Dear Brokenhearted One: You Are Not Alone

Sleeping too little or too much, nausea, loss of appetite or overeating, phantom muscle aches, disturbing dreams, diarrhea, excessive weight gain or loss, restlessness and chest pains——these are all symptoms of a broken heart. As relationships turn shorter and more intense, heartbreak is becoming an epidemic. When we lose the one we love, it can feel like we’ve lost a piece of ourselves, too. We miss the rituals (the good night texts and Sundays at the Farmer’s Market) ——sweet connections unique to our coupling. Moving through the grief of loss is hard on our own. So how can we help a co-worker or friend who feels broken? During this interview a magazine journalist asks what I want people to take away from my award-winning book, “When Your Heart Breaks, It’s Opening to Love.” Here’s what I said:

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