Broken Hearts are Not Just in Songs | 3-19-16

How many songs do you know about a “broken heart?”

Do they bring a tear to your eye?

One heart-wrenching song is “Tears in Heaven”, by Eric Clapton. He wrote it after losing his four-year old son.

………….Time can bring you down, time can bend your knees
………….Time can break your heart, have you begging please, begging please
………….Beyond the door there’s peace I’m sure
………….And I know there’ll be no more tears in heaven

We are coming up on “Holy Week”, when we remember Christ’s death on the cross, and his resurrection. But think about how his mother, Mary, and all the apostles felt when Jesus died. Their hearts were broken, too.

We know that death and loss is part of life. That doesn’t make losing your loved one any easier. When our loved one has a long-term illness, the grieving process starts earlier, and hurts more.

A broken heart is not a fantasy. A broken heart is painful. It can lead to a medical condition, “Broken Heart Syndrome.” Symptoms actually mimic a heart attack.

My guest on Saturday on TOULA’S TIPS FOR CAREGIVERS will help us to recognize the symptoms of, and recover from “Broken Heart Syndrome.”

Cornelia Rappoport, is a Board-certified Psychiatric and Mental Health RN with Apex Home Healthcare Services of Jacksonville. Cornelia works with clients and family members, helping them through the grieving process.

Join us on Saturday at 11AM on WBOB Radio 600 AM or 100.3 FM (CLICK HERE to listen online).

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