other daily, Scott suffered a broken heart—literally. “The most uncomfortable symptom I experienced is the sensation that someone was sitting on my chest—a combination of both pain and pressure that’s left more than one of my friends commenting that my heart must actually be broken.”

Researchers now understand that romantic rejection triggers changes in our brains that affect our health. Edward Smith, a Columbia University psychologist, and a team of colleagues, found that intense emotional pain can activate the same neural pathways as physical pain. Seems being jilted can hurt in a primitive physical way as if you’ve been sucker-punched by a welterweight.

What’s more, that physical pain can manifest in surprising ways. Aside from chest pain, you may get hit with a kick-butt cold or flu, develop insomnia, or a range of gastro symptoms from loss of appetite to diarrhea. The precise health wallop you suffer may have to do with how your body manifests stress. Asthmatic? You could have an asthma attack. Suffer from a skin condition like eczema or psoriasis? Your skin will likely flare up. Have irritable bowel syndrome? Prepare to hit the restroom.

“While in college I found out my boyfriend (and high school sweetheart) was cheating on me. Although only 110 pounds, I dropped almost 15 and broke out with a case of shingles, which required a week of prednisone to calm,” says Christina Stoever Young, 40, producer of a historic haunted walking tour in Truckee, Calif.

Here, the top health complaints stemming from heartache:

Complaint: Heart pressure or pain, palpitations, abnormal heart rhythms

Why: When the stress response is triggered by a break up or divorce, the body sends out a massive flooding of the hormones cortisol and adrenaline. “Any time your adrenaline levels are higher, you’re more vulnerable to faster heart rate, palpitations and certain arrithymias, or abnormal heart rhythms, as well as skipped beats, light headedness, feeling your chest pounding, and a fluttering feeling in your neck,” says Dr. John M. Kennedy, a Marina Del Ray cardiologist and co-author of “The 15 Minute Heart Cure: The Natural Way to Release Stress and Heal Your Heart in Just Minutes a Day.”

Women heart patients facing severe stress from marriage difficulties were found to have three times the risk of heart attack as women without such stress. Worse, there’s a syndrome that mimics heart attack called Takotsuba syndrome, or broken heart syndrome, in which an EKG, chest X-ray and blood work all indicate heart attack. But when a cardiologist goes inside the heart searching for the culprit blocked artery, the arteries are wide open. The stress response simulates heart attack symptoms. “Broken heart syndrome is an extreme form of what heartache can do to our bodies,” says Kennedy. While it can be lethal, the heart muscle usually recovers within six months.

What helps: Anything that relieves stress helps prevent these heart problems during relationship troubles: exercise, yoga, tai chi, meditation, relaxing through breathing or visualization, even short term anti-anxiety medication.

Complaint: Cold or flu

Why: These same stress hormones torch your immune system leaving you vulnerable to rogue bacteria and viruses. “Normally when you’re confronted with bacteria or virus, your body will mount a defense,” says Dr. Valerie Scott, a board certified family doctor in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. Post break up, however, your immune system is weakened and those defenses aren’t unable to ward off illness.

What helps: Managing your stress improves your immune system. Exercise, eat well, take a multi-vitamin, especially the B complex vitamins, which boost immunity, rest enough and decompress with music, comedy or friends to counteract the flood of stress hormones.

Complaint: Gastro upset (stomach pain, loss of appetite, diarrhea,)

Why: The excess cortisol shooting into your system during your break up diverts blood away from your digestive track, leaving you with GI unpleasantness–that ‘can’t eat for weeks, sour stomach, run to the bathroom feeling’ you get when your relationship tanks.

What helps: Try over-the-counter meds for your queasy stomach. In one study researchers simulated rejection in the lab and found that aspirin alleviates the painful feelings triggered by being rebuffed. While it seems skeptical, it’s worth a try, as is curbing your desire to veg on the couch. Exercise prompts your brain to release uplifting endorphins that will settle your stomach. What’s more, misery loves company. “You want to surround yourself with family and friends and supportive people because it’s easy to get depressed,” says Kennedy, which may worsen symptoms. Camaraderie can stimulate a much-needed dose of missing oxytocin, a feel-contented hormone.

