The Science Behind Heartbreak: 8 Things That Happen To Our Bodies After A Breakup

It can sometimes seem impossible to deal with a really tough breakup. When you’re heartbroken and missing someone you used to spend so much time with, you can feel so many different and complicated emotions. I know that the last time I went through a breakup, I felt like my whole world was ending. In short, it sucks.

When you’re an outsider, it’s easy to pass off these breakup side effects as someone just being really dramatic or really sad. But the truth is, there is a lot more going on than you think – breakups aren’t just hard emotionally, they’re also hard physically. There’s actually a science behind heartbreak that proves that a broken heart can lead to real and sometimes very serious physical issues. So what is really going on with you after a breakup? Here are 8 things that happen to your body because of heartbreak and exactly why they happen. So, next time you or someone you know is going through a breakup, don’t assume they’re exaggerating their pain.

Have you ever experienced any of these things during a breakup? Did any of these surprise you? Tell me in the comments.


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  • Alejandra Arroyo

    I’ve gone through literally all of these. Even though I’m the one who left we both have it really bad. I accused her of cheating but the guy was just her friend I guess. The first night I got no sleep. I was crying all night. We had an argument last night because my friend started saying shit to her. Idk if it ended in a good way or a bad way. She disappeared for a whole night and I tried to contact her. I left her 19 calls and 73 messages trying to get her to talk, I was crying so badly. She almost died. But her friend saved her. But she’s said she only lived for me, that she has 100% trust in me. I want to give her the same. She’s always on my mind. I can’t help being completely in love with her still. I shouldn’t have left her if I knew this would happen. Everything just got destroyed in such little time. And my depression is worse than ever. I don’t think she would want to get back together now… *sighs* I hate myself. And my bestfriend also likes me too so it’s like I can’t help but hurt both of them…