Broken Hearts

Broken Hearts

Understanding grief's dangers. Plus: Why a broken heart literally hurts, the difference between sadness and depression, and the neuroscience of breakups.

Rose Got Better

By Mark Rubinstein M.D.
What can make a difference in therapy?

The Grief Over the Loss of a Dog and the Joy of Remembering

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C.
A lesson on how to cope with the loss of a dog from playwright Eugene O'Neill.

Jennie Shortridge: When A Mind Breaks

By Jennifer Haupt
A mother's deathbed confession, a daughter's heartbreak -- and fear.

Dealing with Death

By Sarah Rose Cavanagh Ph.D.
Which emotion may buffer us against death-related anxiety?

Swaptimism: The Best Recipe For Turning Lemons Into Lemonade

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.
Uprooting and re-rooting made easy, or at least easier (Optimism Part 2)

Love Hurts...Literally!

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Can a broken heart cause actual physical pain? Would aspirin help?

Is Being Dumped Like a Breach of Contract?

By Mark D. White Ph.D.
What can contract law tell us about breakups?

How Our Beliefs Help Us During Hard Times

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Can faith pull you through a crisis?

8 Guidelines for a Friendly Divorce

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Shorten your grief at the death of a marriage by ending it collaboratively.

Mood Management and Emotional Resilience for Adolesents

By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
Downed by a bad mood, a teenager has choices for prevention and for getting out

The Break-Up Cure: 7 Ways to Heal & Find Happiness Again

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
7 tips to finding happiness after separation

Becoming Single Again: People Who Are Kind to Themselves Do It Better

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
The triumph of compassion over self-flagellation

How to Move Forward

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
You must do this first before creative thinking will work.