Complaint: Insomnia

Why: Sleeping patterns, not unlike eating patterns, become skewed during relationship demise. Some people want to stay in bed all day — while others can’t seem to sleep at all. Science really doesn’t understand why it happens, but it’s likely due to racing thoughts, the ‘he-said, she-said’ reenactment of the break up plays out mentally while at rest. Plus, stress hormones, still at their peak, may wreck your circadian rhythms and internal clock.

What helps: Stay active enough so your body will reach the reparative deep levels of sleep it needs, but don’t push yourself to exhaustion, which backfires. Exercise, but avoid it after 9 pm, since it could cause insomnia. Skip caffeine after 3 in the afternoon for the same reason. Turn off TV, computer and cell phone at least an hour before bed and embrace a relaxing sleep routine: low lighting, candles, and a warm bath. “Once you calm that stress response, all of these medical things resolve and get better,” says Scott.

by Dawson McAllister

How to heal a broken heart why it hurts bad and how to recover

How to heal a broken heart why it hurts bad and how to recover

The end of a relationship can feel devastating. It can be hard to sleep, eat, or concentrate. The things you once thought were fun don’t appeal anymore. Depending on how long you were together, or how intense the emotional attachment was, it may even feel like you don’t know what direction your life will take now.

But don’t give up faith, and don’t lose hope.

As with other types of grief, grieving after a breakup can be done in a healthy way that points you toward healing without spiraling into bitterness, shame, or self-loathing.

Things Will Get Better

Acknowledging the end of a relationship is tough, but there are other things to learn and know after a breakup that are more empowering. One study by the Journal of Positive Psychology found that most participants saw progress in their healing, recovery, and growth after only a few months (around 11 weeks).

Just as knowing that you’re not alone in your feelings can help you when things are at their worst, knowing that you can and will heal from a breakup can help you move forward. There are plenty of practical ways to start on a path to wholeness.

Use Your Time Wisely

Since you’re not spending time with your significant other anymore, it can be tempting to fill that time by wallowing in negative emotions like self-pity, rage, and bitterness.

It may feel good to get those feelings out of your system, but they can do damage if not balanced by other emotions or experiences. If you have a history of struggles with harmful behaviors, addiction, or mental illness, the days after breaking up are a critical time to reach out for help and support.

There are lots of productive ways to use your time after a breakup. Here are a few of the most effective:

Travel: Going somewhere new can be a healthy distraction from the places and routines that remind you of your boyfriend or girlfriend. Take a road trip with some friends, visit family, or visit a hometown landmark you’ve never seen before. Planning and enjoying a trip helps you feel more independent, and may broaden your horizons along the way.

Learning: Learning something new is always fun and energizing. The sense of accomplishment it provides can boost your confidence and help you counter the negative emotions that come along with a breakup, You can try:

  • Taking a cooking class
  • Finding a new hobby
  • Exploring the outdoors
  • Sports, games, or exercise
  • Learning a new language

Helping Others: Whether it’s volunteering for a cause you believe in, giving time to a ministry at your church, tutoring at your local community center, or being there for a friend who’s going through a rough time, helping others is one of the most therapeutic things you can do after a breakup. It will help you feel better and it may provide you with some much-needed perspective.

Know Your Value

One of the most important things to remember when dealing with a breakup is that your partner’s negative words and feelings about you do not define your true worth. You had worth before and during the relationship. Your value cannot be damaged or diminished by a breakup, no matter how painful the end of the relationship feels.

Believing this can be even more of a struggle if your romantic relationship (or other close relationships that would otherwise be a part of your support system) included a history of abuse, mistreatment, or abandonment.

