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Women Literally Feel More Pain After a Breakup

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Women Literally Feel More Pain After a Breakup

Ay que dolor! No, really. When women get dumped they feel pain all over.

My first heartbreak literally felt like my heart was breaking. While sobbing on pillows, the sofa, or when riding public transportation (I didn’t care who saw my mascara running) I thought I was going to have a panic attack. My heart raced, ached, slowed, and ached some more. It was as if my ex had become a blood-sucking vampire and sunk his teeth right into my heart. 

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I’m not even being dramatic. According to a study published in Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, women feel agonizing pain after a breakup. Researchers surveyed 5,705 people in over 90 countries to share their emotional and physical pain after being dumped. They measured their pain on a scale from 1 to 10 and women reported feeling more pain than men.

When it comes to emotional pain women averaged at 6.84 out of 10 compared to 6.58 out of 10 for men. We also take the cake regarding physical pain: women felt a literal ache level of 4.21 versus 3.75 for men. While we’re crying, “my aching heart!” men probably just feel a little heartburn.

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Where does that leave us? Weeping, hurting and eating lots of cake to mend the pain. Freaking heartbreak.

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of LoveSujeiry.com. She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto LoveSujeiry.com - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on Latina.com works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.

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