Common Sense Ain’t Common In Relationships
August 28, 2017


Can you die from a broken heart?

Yes, you can die of a broken heart. It feels like death and you can have symptoms that resemble health problems. 

What is heartbreak? A heartbreak It’s an intense emotional and physical pain or stress. Sometimes both.

Heartbreak can be a devastating experience at any age. When the woman I thought was “the one” ended our relationship about 7 years ago, I felt as though I was experiencing a death. I could barely get out of bed, cried more often than not and moped around so miserably my friends grew weary of trying to distract me from my suffering. However, I was lucky — my heartbreak wasn’t literal.

Unfortunately, in some people’s cases, a breakup or other traumatic emotional stressor can be enough to cause physical damage to the heart, a syndrome known variously as takotsubo cardiomyopathy, stress-induced cardiomyopathy, or “broken heart syndrome.”

Broken heart syndrome. … Broken heart syndrome is commonly described as a physical pain in the heart or chest area, which is due to the emotional stress caused by a traumatic breakup or the death of a loved one.


Effect of a heartbreak:

  • Stress

  • Depression

  • Psychological trauma

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (Broken heart syndrome)

  • Also causes Immune dysfunction and weakening

Psychological Trauma:

Psychological trauma is a type of damage to the mind that occurs as a result of a severely distressing event. Trauma is often the result of an overwhelming amount of stress that exceeds one’s ability to cope or integrate the emotions involved with that experience.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder:

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy:

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as Takotsubo Syndrome/Broken Heart Syndrome, is a temporary condition where your heart muscle becomes suddenly weakened or ‘stunned’.

The left ventricle, one of the heart’s chambers, changes shape and enlarges. This means this part of the heart doesn’t pump well.

Broken heart syndrome occurs suddenly and is usually triggered by extreme emotional distress or a physical trauma, whereas a heart attack is generally caused by blocked arteries. Both are potentially fatal. Symptoms for both can include chest pain and breathlessness. Unlike a heart attack, there is currently no known treatment for broken heart syndrome, but the condition tends to improve over time with the proper self-care.

Relationships and heartbreak

Love facilitates self-growth, expanding and diversifying who you are. As you spend time together, the lines between you and your partner become blurred; your self-concept and partner-concept become impossible to entangle or separate. The line that separates your individuality, who you are, your self-identity gets blurred. Short answer… YOU FORGET WHO YOU ARE.

So it’s no surprise that when a relationship ends, people experience self-confusion and self-contraction (the feeling of separation). Your “sense of self” actually shrinks. You feel lost and unsure of who you are. The remedy? Start rebuilding yourself from the ground up.

Rebuilding requires redefinition and accepting the fact that you have to go through this.

It’s time to give your brokenness to God. It’s time to try new things and spend time with new people. Pursue the benefits of self-concept rediscovery.

Individuals who do not make progress on redefining and rediscovering themselves experience poorer psychological well-being and post-breakup adjustment on a week-to-week basis. Which makes it very hard to heal if you are not seeking professional help if it’s necessary for your well-being and growth.  

In closing, one of the most important actions you can take to heal post-breakup is to expose yourself to new people, challenges, and experiences. Don’t punish yourself by isolating yourself. It won’t work.

If you are going through a tough heartbreak and would like to work with me and learn more about my 10-week coaching program and how you can go from brokenness to wholeness before 2019! Schedule an appointment with me to learn more about my program: CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR CALL WITH ME

NOTE: Keishorne’s 10-week coaching program is for serious people who are sick and tired of being broken, hurt, and discouraged. Keishorne is ready to change your life and transform you from brokenness to wholeness before THIS YEAR ENDS.

“Don’t enter 2019 with the same pain. It has to end THIS YEAR!”

Keishorne Scott
Keishorne Scott is an Author, Motivational Speaker, Mentor, Award Winner and Entrepreneur who was born in the Town Of Arima, Trinidad and Tobago, raised in Barbados and then moved to Brooklyn, NY at the age of eight where he has been resting his head ever since. While growing up in Canarsie in Brookyn he knew he was going to be the one to make a change. Inspired by friends and family; he knew he had the love and support to pursue in making a difference. Keishorne is also the founder of the “One More Educated Black Man” Mentoring Organization. By having such support he has been able to create this organization that allows the youth to step outside of the box and create futures of their own by gaining a helping hand for positive men who cares.

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