“He gives strength to the weary, and increases the power of the weak. . . Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not be faint.”— Isaiah 40: 29, 31 (NIV)

But going through a breakup does not make you broken. You were created for good, and there is abundant grace and mercy to strengthen you and help you move forward. TheHopeLine is here for you during your breakup. Talk to us, reach out to a mentor, or request prayer whenever you need it. We can help you work toward healing a broken heart and make sure you reconnect with healthy relationships.

January 11, 2016 by Julia Nowland

How to heal after betrayal

We humans are wired such that our wellbeing depends on our connection with others. We learn to rely on those we love for a sense of safety and security. When this is breeched through a betrayal we’re thrown into a world of rejection, insecurity and shame.

The betrayal of infidelity in an intimate relationship is felt through the rupture of the “we-ness”, and the lies and deception that surround it.

But betrayal leaves us with a choice.

We can choose to act in ways that will either enhance or hinder our personal growth; we can stay stuck in the misery or we can learn to let go of fear and anguish and move on to better days.

How we choose to feel is up to us. Want to know how to heal after betrayal? Following these simple steps can help make recovering from heartbreak that little bit easier.

1. Be gentle with yourself.

It sounds clichéd but being gentle with yourself through a difficult emotional time is the best way to begin the healing process. When there’s been a betrayal in a relationship it’s normal to experience an array of emotions and behaviours that can sometimes feel like the five stages of grief. It’s important to recognise your feelings and honour your needs at this time.

2. Regain faith in who you are.

If your partner has cheated on you, it can bring a deep sense of shame and humiliation. You might feel as though you are to blame, you did something wrong, or that your partner’s wrongdoing somehow reflects on you personally. These feelings can impact your identity and sense of self-worth. If your partner has been unfaithful it’s important to remember that it’s not your fault.

3. Stop asking questions.

No matter how much you want answers, avoid asking questions about the affair. It won’t help. In fact, hearing all the details of the deception will only create more anguish. Instead, shift your focus away from self-defeating beliefs and move towards building a stronger sense of self. This post on Letting Go of a Relationship has some simple yet effective ways to take care of yourself when you’re going through a difficult emotional time.

4. Communicate your feelings and needs.

Rather than seeking information about the other person, or about the affair, have a heartfelt conversation instead. It is the unfaithful partner’s job to listen to what the betrayed partner needs without being defensive. If your partner is unable to reassure you or validate your feelings then talk to a trusted friend or family member, but make sure you don’t bottle up your feelings.

5. Plan your emotional recovery.

Time in itself won’t heal the wounds; identify where you feel the most hurt, wounded or victimised and set out to heal those areas. You don’t have to go through a betrayal alone. Seeking a therapist to help you process your thoughts and feelings in a safe environment can help you make sense of your emotions and bring you a greater sense of peace.

At the end of the day, how you choose to respond to the affair is up to you. Some couples will choose to use it as a growing opportunity and become more honest and accountable to themselves and their partners. Others will choose to end the relationship then and there.

Whatever you decide make sure you are looking after yourself first and foremost, and seek help from a trained therapist if you need to.

Chances are, if you’re reading this, then you have recently had your heart broken. ??

We have all been there and we know there is no pain like it. When faced with healing a broken heart we can start to say things to ourselves like:

Maybe if I’d been prettier, he would have stayed.

Perhaps if I hadn’t bugged her about those late nights, we wouldn’t have fought as much.

What if I’d been smarter, more affectionate, listened better…

on and on and on…

I think trying to figure out what went wrong is our way to distract us from the pain. Unfortunately it just makes it worse. You know these thoughts make you feel worse.

We don’t need to feel worse. The broken heart is bad enough!

The prospect of healing a broken heart can feel insurmountable. I mean, the hurt that you experience is visceral- your heart literally aches! When someone we love breaks up with us or leaves us, it feels like a rejection of who we are at our core. This can send us into a downward spiral– like the thoughts listed out above- where we question everything, especially our own self-worth.

