'Broken Heart' Pain does exist

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  1. wdlove macrumors P6

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  2. topicolo macrumors 68000

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    I guess that puts a whole new meaning to hurting one's feelings :)
     
  3. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    i've been saying it for years.

    this is why emotional distress needs to be treated just like physical pain and suffering in court. too often, it's looked at as a money-grabbing attempt...

    pnw
     
  4. solvs macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I saw this earlier.

    Although from what I read, this seemed to have more to do with social rejection, it's implications are revealing. Some of us know all too well that emotional pain can hurt as much, if not more so, than physical pain. Sometimes even causing it. Science seems to agree.
     
  5. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    I could have told them that.

    In retrospect, it appears I should have told all the girls I've asked out over the years that if she says no, it really IS like she cut out my heart as far as my brain is concerned. :p

    Intriguing study nevertheless.
     
  6. HasanDaddy macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for the note LOVE!

    that was a very neat article
     
  7. mymemory macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, next time they are gonna confirm that such thing as "gravity" do exist!

    I saw in a tv show that our feelings of rejection or our feelings of isolation came from or ancestors the cave men, just because a man that was excluded from the tribe had a secure death by itself.

    That is why rejection is such terrible feeling since then.

    About broken hearts, 80% of that feeling is a hurt ego. No one want to be rejected by his/her partner.

    If your girlfriend brake up with you, you are the one who is gonna feel worst. If you brake up with your girlfriend a minute before, you will not feel as bad as the other part.
     
  8. Phil Of Mac macrumors 68020

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    Another day, another weakness in the human psyche discovered...
     
  9. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816

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    I'd agree with that if I still had an ego after being rejected. It isn't the being rejected, I've gotten used to that - it's the fact t hat most people just cut off communication with no explanation. It sucks.
     

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