If you’ve ever experienced it first hand, you might agree that heartbreak can often feel worse than the pain of physical injury or illness.
Not only that, but the recovery period can often seem twice as long.
But according to Helen Fisher, PhD, the way we feel in the aftermath of a breakup may have a lot to do with our brain chemistry . . .
. . . and in the video clip below, she walks us through a few simple ways that we can pump up the “feel-good” chemicals in our brain, and find relief from the painful emotions that often accompany rejection or heartbreak.
Check it out, it’s just 4 minutes long
Now, we need to be careful about our conclusions. While generally men behave differently than women, not all men behave alike, and not all women behave alike. Generalizations, while often true, don’t apply in all cases.
Finding happiness after heartbreak isn’t easy – but there are practical strategies that can help us rewire the brain to move past the sting of rejection.
To find out more about how the brain works after rejection, click here.
What strategies have you used to move on after rejection? Please share your experience in the comment section below.