Slow down. None of that is going to help. It’s perfectly normal to want to understand what happened and why when something ends, but to truly transcend the experience, we have to stop beating ourselves up.

In this video, I offer two things to think about when your heart has been broken. Watch now and get on the path to feeling better.

Two Things to Consider When Healing a Broken Heart

You Will Get Through This

It will take some time but I promise you will overcome this. Healing a broken heart is a process. Take it one day at a time, one hour at a time if you have to! There is no set timeline. Be gentle with yourself and remember: You can do easy things to make yourself feel better.

Or get personal help! (from me!)

How many times have you picked yourself up after a fall? Be it losing a loved one, getting fired, flunking a course- whatever. You have gotten through and you have moved forward. This will not be any different. You simply have to be patient and kind with yourself. Take the good things from this relationship as memories and the not-so-good stuff as lessons.

And you will get through.

What small thing can you do today to start? Share with me.

How to heal a broken heart why it hurts bad and how to recover

You are going along through life, and suddenly…it happens. You find yourself with a broken heart. And it hurts.

You never meant for it to happen. Maybe you even tried your best to avoid the usual pitfalls that can result in heartbreak. But sometimes, broken hearts come with living life and taking the risk of opening your heart to love someone else. And there is nothing imaginary about the pain of a broken heart: it’s real pain. It can affect every part of your life. It can feel like it’s never going to end.

When you are in the thick of it, that bitter feeling of darkness can press in around you. Maybe you feel like you can’t breathe. I know what that is like.

Everything–your past and your future–can seem like a hopeless mess of emotions and fears. But wait. This moment won’t last forever. I promise you. Because we’re not alone. There is Someone who knows what to do with broken hearts.

It is a wonder what God can do with a broken heart, if He gets all the pieces. -Samuel Chadwick

So, if you find yourself smack dab in the middle of heartbreak don’t give up yet. Don’t feel like you have to pretend like you have it all together. It’s okay if you don’t. We weren’t meant to face brokenness all on our own anyway.How to heal a broken heart why it hurts bad and how to recover

Instead of pasting on an “everything’s fine face”, instead of holding on to the “should-haves” and the “might have beens”, learn to let it go. Just let go of those broken pieces of your heart, and let God have them.

God is the Healer of Hearts–broken ones, bruised ones, hurting ones. He’s the Master Designer. And He can build something beautiful out of anything. Even out of broken hearts.

Our hearts aren’t construction paper. They can break, but that doesn’t mean we’ll ever have less of a heart than we did before. It doesn’t make us less of a person. Heartbreak isn’t a definition of who we are. It doesn’t have to define the rest of our lives.

It hurts now. It might hurt for a long time. Broken hearts don’t heal over night. But we have to open our hands so God can take the pieces.

What once felt like the end of the world? Ten years from now, we might see that it was really just the beginning of a new, better season. God knows how to make beauty out of broken. And that’s what He does with even broken hearts.

10 strategies for repairing A broken heart from Females for the Bible

Ask Eve, Sarah, Mary Magdalene, Naomi, or Hannah just how to heal a heart that is broken and you’ll discover oceans of convenience and recovery. These ladies of this Bible share strategies for curing broken hearts, letting go of family, and stepping into a unique period of life. Here’s just how to cope with your heal and pain: realize that it’s not just you. Trust you deeply that you aren’t the only one struggling with grief, and that God really does love.

Repairing a broken heart is hard, exhausting work. In accordance with the United states Psychological Association, dealing with the loss of a good friend or|friend that is close> member of the family is just one of the hardest challenges we face. loss is part of life, but we’re overcome by confusion and shock with regards to really occurs. It is very easy to look for guidelines simple tips to heal a heart…but that is broken experiencing healed, free, and delighted is a complete various thing, is not it?

