Why does a broken heart leaves one emotionally drained and also physically exhausted?
Just finished watching an episode of 'The bachelorrette' and this question just came to mind.
It is energy that a person have totally invested in that relationship and now that energy have to be redirected to somewhere else and the changeover for that energy direction will leave behind results that will physically and emotionally have an effect on the human emotional and physical body.
A broken heart is like a living death. The one we loved was part of every aspect of our lives from work to family. Most likley they know our secerts and our fears. When the relationship ends it is as if a part of us is dying. It will never be the same....either because of how we WANTED our loves and lives to be or because how it actually was. A death is always draining. There are 9 steps on the greiving process. These can be applied to the death of a relationship.
Whether one is elated or depressed it affects them physically.
During the "infatuation phase" of a new relationship it's not uncommon to be able to work all day, go to the gym, come home and shower, then go out to dinner, dancing, have sex all night, and get up early to start the next day. It's as though "new love" give us a physical energy boost. A couple years later into the relationship neither person is up for doing that much activity in one night. The excitment or high that use to be there along with the "excitement and anticipation" of seeing them fades.
Heartache is usually the result of "shock" that it's over.
You are caught off guard. Something you were once "sure of" has been pulled from underneath you. Your mind races and you wonder how could you have not seen it coming. You can't sleep. There's a little bit of an "identity crisis" especially if you have been known as part of a "couple". Depression can lead to not eating or over eating, not sleeping or refusing to get out of bed.
Our thoughts and emotions have a direct effect on our physical well being. Imagine getting fired from your job during the day and then winning the lottery that night. You'd go from depression to elation in the same 24 hour period based upon "words" you were told.
@ dashingscorpio, ibitpoyam, AMBASSADOR BUTLER - Whoa! So right, so true.
We as humans have been given such emotional tendencies that allows us to feel acceptance and rejection, love and heartbreak in such a way that no other species can. When pain touches our heart, it touches our entire frame (from the crown of our head to the sole of our feet), and thus we are left both emotionally and physically drained.
And yet there are so called humans (I call them animals) who are ever willing to explore that and inflict pain on others.
Thank you all for your intellectual responses.
by Healthy Living Is 7 years ago
Healing, I believe takes place when we have hope and start to relax inside. I believe that healing takes time and energy. The type of energy I am referring to is positive energy. I also believe that we all need people in our lives to talk to and help us heal. Though we heal on our...
by wearenotthesame00 4 months ago
If you were heart-broken, how would you explain it?What type of pain would you feel? How would it affect you? And do you think you could ever get out of it? (ever escape it?)
by Mia Taylor 5 years ago
How do you get over a broken heart?I've been with my husband 8 years, a week and a half ago was our 6 year marriage anniversary. We have been through almost everything a relationship can go through. We are currently in separate states due to financial issues. Me with family and him with friends.On...
by Haunty 8 years ago
How to mend a broken heart?
by MissJamieD 6 years ago
I believe it absolutely should be! Most victims of mental or emotional or verbal abuse would agree that these types of abuse are just as damaging as physical abuse, if not more! There should be a program to test any person where viable accusations were made and make them accountable. OFP's (Order...
by Martie Coetser 7 years ago
Being a Christian, means being a follower of Jesus Christ. Not so? Does this means a Christian has to be a martyr, willing to DIE emotionally or physically in order for others to live, or to have a better life?In a marriage, should/may/must a Christian wife allows her husband to abuse her (and her...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|