According to the professors in University of Virginia emotional and physical pain which leads to 'heartache'. When we feel heartache we experienced a mixed of emotional stress and stress-induced sensations in our chest-muscle tightness, increased our heart rate, abnormal stomach activity and shortness of breath.
Emotional pain involves the same brain as physical pain.
What you think is more painful, emotional or physical pain? I remember the tagalog movie of the late Rico Yan about the incident at school which Rico told the school head what he believed was right. He wants to protect Claudine in the incident. He said, the scar of physical pain will be gone in shortest time but emotional pain remains in our heart. Hence, it's more painful. The school principal based her descision to identify which one is deserving from Rico's statement
Coping with pain is not like Math that you can subract to make it zero or no pain anymore.
Pain in our heart will remain but we can eliminate the scars if we want to. Let your heart grieve but make sure to set goal to stop. Tell yourself "I make things happen".
You, me and everyone know how painful after break-up. But being hurt is normal, you can cry to let go of the pain. Everytime pain will come along make friends with it. If you feel like bursting surround yourself with goodness.
Heartache is not the only way emotional and physical pain intersect in our brain. Studies also shows, that even experiencing emotional pain on behalf of another person—that is, empathy—can influence our pain perception.
You are the author of your life and God is with you. Feel the pain until it hurts no more. By the time you'll overcome the consequences and obstacles you are now ready to blessed other. Goodness is within you. Don't waste anything, stop the pain and do things you think you deserve.
"Nobody can hurt me without my permission."