Men, on the other hand, take these losses like deaths they never fully recover from.They can move on, but a piece of their heart is always missing. Most are in their mid-to-late 30s or older, and are finally ready to settle down. But they end up making their partners so unhappy with their inability to really love, they can't reach the end goal.Click here to read the introduction on how to get over a broken heart.
Dating a man with a broken heart
Newsflash: This may be the person you are now dating.
This is important to consider when you're trying to break down those walls.
Since our parents married young, they didn't have to experience so many adult relationships not working out. Women don't hurt any less than men, but our hearts are generally more open.
They may be unhappy or disappointed with who or what they chose, but they don't know what multiple losses feels like. We are naturally more vulnerable, so it's often easier for us to start over once we have healed.
Even though people move on and hope their previous experiences won't affect future relationships, they somehow always do.
When one has been hurt in the past, trusting a new person can feel nearly impossible.
In one case, I double-dated with a friend and his partner, who had fixed me up with an attractive woman who had clearly spent time on her outfit, hair and makeup.
I didn't even see that she was a knockout because I was blind to everything except my own pain.
But the positive side to a breakup is what we can learn about ourselves.