When heartbreak is mentioned, for many the first thought is associated with the loss or end of a romantic relationship. However, heartbreak can also be the loss of a loved one (i.e. family member or friend) or even the loss of a job just to name a few examples. Whether we like it or not, we all at some point will experience heartbreak, if we haven’t already. When asked how you mend or deal with a broken heart, some would say that it is similar to the way you would deal with grief. If I must say, when it comes to having a broken heart concerning grief it hits differently. In my opinion, you never truly heal from losing someone especially if they were extremely close to you. You just learn to accept it but there will always be a piece of you that will remain broken.
In any case, whatever heartbreak you experience, the approach to mending or dealing with a broken heart are the same. You must deal with your emotions and move forward. Understand that dealing with your emotions can be difficult. You may find yourself happy one minute and the next minute you are in a corner crying. It is important to go through the process and not rush it. There is NO time limit on healing. Taking time to heal is the best solution for mending a broken heart.
Speaking from experience, I have dealt with two heartbreaks. One was the loss of my grandmother and the other was the loss of a romantic relationship. How did I mend my heart? Through praying and taking time for myself. By praying and taking time for myself, I was able to heal, reflect and find strength to move forward. I challenge anyone who is dealing with a broken heart to find peace, to heal and press on.
Brandlyn Owens is passionate about exploring and educating herself and others about mental health topics. She's a momma of 2 kiddos and she resides in Durham, NC.