Grief because of a broken heart may lead to extensive durations of sadness or depression that is severe. Also “less stressful” ( life-changing activities) such as for example breakup, work loss, household estrangements, and real and psychological disease feel impossible to overcome. Those losings do break our hearts. Also ladies of the Bible experienced them – which we why to generally share a glimpse of the life here!

10 guidelines for repairing a heart that is broken ladies associated with Bible

Ladies of this Bible – Healing a Broken Heart

Speak about broken hearts…over 2.4 million partners, members of the family, buddies and companions die every more than a million are sudden deaths year. Every 2,600 Americans expect to be alive tomorrow…but they’re not day. And, in accordance with the nationwide Cancer Institute, an calculated 1,685,210 new situations of shall be identified . Significantly More than 595,600 individuals will perish through the condition in 2016.

Learning just how to adventist singles move ahead heart that is broken time…but you’re not alone.

1. Forget about the Garden of Eden — Eve

Eve had been the very very first girl in the Bible to grieve the death of a young child, first girl to go out of the coziness and security of her house, as well as the very first girl to have the emptiness and desperation of life without Jesus. Eve additionally had to forget about her close, trusting relationship together with her spouse, Adam. This very first girl for the Bible had to select up the pieces of her broken heart in numerous ways — exactly like you have to. She had to release her Garden of Eden and move as a year of life.

2. Surrender to a brand new Season — Sarah

Sarah left her friends and family journey that is long Haran to Canaan. Not just did she keep her house, she had to discover brand new social norms and traditions. She abandoned her fantasy of getting a family members with Abraham, and surrendered her pride offering Hagar to her husband. She had been a solid, assertive, confident girl of this Bible — and she shows us that after nothing goes as prepared, we must trust that Jesus is working together things good. He’s of treating broken hearts and reviving spirits that are sad.

3. Sleep and Get Things You Need — Hagar

A lady without freedom of preference, fantasies or goals that she could really pursue, Hagar had no right to her time or body. This girl regarding the Bible was a powerless maidservant whom ended up being useful for her womb. To create matters more serious, she had been banished to wander when you look at the backwoods and resigned to losing her son, Ishmael. But she discovered how exactly to recognize God’s resources and depend on their supply whenever she thought all had been lost – and I also don’t even remember her praying a robust prayer for repairing a heart that is broken. We are able to gain hope, energy, and courage from Hagar’s humility and trust that is childlike.

4. Ask Jesus to exhibit that you New Method — Naomi

What didn’t Naomi need certainly to forget about? Residence, husband, sons, daughters-in-law, hope for her future. She and Elimelek left and relocated to a land that is foreign. Her two sons hitched Moab females, and Naomi dreamed to be a grandmother and retiring in peace…until her husband died. Then her sons both passed away and she destroyed the full life she worked so difficult to construct. This girl for the Bible provides methods for treating a broken heart by showing us just how to do something and step of progress, even whenever we’re sad and scared.

How to heal a broken heart why it hurts bad and how to recover

How to heal a broken heart why it hurts bad and how to recover

Most people have experienced a broken heart, and there are multiple possible causes. But whether it comes from a breakup with a significant other or the death of a loved one, heartbreak is never easy.

Unfortunately, there’s no Band-Aid for broken hearts — but there are ways to ease the pain.

Heartbreak can be such an intense experience that some scientists suggest it feels the same as physical pain. A 2011 study found that people had similar brain activity when they viewed a photo of a former love and when they burned their arm. Kross E, et al. (2011). Social rejection shares somatosensory representations with physical pain. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1102693108

It might even be possible to die of a broken heart. People who are in the early stages of grief are more likely to experience increased blood pressure and heart rate, which can raise their cardiovascular risk. Buckley T, et al. (2011). Haemodynamic changes during early bereavement: potential contribution to increased cardiovascular risk. DOI: 10.1016/j.hlc.2010.10.073

A 2018 study found that widows and widowers were 41 percent more likely to die within the first 6 months after losing their spouse. The researchers suspect this was a result of a 53 percent increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Fagundes C, et al. (2018). Spousal bereavement is associated with more pronounced ex vivo cytokine production and lower heart rate variability: Mechanisms underlying cardiovascular risk? DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.04.010 Tragically, heartbreak came at the expense of their actual hearts.

