I recently looked up heart break and the first thing that popped up was over whelming distress. What do you think of when you hear the words “overwhelming distress”? Do you think of too much homework? Do you think of too many chores? do you think of too much anxiety? Well, overwhelming means overpowering and overpowering means very strong. Distress means agony and agony means suffering, I guess I’m just trying to figure out if all these words and meanings are appropriate terms for trying to truly comprehend what heartbreak is. 

As cliché as this may sound, I don’t believe anyone who’s ever been heartbroken can truly explain what it is, all they can really do is try and tell you how they feel inside and even then it still isn’t clear. Also, everyone has their own opinions of heartbreak. At some point we’ve all been heartbroken before and if you haven’t it’s bound to happen whether it be relationships with your friends, family, or boyfriends/girlfriends. 

People are very persuasive, they have  ways of making you believe them for a couple seconds or a couple weeks or for a couple months or a couple years even. As a child you’re always told to treat others how you want to be treated and then as you start growing up you start realizing how cruel the world really is and that no matter how well you treat people they will still treat you however they please and that’s when you’re taught to know your worth, to know when to stay and when to leave, to know what’s appropriate and what’s not appropriate. You start to set standards to prevent heartbreak from happening to you and these standards work…for a while and then suddenly you start noticing yourself doing things you swore you’d never do and saying things you never thought you’d say but you still can’t comprehend what heart break is at this point because it’s never even looked your way. 

Heartbreak will look your way, it will accelerate and bolt towards you like lightening bolts towards the ground and when it does you will feel overwhelming distress.  Remember that overwhelming means overpowering and overpowering means very strong. Distress means agony and agony means suffering but also remember what it feels like when your favorite song comes on the radio and what it feels like when you get to go see your favorite artist perform live or what it feels like when you’re hanging out with your friends and family on a Friday night playing board games or just simply enjoying each other’s company.  Just remember what it feels like to be happy because when heartbreak does happen to you, you’re going to need those things. Something you should always remember is that good things come out of bad situations and no matter how hard your life is at the moment or 20 years from now the storm doesn’t last forever. 

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