Broken heart syndrome is real, it contains all the symptoms of grief that have been pushed away for so long. When you don’t deal with what hurts you effectively and you push it away, it doesn’t just go away. It gets stored in all your muscles, and your heart is no exception. It can cause physical symptoms that aren’t actually dangerous but they affect you in big ways. You may have a pounding heart and you may even have pain, it’s the anxiety that stems from broken heart syndrome.
- The contrast between inner emotional pain and festive holiday surroundings can be a trigger for broken heart syndrome.
- Keeping a journal can help you to externalize feelings of pain, loss, sorrow or stress.
- Try to set realistic boundaries without also setting rigid expectations about the future.
“The symptoms of Broken Heart Syndrome are very similar to those of a heart attack. There’s difficulty breathing, you might feel pain in your body, you’re concentration is lacking and you feel sweaty”