As more scientists confirm the biological basis of love, there may eventually be a treatment for heartbreak. In the meantime, psychotherapist Athena Staik shares three important tips to make it feel a little better.

Understand the past

Take an honest look at what you just went through. “Recall your emotions and thoughts during the romance — from its early stages to when things began to get rough, to when it ended,” Staik recommends. “Think of other past relationships and look for patterns.”

Prepare a self-care action plan

While it’s tempting to lie around in sweats for days on end (we’ve been there) and stock your fridge full of ice cream and pizza, taking good care of yourself now will save you from more struggle later.

“Lift yourself up emotionally, mentally, and physically,” Staik says. “Exercise. Eat super healthfully. Cut out sweets and alcohol as much as possible.”

Connect

When we’re used to being around someone 24/7, it can be quite a shock to our system when they’re no longer around. “Practice deep breathing, yoga, and meditation,” says Staik. “Connect with people you trust.”

Losing a loved one is one of the most excruciating ways to obliterate a heart. While there’s no way to bring the person back, there are ways to mend the broken hearts left behind. Psychologist Julie S. Lerner explains exactly how to grieve.

Allow yourself to cry

“‘Be strong,’ a phrase often heard during the grieving process, doesn’t have to mean keeping your feelings bottled up inside,” Lerner says. “It can also mean expressing them in whatever way feels best for you. Remember that no one ever died from crying.”

Make space for the loss

It can be tempting to just try to forget about your loss and move on with the endless distractions available to us these days (alcohol, projects, dating apps, you name it), but you can’t outrun grief for long.

“Don’t fully immerse yourself in work or other activities. Loss is a part of life, so make room and time to grieve,” Lerner says.

Self-soothe

“Don’t feel guilty about enjoying life even during the grieving process. Make time to do things that you love and that help you feel good,” Lerner says. “Keep your house organized, buy yourself flowers, take a bath, connect with pets — whatever works for you!”

10 strategies for repairing A broken heart from Females for the Bible

Ask Eve, Sarah, Mary Magdalene, Naomi, or Hannah just how to heal a heart that is broken and you’ll discover oceans of convenience and recovery. These ladies of this Bible share strategies for curing broken hearts, letting go of family, and stepping into a unique period of life. Here’s just how to cope with your heal and pain: realize that it’s not just you. Trust you deeply that you aren’t the only one struggling with grief, and that God really does love.

Repairing a broken heart is hard, exhausting work. In accordance with the United states Psychological Association, dealing with the loss of a good friend or|friend that is close> member of the family is just one of the hardest challenges we face. loss is part of life, but we’re overcome by confusion and shock with regards to really occurs. It is very easy to look for guidelines simple tips to heal a heart…but that is broken experiencing healed, free, and delighted is a complete various thing, is not it?

Grief because of a broken heart may lead to extensive durations of sadness or depression that is severe. Also “less stressful” ( life-changing activities) such as for example breakup, work loss, household estrangements, and real and psychological disease feel impossible to overcome. Those losings do break our hearts. Also ladies of the Bible experienced them – which we why to generally share a glimpse of the life here!

10 guidelines for repairing a heart that is broken ladies associated with Bible

Ladies of this Bible – Healing a Broken Heart

Speak about broken hearts…over 2.4 million partners, members of the family, buddies and companions die every more than a million are sudden deaths year. Every 2,600 Americans expect to be alive tomorrow…but they’re not day. And, in accordance with the nationwide Cancer Institute, an calculated 1,685,210 new situations of shall be identified . Significantly More than 595,600 individuals will perish through the condition in 2016.

Learning just how to adventist singles move ahead heart that is broken time…but you’re not alone.

