Can You Die Of a Broken Heart? – Love and Relationships


“Saba ko pyaar karne ke liye Mujhe Saba ki hi zaroorat nahi.”

SRK’S soul-stirring dialogue in ADHM (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil) still strikes a chord with us, doesn’t it? Unrequited love, break-up or divorce, estrangement with the one you love can actually kill you. It’s one of the single most agonizing and soul-crushing experiences of your life. Research says that it can be detrimental to your physical health and it’s toxic effects can lead to the cause of your death.

While a heartbreak will not always kill you, it can harm your physical and mental well-being. A lot of pyscho-somatic disorders pertaining to heartbreak have been reported at and the counseling sessions have lasted for hours before the patient could get his or her life back in order. Literature would lose its essence without heartbreak and relationships. So would your life. Check out the last best-seller in crossword and stop reading this article if it doesn’t mention or address a heartbreak.


Statistical analysis suggest that women are affected more than men after a divorce. Indian men remarry sooner or later, but women shut off completely. Their financial condition is deteriorated and they are emotionally shattered. They have to restart their life from scratch and fight the social taboo around divorce everyday of their lives. However, the silver lining is, most of them survive the trauma in their relationships.

Did you hear about AIB’S campaign on Valentine’s day?

It screams out, ” Pyaar ek dhoka hai.”which means, love is a fallacy. While we don’t want you to become cynical about the most beautiful feeling in the world, we suggest you to lighten up and never forget, there are plenty of fish in the sea. Heartbreak is as inevitable as love is. Take it as it comes, leave it as it goes. Life is beautiful, isn’t it?



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  • Shruti Trivedi
    Fitness Trainer and Choreographer based in Ahmedabad

    Shruti teaches at Ahmedabad international school and has worked in many areas including radio and short-films. She's extremely passionate about writing and has been a contributing author to many books. She aspires to write on women-centric subjects.


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