Heartbreak and Road to Recovery


Jenna Timms, contributor

Everybody can remember that time in highschool when they thought they would never get over that person that broke their heart into a million pieces. Not trying to sound like a motivational speaker or anything, but this won’t last forever and you will be okay. The world will not end because of an ended highschool relationship. Since everyone has their own way of coping with heartbreak, I decided to ask someone who recently got her heart broken how she coped with it. Senior, Reina Morgan stated, “I just pretend that they are dead and I cry and stress eat until I feel better.” Some may listen to music, exercise, draw, or even eat until they feel better, just like Reina did. Whatever you have to do to take your mind off of the hole that was left in your heart. After a breakup you feel like you’ll never find love again, whether you believe in “one true love” or not, there is always another one coming. Like the Ariana Grande song, “Thank you, Next”. However, there is no right or wrong way to get over a high school heartbreak, let alone any heartbreak. Since everyone is different, no one can tell you how long it will take or how much it will hurt. However, the pain will not last forever.

From personal experience, talking to the heartbreaker will not make anything better. In fact it can actually lead you to get hurt even more. No one can tell you how to feel but just having someone that you can talk to can make all the difference, especially if they have been broken before as well. I then asked Reina, “What is your advice for anyone who has gotten their heart broken or is currently in the middle of a heartbreak?” She replied, “Try to think of the positives and try not to cry all day, find yourself and screw whoever you dated that broke you.” Whatever helps you to feel better, that is what you have to do. I also know that it does get better one day at a time, just be patient. From my own previous heartbreak, it does take time but you will eventually feel better without them.

A heart is not physically broken after a breakup, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t feel like it. It feels like there is a hole in your heart that can never be filled, well I’m here to tell you that someone will fill it again. An ended relationship could also be a lesson learned to help you with future relationships. Reina stated, “Don’t get so attached until you know it is real, love yourself before you love others. And make sure that you’re completely over your ex.” Not carrying over the toxic traits that caused your last relationship to end, can really impact your future relationships. Whenever you are ready for that anyways. Just take your time and keep reminding yourself that “Every little thing is gonna be alright,” just like Bob Marley said. Now keep in mind, I’m not a wizard or anything, these are just a few tips n’ tricks to try and help you get over this high school heartbreak!