Breaking up sucks! There’s no doubt about it, but now you can find out how much breaking up sucks according to science:
1. Breaking up with someone is like giving up cocaine
This study found that breaking up with someone affects the same part of the brain as someone who is giving up a cocaine addiction. Romantic rejection hurts as much as giving up an addictive habit, which is why it would explain why people do crazy things after a break up.
2. Heart break actually hurts
Researchers found out that when a person goes through a break up their body actually gets hurt. Break ups affect the parasympathetic nervous system which is responsible for digestion, regulation of internal organs like the heart and sexual arousal.
3. We can not forget a loss
If we lose 500 rupees we can’t forget about it, it’s something we rememeber more than finding 500 rupees. Our brains find breaking up to be more significant than starting a new relationship.
4. Being sad helps you get over the break up
Talking about the break up and going over what went wrong will actually make you get over it faster. A study shows that reflecting over what went wrong helps people put the past behind them.
5. The more breaks ups you go through the more you don’t believe in love
The more break ups you have the more likely you stop believing in love. That’s because the more a person is rejected the more likely you won’t believe you’ll have a lasting relationship.
6. Women feel more pain during a break up
Women reported a higher level of emotional and in some cases physical pain during a break than men did.
7. Men are more likely to break up if a woman cheats on the physically
Men will dump their girlfriends if they cheat on them physically, they don’t consider emotional cheating a big deal.
8. Social media is bad for a relationship
Excessive Facebook use is bad for a relationship. It’s been linked to emotional and physical cheating, breakup, and divorce.
9. Losing your appetite is normal
Stressful thoughts increase our cortisol levels which diverts blood away from our digestive tract which make you not hungry. Which is why some people lose weight after a break up
10. You may suffer an identity crisis.
From referring to we instead of me or I may make you feel like you don’t know who you are anymore. The more committed you are to a relationship the more likely you are to change after a break up.