Collecting the routines of the broken hearted: an open survey
Words by Madeleine Dore
Art by Amelia Goss
Much like falling in love, the experience of heartbreak can have an extraordinary impact on our daily lives – how we eat, sleep, interact, think, work, communicate and move through our days.
The confusion and hurt of heartbreak can make us feel very alone in our experience, yet grasping for words of comfort and advice from others. We want to know that other people made it through this messy-hearted-feeling and survived. We want them to show us their scars, but also tell us how they healed.
While there is no secret potion to cure heartbreak, inspiration can be found in sharing our own experiences and learning from others.
In an attempt to both illuminate how heartache feels for us all and uncover strategies for dealing with the aftermath, I am putting out an open-survey to collect the routines of the broken hearted.
Whether it's getting over a long-term relationship, a short dalliance, an unrequited crush, or a romance from decades prior, no feeling of heartbreak is too fleeting or forlorn to include. We want to hear a diversity of experiences, so share if you know someone who wants to find comfort in telling their tale of heartache.
Responses will be collected (anonymously, if chosen) in a comprehensive guide published on Extraordinary Routines in the coming weeks and will act as a resource to comfort and inspire us.