Break Up Quotes - How do you mend a broken heart?
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How do you mend a broken heart?

Posted December 30, 2011 by Robb Zerr

Break Up Quotes - How do you mend a broken heart?

Lord Alfred Tennyson once said, 'Tis better to have love and lost, than never to have loved at all."
Obviously, he never had his heart ripped to shreds.
For those of us who have, it's hard to believe that it was better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all. Really? Are the pain, sorrow, anger, confusion and emptiness of a break up really worth it?
Some would say no, believing that it is far better to never risk a broken heart to begin with, and to seek solace in one's self, free of the pangs of potential or even eventual heartache and heartbreak.
Chloe Woodward captured it perfectly in a break up quote she once penned: "I don't know why they call it heartbreak. I feel like every part of my body is broken too."
Well said, Chloe.
Certainly it can be said that "Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few," as George Jean Nathan once observed in another appropriate break up quote.
We know this because history seems filled with broken hearts. One can tell by the endless number of break up quotes, poems and songs that explore and often revel in the moment of a love lost. It seems to be one of the universal experiences of the human condition - having one's heart broken.
From Elton John's cautious warning, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," to Emily Dickinson's outpouring in "Proud of my broken heart since thou didst break it," we certainly learn that maybe misery does love company, because there is no shortage of lyrical passages to see us through these tough times when we can't even begin to think of better days ahead.
It shouldn't be surprising that we seek solace in the wisdom of others, whether it's from our friends, or from passages and songs that we can identify with and which see us through our grief and pain. We not only learn that we aren't alone, but that eventually we will mend our heart, heal our open wounds and perhaps even love again.
We may even grow a bit in the process. While we are reluctant to tell our family or friends of our fractured relationship at first, we will at some point open up to those closest to us, sharing our deepest feelings about what we're going through. We may even have a good cry, or several good cries, letting the raw emotions of a broken heart pour forth.
And slowly, we begin to consider the fact that our need to love and be loved outweighs the risk of a broken heart. For as Christopher S. Drew said once in a telling break up quote, "I have felt it and lived it and now it leaves me here, love is the ultimate pain and joy, without it you die and with it you perish."
To love again - fully and deeply - we must heal first. Time does in fact heal our heart and as we take care of ourselves, return to our normal routine and find forgiveness, not only of the person who broke our heart but also ourselves, we can open our heart once again to others.
We perhaps will never get over the person we once loved. They may have forever touched us in ways we can't forget. In the words of an unknown author, "Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never the same."
As Marilyn Monroe once remarked, "I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go. Things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right. You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."
Such is the life of many of our viewers while they are searching for Love Quotes, Sad Love Quotes and Break up Quotes.
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