Faced with rebuilding my entire world after my ex husband and I split, I did tons of research to find suggestions on what to eat during heartbreak. But the problem was–none of it felt realistic. I could tell the recommendations came from a well-intentioned place, but not from a place of recent or severe experience.
When we go through a difficult breakup or divorce, our entire psychological and physiological state can change.
Heartbreak has been likened by some people (e.g. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler) to grieving the death of a loved one.
And it's even been compared to addiction withdrawal by the likes of Helen Fisher, Ph.D.