1. Forget about the Garden of Eden — Eve

Eve had been the very very first girl in the Bible to grieve the death of a young child, first girl to go out of the coziness and security of her house, as well as the very first girl to have the emptiness and desperation of life without Jesus. Eve additionally had to forget about her close, trusting relationship together with her spouse, Adam. This very first girl for the Bible had to select up the pieces of her broken heart in numerous ways — exactly like you have to. She had to release her Garden of Eden and move as a year of life.

2. Surrender to a brand new Season — Sarah

Sarah left her friends and family journey that is long Haran to Canaan. Not just did she keep her house, she had to discover brand new social norms and traditions. She abandoned her fantasy of getting a family members with Abraham, and surrendered her pride offering Hagar to her husband. She had been a solid, assertive, confident girl of this Bible — and she shows us that after nothing goes as prepared, we must trust that Jesus is working together things good. He’s of treating broken hearts and reviving spirits that are sad.

3. Sleep and Get Things You Need — Hagar

A lady without freedom of preference, fantasies or goals that she could really pursue, Hagar had no right to her time or body. This girl regarding the Bible was a powerless maidservant whom ended up being useful for her womb. To create matters more serious, she had been banished to wander when you look at the backwoods and resigned to losing her son, Ishmael. But she discovered how exactly to recognize God’s resources and depend on their supply whenever she thought all had been lost – and I also don’t even remember her praying a robust prayer for repairing a heart that is broken. We are able to gain hope, energy, and courage from Hagar’s humility and trust that is childlike.

4. Ask Jesus to exhibit that you New Method — Naomi

What didn’t Naomi need certainly to forget about? Residence, husband, sons, daughters-in-law, hope for her future. She and Elimelek left and relocated to a land that is foreign. Her two sons hitched Moab females, and Naomi dreamed to be a grandmother and retiring in peace…until her husband died. Then her sons both passed away and she destroyed the full life she worked so difficult to construct. This girl for the Bible provides methods for treating a broken heart by showing us just how to do something and step of progress, even whenever we’re sad and scared.

Time alone does not heal heartbreak. Positive action does.

How to heal a broken heart why it hurts bad and how to recover

PhD, LMFT, BCC

Are you still on the fence about this relationship? Do you wonder if there is still hope? Do you fantasize about getting back together?

Dr. Bobby will help you determine if your relationship can be saved.

When (or if) you decide that you need to release your attachment to this person, then your recovery process can start.

How to heal a broken heart why it hurts bad and how to recover

How to heal a broken heart why it hurts bad and how to recover

Healing your broken heart is a recovery process that has a lot in common with recovering from an addiction.

Dr. Bobby will show you how to sever your unhealthy attachment, work through the feelings that keep you trapped, and set healthy new boundaries for yourself.

Unresolved feelings of anger, guilt and regret can keep you stuck in an unhealthy attachment.

Learn how to work through dark feelings in a productive way, so you can find forgiveness and move on with your life.

How to heal a broken heart why it hurts bad and how to recover

How to heal a broken heart why it hurts bad and how to recover

Going through a hard breakup or divorce takes a toll on your self esteem.

Dr. Bobby will show you how to reconnect with your self worth, reclaim your strengths, and restore your self confidence.

Do you obsess about your Ex? Rehash old memories? Feel triggered by certain locations, situations or people?

Dr. Bobby will show you how to reclaim your mental and emotional energy, and leave the put the past behind you.

How to heal a broken heart why it hurts bad and how to recover

How to heal a broken heart why it hurts bad and how to recover

The hardest life expereinces are some of our most valuable teachers, if you know how to use them.

Dr. Bobby will help you learn from this experience so you can grow in your confidence, gain clarity in your values, and design a new plan for your life.

After you’ve healed and grown, it’s time to get back out there.

Dr. Bobby will teach you how to trust others again, how to decide if you’re ready to date or not, and how to create a healthy, positive new relationship in the future.