13 Scientific Findings About Breakups To Ease The Pain

Breaking up is hard to do. You can read all the breakup advice in the world, but sometimes you need the slap in the face of cold, hard facts to help you get over a relationship loss. Here's what some researchers have discovered about breakups and relationships that might help your grief…

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Rejection activates the same areas in the brain as experiencing physical pain 2013 CRACKED COM After being dumped, your brain activity increases in th

Source: Scientific American

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45% of relationship satisfaction is based on your perception of the relationship 2020 The partnership you build and how you feel around your partner i

Source: CNN

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Commitment readiness predicts your next relationship success 2019 When a person doesn't feel ready to commit, they are less likely to act in relations

Source: EurekAlert

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Most people want to stay friends with an ex due to sentimentality. 2016 Men rated sexual access and pragmatism as reasons to stay friends with ex high

Source: ResearchGate

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Your beliefs about personality will determine how you deal with a breakup. 2016 CRACKED.COM If you think personalities are more malleable, you're more

Source: EurekAlert

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The placebo affect can mend your broken heart 2017 CRACKEDCO Just knowing you are trying to do something positive to ease your emotional pain can make

Source: EurekAlert

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After a breakup, your self-concept is vulnerable. 2010 After a breakup, you may feel a your sense of you changes, on top of having to deal with the

Source: ScienceDaily

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Social media makes breakups harder, even if you unfollow and block. 2020 Unfriend Social media makes it very difficult to get distance from an ex. Try

Source: ScienceDaily

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On-and-off-again relationships might be toxic for your mental health 2018 These relationships have higher rates of abuse, poorer communication, and lo

Source: EurekAlert

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On average, people don't gain weight after a breakup. 2019 CRACKED COM Emotionally eating doesn't appear to be as big of an issue as media makes it ou

Source: ScienceDaily

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Reflecting on a breakup speeds up the recovery process. 2015 Repeatedly talking about a breakup is actually good for you, even if it's annoying for yo

Source: ScienceDaily

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Changing your partners probably won't change your relationship issues. 2019 In one long-term study, researchers found people repeated the same dynamic

Source: EurekAlert

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Breakups hurt women more, but they recover more fully. 2015 CRACKEDOON Women report more physical and emotional pain, but men never fully recover, the

Source: ScienceDaily

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