STOP before you die!


According to NBC News….

Heartbreak can be a devastating experience at any age… 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 as “takotsubo cardiomyopathy” [also known as: broken heart syndrome].

You guys may remember a singer by the name of Phyllis Hyman?

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On June 30, 1995: Phyllis Hyman committed suicide by overdosing on pentobarbital and secobarbital in the bedroom of her New York City apartment. She was found unconscious hours before she was scheduled to perform at the Apollo Theater, and died 3 hours after being taken to the hospital.

But she left a note, and it said:

I’m tired. I’m tired. Those of you that I love know who you are. May God bless you.”

For years Phyllis battled with depression as a result of weight gain, alcoholism, death in the family, and broken heartedness from men [which she was very vocal about in her lyrics].

Broken Heartedness is a REAL THING!

But what I didn’t know is that it weakens the heart so much so, that it KILLS! So I ask,

Is he/she worth your life?

To some, the answer would be yes.

To me, the answer will always be no.

You CONTROL how people treat you. You set your own boundaries and rules!

I have a friend who falls in love extremely fast! And because she falls in love fast without really knowing the person, the likelihood for relationship success is slim to none.

Subsequently, as fast/hard as she falls in love…. she falls even harder when she realizes that he isn’t the one. In fact, she goes into a deep depression and shuts herself off from the entire world.

I’ve watched her question her appearance, her character, her upbringing, her lack of parental guidance + so much more based on a man who simply wasn’t worthy.

One day a break up sent her into a panic attack!

So again, I pose the same question to her:

Is he/she worth your life?

Now I get it…. I’m not oblivious to being broken hearted. I’ve been there and went through the trials and tribulations of missing him for almost 2 years.

Now 4 years later, I’ve been able to make moves and accomplish things that I would’ve never done if we were together. NEVER.

And what I can also tell you is that each days brings new understanding, an un-jaded heart, courage, strength, and the boldness to keep going in spite of.

Losing him/her isn’t the end of the world, and it’s definitely not worth your LIFE.