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For the Brokenhearted, A Series

If it hasn't happened yet, it most likely will, but maybe your are one of those unicorns that won't ever have to experience a broken heart? It's happened. I know a few people who married their soulmates early, before they had the chance to get run through the shit, and they are still very much in love. But those people are probably not going to read this blog series. The kind of broken heart I am speaking of is the wretched kind you get after a breakup. It is the worst, and if you have one right now, I am so sorry. I feel your pain. I have yet to experience anything worse, truly.

"One of the hardest things you will ever have to do, my dear, is to grieve the loss of a person who is still alive." - Jeanette Walls, The Glass Castle

One thing I know for sure is if it hurts, like really, really hurts, that is because you were /are still, in love. Your blessed heart cared very deeply for someone else's, and that is a beautifully brave thing. Although it doesn't make it any better, it is better that you feel this way. It means that you are capable of purpose, of the sole reason we were put on this earth. Not everyone is in touch with that. You my sweet, broken one, have the capacity to connect with another human in a deep and meaningful and terrifying way. To allow yourself to fall in love with someone is dangerous, yet we do it, you and me because, though the fall may be disastrous, in the end, it is always worth it, and we will do it again and again, until it sticks. Until our hearts find the home it is meant to occupy, we will continue to love. But it won't be easy. No, it will be the most difficult thing we'll do. To heal a broken heart so that it may get back out there is a process. If you rush it, you risk leaving the wound open, and an open wound can onl