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The Signs Of Lovesickness

Updated on October 14, 2017



Lovesickness occurs after being rejected by someone your in love with, unrequited love or due to an absence of a loved one. It is also described as a "negative feeling" associated to being rejected by someone.

To most people it seems as though being "lovesick" would just be missing someone, or being a deeper depression due to missing someone. But Lovesickness actually comes with physical and mental symptoms that are no fun at all.

And with some personalities, being lovesick can actually lead to very serious physical or mental illness.

Some people have attempted suicide and some have commited suicide due to the severity of their lovesickness.

Signs You May Be Lovesick

1.) Lack of appetite

2.) Hard time concentrating

3.) Emptiness feeling in the stomach- feels like there is a pit in your stomach.

4.) Lightheaded and dizziness

5.) Heart Palpitations

6.) Stomach Pain

7.) Loss of Sleep

8.) Depression

Symptoms can persist and prevent you from functioning normally. Some people can from lovesickness for years. The flare's include when thoughts of the person who originally brought on the lovesickness come to mind.

For some individuals its hard to bounce back from lovesickness. And for other's it seems like after they go through the 5 stages of grief. They seem to get 'over" their lovesickness.

Some people dont understand why grief plays a role in a relationship. But a breakup is a death of a relationship. A person must go through a grieving process before they can stop being lovesick.

Lovesickness is the strongest level of missing someone you love. It's right there with Broken Heart Syndrome. We experience it multiple times throughout our lives, but for some It can become a very serious issue.

The general feeling of being lovesick is a feeling of helplessness and hopelessness that we experience when we feel that we have "failed in love".

Lovesickness is a real health condition. It actually affect's an individual on a mental level. If the person suffer's from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, feeling Lovesick may be more intense than in other's.

How To Get Over Being Lovesick

I know you were hoping to find some magical cure in this area to cure your lovesickness.But, sorry no, just like the grieving process, you need to make it through being lovesick to "get over it".

The only thing you can really do is try to keep your mind off the person. So this where I offer you advice of taking up a hobby that will help you think of other things in the time being.


  • Doing crafts
  • Drawing/Coloring
  • Going for a walk
  • Hang out with friends who don't remind you of the person you are trying to forget

If you still are wanting to know how to get over it, check out the video at the bottom of the article.

Quotes & Sayings About Lovesickness


*Most of us believe that we have
been betrayed by someone outside of us -
in other words someone has done something to hurt us,
been dishonest or broken a promise made:
some trust in some concept was broken.
Indeed someone may have taken an action
that took only their needs into consideration,
they may have not followed through on a promise made,
and they may have not told you the truth.
But their actions have nothing to do with you
and have everything to do with them.
That's why no one can do anything TO you.
They can take actions that involve you that you may not like -
according to your point of view.
But you are not a victim, no way, no how.
- Sheri Rosenthal

*If you do not express your own original ideas,
if you do not listen to your own being,
you will have betrayed yourself.
- Rollo May

*I think television has betrayed the meaning of democratic speech,
adding visual chaos to the confusion of voices.
What role does silence have in all this noise?
- Federico Fellini

*Look at our Lords disciples.
One denied Him; one doubted Him; one betrayed Him.
If our Lord couldn't have perfection,
how are you going to have it in city government?
- Richard J. Daley


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