Did you know you can actually die of a broken heart? Yes, it’s true. Broken Heart Syndrome is a real thing. Depression, mental health, and heart disease all work together to create a “broken heart.” Its technical name is Stress-induced cardiomyopathy. Symptoms resemble a heart attack, and it is sometimes misdiagnosed as one. Are you afraid that you’ll die of a broken heart? Here are some ways to get over it.

Allow yourself time to grieve.

Grieving isn’t just for the dead. You need to allow time to grieve over anything you lose, from your house to your spouse. If you find yourself suddenly single, it’s important to go through the steps of grieving to allow yourself to get over it and move on in a healthy way. However, it’s also important to know the difference between grieving and depression. If your broken heart has you feeling despondent and you no longer enjoy the things you once did it might be time to seek professional help.

Accept it.

If you are feeling broken hearted stuffing it deep down inside isn’t going to help you get over it or make you feel any better. Don’t dwell on the ‘what if’ questions and don’t plan your life as if you are going to get back together. Instead, accept that it’s over. During your time of acceptance, you can learn to love again, share your love with family and friends, and find things to help keep you busy so that you aren’t spending alone time thinking about what could have been.

Take an artistic approach.

Music, art and writing can all be therapeutic for healing. Create a “feel good” playlist of music, without any sappy or sad songs. Pick music that makes you want to dance. Paint or draw something, or simply write out your feelings, hopes and aspirations in a journal. All forms of art therapy can help lift your mood and keep you busy too.

Learn to be kind.

One of the best ways to get over a broken heart is to be kind to yourself. Take time out for you. Meditate, do yoga, find things that are relaxing and calming. It’s also important to be kind to your ex. Doing this will help you find peace again. It’s not always easy to forgive, but it can be easy to move on. Plus, anger never did anything good for anyone.

Share your feelings.

Don’t just hide out alone at home. Get together with friends and family and share your feelings with them, whether it’s how sad, mad, or glad you are. Your friends and family want to help you get through this painful transition back into the world of being single. It’s also important to let them know they you don’t want to bash your ex, instead you want to move on and be happy again.

It won’t be easy to learn to be alone again, but it’s possible. And before you know it you’ll be in love all over again.


Do you have ways you get over a broken heart? Have you known someone that died of a broken heart? Tell us about it!




Yvonne Stegall
Yvonne Stegall
Yvonne Stegall has been a freelance writer for over 15 years. She has written for magazines, newspapers and all over the internet. Yvonne's main passions (other than writing) are health & wellness, pets and the paranormal. Yvonne is also a published author.