Everyone goes through heartbreak at some point in their lives. At the time, it feels like the very worst thing in the world. The signs of a broken heart are both physical and mental, and some of them really take you by surprise. Knowing your heart is breaking is the first step you need to take in order to mend it again.
The signs your heart is breaking
Let’s look at the signs that indicate your heart is breaking, and how you can start to make things better once more.
#1 You can’t stop crying. We’ve all been there. From the moment you wake up, to the moment you go to sleep you can’t stop crying. Every time you think you are about to regain control, something else sets you off again. Crying is a totally normal part of heartbreak and is a good way of letting the hurt and pain out.
#2 Your chest hurts. Often people who suffer heartbreak feel as though someone is sitting on their chest, or they get sharp chest pains where their heart is located. This can be very scary. It’s usually just the emotional stress and nothing to worry about.
#3 You can’t sleep. Lying awake at night thinking about the person who broke your heart. And the constant replay of your breakup or last conversations to the point where you simply cannot get to sleep is a common sign your heart is breaking. Being tired makes us feel more emotional too.
#4 You can’t eat. Going off food when going through a breakup is very common. Lots of people tend to lose weight with the stress and upset of it all.
#5 You feel breathless. Often people suffering from heartbreak get so worked up they feel as though they can’t catch their breath. This can be another sign that feels quite worrying, but it will go away once you start to feel better again.
#6 You get distracted easily. Can’t seem to concentrate? If your mind keeps wandering and you can’t focus because of all the thoughts racing around your head, this is due to your heartbreak.
#7 You forget what you are saying. You start a sentence and then just totally trail off? This again is simply because you’re thinking so many thoughts and feeling such a rollercoaster of emotions that it is hard to keep your mouth up with your brain!
#8 You can’t get that person out of your mind. If you feel your heart is breaking, it is no surprise that most of your thoughts fixate on the person who caused you so much pain. Slowly but surely, you’ll stop thinking about them so much and find that longer and longer periods of time pass when you don’t think about them at all.
#9 You constantly try to figure out what went wrong. Mulling over all the details of your past relationship is totally normal. You’ll pick apart every sentence, every word, trying to figure out exactly what went wrong.
#10 You blame yourself. When feeling heartbroken and upset, it is easy to start losing self-confidence and blaming yourself for the breakup. Try to remember that relationships rarely fail just because of one person’s actions. Besides blaming yourself isn’t going to help anyone.