Why Break Ups Really Hurt

Many people who are busy feeling the devastation of a relationship ending ought to instead be questioning what it is exactly that they lost. It’s true that one of the most painful things in life might be loss, but the idea presented here by Dr. Lisa Firestone is that many people who suffer from loss at the end of a relationship are actually mourning a relationship that might have died a long time ago and has only been carried through the emotions since then due to something coined as a “fantasy bond.” A fantasy bond is an imaginary bond a person forms with another person.


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