Is getting your heart broken, a required life experience?
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
January 28, 2009 5:14am CST
When someone breaks your heart, does that make you stronger? Is it a requirement so that you'll have a better life in the future? Have you ever had an experience when somebody did this to you? How did you feel about it? I've never had my heart broken before, that's why I'm curious...
28 Jan 09
Its not really a required life experience, but I think everyone goes through this phase. Its not the only experience that could strengthen you as a person, there are other things. As for me, yes, I've been there a lot of times. and its not really a good feeling. I'm just really thankful that I've survived that.
• United States
28 Jan 09
That all depends on you. Some people do get stronger. Others collapse and take to drinking their sorrows away or other addictive things to forget the person. I don't think it's a requirement. I've had the experience, and it's not pleasant. It didn't make me stronger, just more cautious about letting myself trust. But I didn't collapse either. Guess I'm not an addictive personality.
28 Jan 09
I think an experience is a requirement in a way that in the experience, you will definitely learn from it. It does make you a stronger and better person. I think downsides are good in a sense that it reminds you that you are still human, vulnerable to pain. I guess. I guess it depends on for what reason you got heartbroken and what happened to you afterwards. For example someone's cheating on you, and it of course breaks your heart. It's a good life experience in a way that it teaches you that not all relationships are perfect. The result? You gained knowledge. I was better when I had my heartbroken. :) I felt like I achieved something despite the tears. I'm basing this on experience.. Because of heartaches, I became more mature and more aware of my emotions- these are just two things among others. I knew myself better.