10 things that happen to your body when you are left heartbroken

10 things that happen to your body when you are left heartbroken

Heartbreak is real and can be devastating emotionally and physically. Recovery from heartbreak can be hard and take a very long time. There are many things in a relationship that cause heartbreak and effect your physical emotional well-being in unimaginable ways.

1. Physical pain.

Emotional trauma does not make you immune from physical pain. Heartbreak would affect you physically in many ways, including stomach aches, headaches, other physical pain and actual heart pain.

2. Increased stress levels.

Stress is a natural reaction to emotional trauma and will have an effect your whole system, causing tension, anxiety and mood swings.

3. Loss of appetite.

Many people lose weight after a traumatic breakup. Your mood will affect your appetite and eating is often the last thing on your mind.

4. Severe bouts of sadness.

Feeling sad after a breakup is normal and you will feel vulnerable and insecure and sadness may overwhelm you at times. Accept that this is part of the grieving process.

5. You find yourself unable to focus.

The emotional pain will distract you from focusing on life but the real pain of heartbreak needs to be challenged before you can heal. The longer you take to work through it, the longer it is likely to take to recover.

6. Your heart rate lowers significantly.

Science has proved that the sadness of heartbreak can actually lower your heart rate. A low heart rate can affect your circulatory system and leave you feeling sluggish and lethargic.

7. You have difficulty sleeping at night.

You may be unable to sleep and toss and turn trying to understand the intense feelings and sadness you are going through. The emotions you are going through are complex and will take time to work through.

8. You become more sensitive and irritable.

Your emotions will be raw after a breakup and you will likely be overly sensitive and irritable. You might overreact to innocent comments or even a look from someone, then feel really bad about it.

9. You withdraw into solitude.

It is natural to want to avoid the company of others when you are sad and in pain. You won’t want to spoil the mood of others with your misery, and that becomes your justification for being antisocial.

10. Destroyed confidence and self-esteem.

A significant part of the trauma of a breakup is that your confidence has been given a hard knock and you are doubting yourself about everything. The trust you put in the other person, how much you invested of yourself into the relationship, the hopes and dreams you believed you shared. Yet the relationship failed. You may blame yourself, feel that you may not be worthy of real love and lose confidence in your ability to find true love.