You can’t eat. You can’t sleep. Your heart is so broken that you’re quite certain you’re dying and if you’re still alive in the morning it will be a miracle.

You have never felt this horrible, gut-wrenching sadness before in all your life and you haven’t been able to keep food down for days. Yes, you’ve had your heart broken before, but this time is worse than any other time. You’re literally dying inside; you can feel your heart splitting in two and there’s nothing you can do about it, and no amount of advice or reaffirming that “this too shall pass” or “you’re better off without him” will quell the pain.

You may not have loved him the most, or even the longest, but you loved him best, and that’s the stuff that keeps you up at night — that’s a fact that keeps you from being able to let go, move on and pull yourself from the sheets where he used to sleep.

Breaking up is probably one of the hardest things you’ll ever do and not just because of the boyfriend aspect, but because you lose your best friend, too. We won’t try to tell you to suck it up, quit your tears and get over it. However, we will give you a few tips that can help in the healing process, although the only real cure is time or medical memory erasing. I really wish doctors could make that procedure an option stat.