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How the brain reacts to a romantic breakup

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 08:24 PM

You're in the midst of a breakup and feel like a different person. You find yourself spending a lot of time longing for your ex, constantly checking her Facebook updates, and wondering what went wrong. This shift in patterns of thought and behavior may be caused by neural changes that occur after a breakup.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:04 PM

I've never experienced a romantic breakup because "love is one big illusion I should try to forget."

I'll read on, so I know what happens, anyway.


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Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:57 PM

I actually don't do a lot of that . I submerge myself in movies .
2 hour breaks from reality . Some even make me laugh .
The last big break up ,I saw every Damn movie in the theaters at the time ,including all the animated ones .
Break ups suck

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:23 PM

Even at age 53 such neuro-chemical changes can occur. They can manifest themselves as chronic, instransigent and 'immune' to 'logical' attempts to 'deal with it.'  They can take you down like a sluggish gazelle in the jaws of a famished cheetah.Only once did I experience, as a consequence of a break-up, the depths of longing and despair described in the article. Once was enough. I felt completely mindless, deballed, bereft and as if someone were gnawing on my bones by the light of the full moon. I agree with Simbi Laveau--large doses of alternative realities (movies) can help, and the whole phenomenon does suck..

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:28 PM

 szentgyorgy, on 26 May 2013 - 10:23 PM, said:

Even at age 53 such neuro-chemical changes can occur. They can manifest themselves as chronic, instransigent and 'immune' to 'logical' attempts to 'deal with it.'  They can take you down like a sluggish gazelle in the jaws of a famished cheetah.Only once did I experience, as a consequence of a break-up, the depths of longing and despair described in the article. Once was enough. I felt completely mindless, deballed, bereft and as if someone were gnawing on my bones by the light of the full moon. I agree with Simbi Laveau--large doses of alternative realities (movies) can help, and the whole phenomenon does suck..
Well after the last time,it was,the last time. I will never go thru that again . So when I'm in my 50s ,all I will do it watch movies for the pleasure of it .
People say,oh so sad ! Find someone !
No desire . Seriously . The last time,was THE LAST TIME.
Takeshi Kaneshiro would have to ask me out for me to even go ,hmmm.....

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:40 PM

how the brain reacts to a romantic break up-
.
1) female brain-
feed me wine & chocolate.
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2) male brain-
feed me beer.
repeat.


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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:55 PM

 shrooma, on 26 May 2013 - 10:40 PM, said:

how the brain reacts to a romantic break up-
.
1) female brain-
feed me wine & chocolate.
.
2) male brain-
feed me beer.
repeat.

Wine and chocolate ...oh nooooo...
More like lobster ,creme brulee ,and a foot rub . In my case anyway .

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 12:07 AM

simbi, you're a lady of expensive tastes!
I hope you don't experience heartache too often, you could put the planet into recession!!
.
oh. wait a minute.....
:-)

Edited by shrooma, 27 May 2013 - 12:29 AM.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 12:52 AM

 Simbi Laveau, on 26 May 2013 - 10:28 PM, said:

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Takeshi Kaneshiro would have to ask me out for me to even go ,hmmm.....

I had to check this out at Google Images. :whistle:

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:30 AM

I don't know about Takeshi Kaneshiro.. It would be Klaha from Malice Mizer to get me to date again.


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:34 AM

i'd settle for someone who's breathing!*
and not psychotic!!
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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:45 AM

All of the negativity of even having a romantic relationship negates me from ever wanting them.


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:06 AM

work   after the 2ed wife and i split  i was already driveing long hauls across country  faked the log books and turned up the xm raido  and got lost in chaseing the morning sun


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:33 PM

 AliveInDeath7, on 27 May 2013 - 03:45 AM, said:

All of the negativity of even having a romantic relationship negates me from ever wanting them.
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with me, negativity's not really the issue, as I have a very overactive sense of humour gland. my problem is finding someone who can keep up, as i'm a little.... enthusiastic..... and leaving a trail of broken corpses in my wake isn't really fair.....

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 02:09 PM

Maybe it's true that "love ain't for keepin'"?  :innocent:






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